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Nov 18, 2021
The Green Cities Company Continues to Lead the Way in ESG

The Green Cities Company Continues to Lead the Way in ESG

The Green Cities Company is a leader in the investment, management and development of highly sustainable properties that drive financial returns for investors while creating positive benefits for tenants and local communities. We are pleased to announce that Green Cities continues to earn recognition for the successful execution of responsible investment strategies.  GRESB Annual Report  Green...
Nov 16, 2021
Leading in Times of Change - NARIEM Dialogues, Fall 2021

Leading in Times of Change - NARIEM Dialogues, Fall 2021

By Bill Ferguson and Zoe Hughes As the Covid-19 pandemic is speeding up changes in the industry, cultural shifts are happening on the ground. Firms are having to rethink strategies for attracting and retaining talent, for succession planning and for ensuring the longevity of their organization within a growing industry. NAREIM and Bill Ferguson of...
Nov 15, 2021
DJC TopProjects 2021, 5 MLK Awarded 2nd Place in Mixed-Use Category

DJC TopProjects 2021, 5 MLK Awarded 2nd Place in Mixed-Use Category

Project: 5 MLKSubmitting Company: The Green Cities CompanyLocation: PortlandCost: ConfidentialOwner/Developer: Green Cities Fund III, LP / Green Cities DevelopmentArchitect: GREC ArchitectsEngineer: GlumacAdditional Engineering Firms: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Place StudioGeneral Contractor: Hoffman ConstructionSubcontractors: Ambrose Glass, BASCO, Bastion Security, Big Trees Today of Oregon, BrandSafway (Safway), Bridgetown Appliance Installation, CCS, Cell-Crete, Cherry City Electric, Chicks of All Trades, City of Roses Disposal & Recycling, Coffman...
Nov 15, 2021
The Green Cities Company Named to M&A 2021 PE Innovators in ESG

The Green Cities Company Named to M&A 2021 PE Innovators in ESG

By Keith Button Mergers & Acquisitions names the 2021 PE Innovators in ESG, including, the Green Cities Company. For a firm to have a successful ESG program, its executive leadership has to fully embrace its ESG values and strategy, says Renee Loveland, director of ESG for the Green Cities Company, a real estate private equity manager based in Portland,...
Oct 26, 2021
The Green Cities Company Announces the Acquisition of Vert

The Green Cities Company Announces the Acquisition of Vert

The Green Cities Company is pleased to announce their recent acquisition—Vert in Warner Center, CA. The property marks the sixth acquisition for Green Cities IV Value-Add Fund. The newly developed 277-unit apartment property was completed in August 2020. The developer completed the construction and leased-up the building during 2020-2021. Green Cities will continue to drive...
Aug 10, 2021
The Green Cities Company Leads with Innovation and Transparency in ESG Reporting

The Green Cities Company Leads with Innovation and Transparency in ESG Reporting

The Green Cities Company has created a broader and more inclusive platform to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals within our firm and a more transparent measurement system for our investors. The result, The Green Cities Index (GCI), is an innovative and unique approach to measuring material ESG impacts throughout our portfolio.  Driven by the...
Jun 17, 2021
The Green Cities Company Announces the Acquisition of Apartment Building–The Estelle

The Green Cities Company Announces the Acquisition of Apartment Building–The Estelle

The Green Cities Company is pleased to announce their recent acquisition—The Estelle in Los Angeles, CA. The property marks the fifth acquisition for Green Cities IV Value-Add Fund. The 61-unit apartment property was recently completed and built to condominium level finishes by the original owner, offering tenants high-end finishes, spacious floor plans and an expansive...
May 12, 2021
Bower Marks a New Phase of Transit-Oriented Infill Development in Boston

Bower Marks a New Phase of Transit-Oriented Infill Development in Boston

Designed by The Architectural Team, the two-tower complex counts ample train connections among its sustainable features. by James McCownMay 12, 2021 For the sports-crazed city of Boston, the new Bower residential complex might have the ultimate amenity: a view of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, from the landscaped roof. “On game days,...
May 4, 2021
2020 Environmental and Community Impact Reports

2020 Environmental and Community Impact Reports

Critical to our approach towards ESG is our own Green Cities Index, which measures the ESG performance of our asset, funds, portfolio and firm across a broad measurement standard incorporating environmental performance, health and wellness, social equity and climate change mitigation. This rigorous reporting is detailed annually in our own Environmental and Community Impact Reports....
Apr 28, 2021
Bower By The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT)

Bower By The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT)

Bower, a new mixed-use infill complex transforms Boston’s historic Fenway Park area into a connected, walkable, and vibrant neighborhood with housing and retail offerings, transit access, and public space. Among the most significant transit-oriented developments that Boston has seen in a generation, Bower is a valuable example for other cities where tangible quality-of-life benefits are the...
Mar 30, 2021
Managing Partner, Kelly Saito, Featured in Boston Common's April 2021 Issue

Managing Partner, Kelly Saito, Featured in Boston Common's April 2021 Issue

Mar 29, 2021
The Center for Active Design Recognizes Bower Nationally for its Best-in-Class Innovations to Enhance Occupant Health & Well-Being

The Center for Active Design Recognizes Bower Nationally for its Best-in-Class Innovations to Enhance Occupant Health & Well-Being

BOSTON — Green Cities Company announced their recently completed Boston property, Bower, has been awarded the 2021 Fitwel Best in Building Health Award, its flagship recognition program that identifies buildings enhancing human health via Fitwel®, the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all. With nearly 2,000 registered projects and more than 660...