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Oct 24, 2023
Incorporation of ESG in Real Estate Investment Value

Incorporation of ESG in Real Estate Investment Value

Leads of The Green Cities Company’s ESG, Innovation, Design, and Development departments (Lauren Winkler and Jennie Kalberer) are joined by Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Alliance Global Advisors, Jennifer Stevens, to discuss ESG in multifamily real estate diligence, investment, and value creation.
Sep 27, 2023
Carbon Commitments & ESG Reporting: Turning Promise into Practice

Carbon Commitments & ESG Reporting: Turning Promise into Practice

Green Cities’ Senior Director, ESG & Innovation, Lauren Winkler, was honored to join panelists from JLL, Google, and DBRS Morningstar in a deep discussion about driving Net Zero for the Illinois Green Alliance. Lauren discussed our pioneering “DECARB” approach to developing true, asset-level Climate Action Plans as well as other decarbonization actions.
Sep 11, 2023
Green Cities Named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Best Places to Work in Private Equity

Green Cities Named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Best Places to Work in Private Equity

We are pleased to be among the eight firms recognized by Mergers & Acquisitions for the inaugural Best Places to Work in Private Equity. The latest in their award series honors private equity firms who stand out amongst their peers in demonstrating leadership and innovation in their workplace cultures, policies, and internal operations. The firms being honored...
Mar 1, 2023
Video Interview with Lauren Winkler, Senior Director, ESG - IREI: In Focus

Video Interview with Lauren Winkler, Senior Director, ESG - IREI: In Focus

How Decarbonization Can Provide Value for Investment Managers
Mar 1, 2023
ESG 360: The Green Cities Company's Holistic Lens on Impact

ESG 360: The Green Cities Company's Holistic Lens on Impact

A Q&A with Lauren Winkler, Senior Director, ESG Many firms are talking about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations today.  As a vertically integrated real estate investment management firm, can you describe how Green Cities defines responsible investment? At The Green Cities Company, our values and practices are rooted in environmental stewardship, social impact, and...
Mar 1, 2023
Cleaning Our Air, One Building at a Time

Cleaning Our Air, One Building at a Time

A Structured Approach to True Decarbonization in Multifamily Real Estate Lauren Winkler, Senior Director, ESG THE CHALLENGE & THE OPPORTUNITY It’s difficult to open a media article, newsletter, blog, or conference agenda today without seeing some form of the words “net zero” or “decarbonization.”  Climate change – regardless of one’s view of its severity –...
Sep 6, 2022
Mergers & Acquisitions Recognizes 10 Firms as Honorees of the 2022 M&A Leaders in DEI

Mergers & Acquisitions Recognizes 10 Firms as Honorees of the 2022 M&A Leaders in DEI

Mergers & Acquisitions has recognized 10 firms as honorees of our 2nd Annual M&A Leaders in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. While private equity firms have traditionally lagged behind the financial industry overall in recruiting and retaining more diverse talent, this year’s honorees are looking to change that by implementing or accelerating DEI initiatives. They are leading the way...
Jun 15, 2022
Taking Inspiration from Biophilic Design | NAREIM Spring Dialogues 2022

Taking Inspiration from Biophilic Design | NAREIM Spring Dialogues 2022

Using design strategies inspired by a connection to nature can improve multifamily tenant health and wellbeing, and thus outcomes. By: Lauren Winkler, Senior Director, ESG
Apr 19, 2022
ULI Greenprint Leads the Way to Net Zero in the Real Estate Industry as Five More Members Align to its Net Zero Carbon Operations Goal

ULI Greenprint Leads the Way to Net Zero in the Real Estate Industry as Five More Members Align to its Net Zero Carbon Operations Goal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2022) — The Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance announced today that five more of its real estate members have aligned to ULI Greenprint’s net zero carbon operations goal. These real estate leaders join the 25 ULI Greenprint members that have already adopted this goal to reduce the operational...
Mar 30, 2022
The Dealmakers' Edge with A.Y. Strauss - a conversation with Molly Bordonaro focused on ESG and Profitability

The Dealmakers' Edge with A.Y. Strauss - a conversation with Molly Bordonaro focused on ESG and Profitability

The Dealmakers’ Edge with A.Y. Strauss highlights the stories, successes, and struggles behind major commercial real estate investors. Each episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at commercial real estate leaders and their unique edge. In the March 30, 2022 episode, Molly Bordonaro, Managing Partner of The Green Cities Company, joins host Aaron Strauss in a conversation...
Jan 13, 2022
Garrett Harker, of Eastern Standard fame, coming back to the Fenway with four new restaurants

Garrett Harker, of Eastern Standard fame, coming back to the Fenway with four new restaurants

Reaches deal to launch in new apartment building along Beacon Street, with restaurants set to open next year When local hospitality legend Garrett Harker was forced to close his three celebrated restaurants last year — Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks, The Hawthorne, and Island Creek Oyster Bar — it was clear that he left a...
Dec 10, 2021
Bower Honored with MAA 2021 Sustainable Living Innovation Award

Bower Honored with MAA 2021 Sustainable Living Innovation Award

Bower is located in the Fenway Park neighborhood of Boston, MA. The property is owned by Green Cities Fund III and managed by Greystar. Bower offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes averaging 749 square feet. The property is designed to use 21% less energy than a typical building. Bower features Biophilic Design which supports...