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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....
Feb 11, 2021
The Green Cities Company Announces the Acquisition of Two Multi-family Assets—Strata and The Prescott

The Green Cities Company Announces the Acquisition of Two Multi-family Assets—Strata and The Prescott

The Green Cities Company is pleased to announce two recent acquisitions—The Prescott in Portland, OR and Strata in Malden, MA. The properties are the first two assets to be acquired under the new firm name, The Green Cities Company, and reflect the firm’s ongoing strategy of investing in high quality assets with value growth opportunities...
Jan 7, 2021
Gerding Edlen Investment Management Announces Rebrand as The Green Cities Company

Gerding Edlen Investment Management Announces Rebrand as The Green Cities Company

New Name Reflects Ongoing Commitment to Sustainability, Tenants and Communities
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
Dec 1, 2020
Green Cities Fund III Recognized by GRESB for ESG Achievement

Green Cities Fund III Recognized by GRESB for ESG Achievement

The Green Cities Company (formally Gerding Edlen Investment Management) 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 Fund III continues to earn recognition for the successful execution...
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...
Aug 10, 2020
First Residential Building Opens at Fenway Center

First Residential Building Opens at Fenway Center

New Model for Sustainability in Luxury Apartment Living
Aug 1, 2020
Green Cities Properties: Designed & Managed to Promote Occupant Health & Wellness

Green Cities Properties: Designed & Managed to Promote Occupant Health & Wellness

The disruptions in commercial real estate due to the COVID-19 pandemic are profound and are still unfolding. From our shared experience the past several months, a greater awareness of the connection between human health and the physical environment is emerging; after sheltering in place and slowly re-opening our workplaces, we have new appreciation for how...
Feb 1, 2020
Fitwel Certification Awarded to Green Cities Fund Properties

Fitwel Certification Awarded to Green Cities Fund Properties

As leaders in real estate investment with an extensive track record in developing and managing highly sustainable office and multifamily properties, Gerding Edlen is pleased to announce the firm recently earned recognition as a Fitwel Champion. Fitwel Champions are companies committed to applying Fitwel’s health and wellness standard across their property portfolios. Three of Green...
May 28, 2019
Tomatoes on Your High-rise Roof: New Chicago Apartments Adding More Green Space Than Ever

Tomatoes on Your High-rise Roof: New Chicago Apartments Adding More Green Space Than Ever

Gerding Edlen is deeply committed to developing, retrofitting and managing highly sustainable buildings that not only positively impact the planet, but also impact residents’ lives. In a recent feature story, the Chicago Tribune examines renter demand for green space in urban environments, and how Gerding Edlen’s Fund III property, EMME Chicago, is delivering on this...