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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...
Apr 8, 2022
The Green Cities Company Advances Sustainability Commitment with Appointment of Senior Director of ESG

The Green Cities Company Advances Sustainability Commitment with Appointment of Senior Director of ESG

Portland, OR – April 8, 2022 – The Green Cities Company (Green Cities or the Firm), an investment management firm pioneering environmental and social responsibility in the real estate sector, is pleased to announce the hiring of Lauren Winkler as Senior Director of ESG. In this role, Lauren will create the overarching vision and direction...
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...
Dec 7, 2021
Green Cities IV Announces Acquisition of Caldwell

Green Cities IV Announces Acquisition of Caldwell

The Green Cities Company is pleased to announce their recent acquisition—Caldwell in Lynn, MA. The 259-unit multifamily apartment property is located 11.5 miles north of downtown Boston positioning its residents to experience the outstanding quality of life offered by the fast-growing neighborhood of Lynn with easy access to downtown Boston.  Caldwell is located directly adjacent...
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...