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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...
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,...
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,...
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