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Sustainability ROI: Renovations, New Builds and Government Incentives

File Type: Conference session
Release Date: October 2013
Development 13 in San Diego, CA

Sustainable Development refers to a mode of human development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come. It has transformed from an ideology to consider to the norm in all new development and renovation. Lenders are looking to the future financial viability of a project, and tenants want a workplace with better air quality, lower operating expenses, "green" amenities, easy access to transit and an enhanced workplace quality of life.

Our experts will share their experiences on ground up development and renovation of the iconic Empire State building, and the financial incentives that are available that enable a developer to accelerate their return on investment.

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Moderator:

  • John Hoffman, CPA, Director, Baker Tilly

Panelists:

  • Catherine Dannenbring, LEED AP, BD+C, Director – Sustainability, Skanska USA Commercial Development
  • James Mazzarelli Jr., Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Liberty Property Trust
  • Leo O'Loughlin, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle