Webinar: Extreme Heat Resilience and Real Estate

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August 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Online
Online DC United States
ULI Urban Resilience Program


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Extreme heat is the most widespread and deadly weather-related hazard in the United States, and it is worsening due to both climate change and urban development patterns.

In this webinar, you will hear from both private- and public-sector experts who are implementing extreme heat solutions to make buildings and cities more adaptable to environmental conditions and comfortable for occupants. Learn how extreme heat resilience strategies can potentially “future-proof” real estate in vulnerable markets; lower operations and management costs; improve the tenant and occupant experience; and otherwise differentiate a real estate project.

Participants will hear from city experts on how extreme heat and extreme heat mitigation could play a larger role in future building regulation and land use policy.

This webinar is being hosted in coordination with the debut of a new report from the ULI Urban Resilience Program. Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate outlines how extreme heat will affect the real estate and land use sectors and highlights the leadership and the potential positive impact of the real estate sector in implementing “heat-resilient” building designs and land uses.

Registered webinar attendees will receive an advance electronic copy of the report.



Jack Davis (Moderator)
Director of Program Development
RE Tech Advisors

Jack Davis is Director of Program Development for RE Tech Advisors, a consulting firm focused on improving the financial, environmental, and operational performance of the built environment. Jack partners with clients to develop and implement environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives that unlock value for real estate investors – ranging from individual assets and portfolios to entire markets. With over 20 years’ experience in integrating data, communications, behavior change, and technical strategies on behalf of clients, Jack brings a systemic mindset and creative spark to today’s real estate performance challenges. He has authored and enhanced many groundbreaking sustainability and market transformation programs, including the Pillars of Responsible Property Investing, the Kilowatt Crackdown, Carbon4Square, the Green Building Opportunity Index, and the High-Performance Portfolio Framework. Jack serves on the Urban Land Institute’s Responsible Property Investing Product Council.


Johnny Campbell
Sundance Square

Since 2001, Johnny K. Campbell has been President/CEO of Sundance Square.  Sundance Square is an award-winning, multi-block downtown Fort Worth mixed-use development owned by the Bass family.  Mr. Campbell is responsible for development, leasing, merchandising, and property management of Sundance Square’s portfolio of properties.

Prior to joining Sundance, Mr. Campbell worked with the Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland, for 20 years.  Mr. Campbell held key positions at the Rouse Company in the disciplines of Operations, Security, Project Management, and Management.  Mr. Campbell focused his efforts in the downtown and mixed-use projects.  His urban mixed-use management responsibilities have included:  Harborplace and The Gallery on the inner harbor of Baltimore; Pioneer place in Portland Oregon; Westlake Center in Seattle; The Riverwalk in New Orleans; Tabor Center in Denver and Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix. Mr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of Houston.


Kizzy Charles-Guzman
Deputy Director
NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency

Kizzy Charles-Guzman is a Deputy Director at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, leading efforts to strengthen neighborhoods, community organizations, small businesses, and social infrastructure so that they are ready to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change.  Kizzy engages in citywide sustainability and resiliency planning efforts to ensure that social, public health and environmental justice priorities are integrated into adaptation plans and environmental policies.  She led the development of Cool Neighborhoods NYC, the City’s first comprehensive strategy to address the impacts of rising temperatures and heat waves. She received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award and a Champion of Change Award from the U.S. White House in recognition of her work. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.


Ladd Keith, Ph.D.
Lecturer & Chair of the Sustainable Built Environments Program
University of Arizona

Dr. Ladd Keith is the Chair of the Sustainable Built Environments program and will transition from Lecturer to Assistant Professor in Planning at The University of Arizona in 2019. He is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of urban planning and climate science and explores how policy innovation in local governance can make more sustainable and resilient cities. He is currently the principal investigator of a NOAA-funded research project evaluating the use of urban heat maps in urban planning and is co-investigator on a project developing community climate profiles tailored to local needs. An active member of the Urban Land Institute, he has served on the Sustainable Development Council, was a founding member of the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Advisory Board, and in 2016 was recognized as one of the ULI’s 40 under 40. He most recently led a ULI Advisory Service Panel in Miami on increasing the resilience of Miami’s downtown and urban waterfronts to sea level rise and flooding.