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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

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...
Mar 25, 2021
The Green Cities Company Receives PREA ESG Momentum Award

The Green Cities Company Receives PREA ESG Momentum Award

Recognizes Fund’s Innovative and Industry-Leading Approach to Adopting ESG Principles PORTLAND, Ore. – Mar. 25, 2021 – The Green Cities Company (“Green Cities” or the “Firm”) a real estate investment management firm, today announced that its Green Cities Fund III has been selected as the winner of Pension Real Estate Association’s (PREA) inaugural ESG Momentum...
Mar 19, 2021
PBJ Interview: New name, renewed mission for Green Cities Co.

PBJ Interview: New name, renewed mission for Green Cities Co.

The company formerly known as Gerding Edlen went through a big change last year. With the possibility of a sale to a third party, four people — Kelly Saito, Molly Bordonaro, PatrickWilde and Brent Gaulke — emerged from within the firm to buy out its investment management arm. The deal went into effect in April....
Dec 28, 2020
Biophilic Design Creates Better Environments in Residential Buildings

Biophilic Design Creates Better Environments in Residential Buildings

Nature-Inspired Rooms Promise Healthier, Calmer Living
Nov 5, 2020
Natural Elements Bring Mixed-use Building to Life

Natural Elements Bring Mixed-use Building to Life

Not even face coverings could hide the satisfaction of architects Don Copper and Janet Olson while crews continued to wrap up construction of the 17-story 5 MLK mixed-use building in Portland’s Central Eastside. Copper is a managing principal and Olson is a principal with GREC Architects, a Chicago firm known for designing lakeside high-rises in...
Aug 25, 2020
Designed for Healthier Living, Fenway Center’s Bower Opens for Leasing

Designed for Healthier Living, Fenway Center’s Bower Opens for Leasing

Who doesn’t want to live in a healthier home? Given the amount of time we’ve spent in our domiciles because of COVID-19, a healthy home is even more paramount. Back when Portland, Ore.-based Gerding Edlen took over Bower, the residential component of Boston’s new Fenway Center, healthier living was already among its priorities. “These are things...