Webinar: The Value of Improving Building Performance -- Trends & Insights from ULI Greenprint Leaders

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October 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Online
Online DC United States
ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance


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This is a complimentary, ULI members-only webinar. Want free access to this and other ULI webinars year-round? Become a member today! 

Each year, real estate owners and developers strive to find new ways to reduce energy, water, and waste across their portfolios to achieve ambitious environmental and financial goals. But how is the industry performing? What are the best practices?

During this ULI members-only webinar, senior leaders from the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance will show how they are able to reduce carbon while building asset value. Participants will also learn more about trends that pushed the real estate industry to the next level and get ahead of the competition, as well as the financials behind them.

This webinar is a deeper dive into findings made in the brand-new ULI Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 10. As one the largest global collection of transparent, verifiable, and comprehensive data about the environmental performance of buildings, this report provides aggregate benchmarks and performance trends for the real estate industry. Take a look before the webinar begins!





Marta Schantz (Moderator)
Senior Vice President, Greenprint Center for Building Performance
Urban Land Institute

As the Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at ULI, Marta brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. She has strengths in project management and market analysis, concentrated in both qualitative and quantitative energy and policy analysis. She has knowledge in sustainability, energy efficiency, and large-scale program management. Prior to her time at ULI, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy providing energy efficiency services to utilities and real estate, and before that worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on their federal energy consulting team. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Science Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Laura Craft
Senior Vice President, Global Strategy & Investment ESG
ULI Member Since: 2015

Laura is Senior Vice President, Global Strategy and Investment ESG at Heitman, a real estate investment manager with ~$44 billion in private equity, debt and securities investments across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. She leads the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) platform to establish systematic approaches to embed ESG into investment decision-making and management of investments. She also identifies ESG investment opportunities and solutions.

Recently, Laura lead a Heitman partnership with ULI to publish a report, Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making, which explores current methods for assessing and mitigating climate risk in real estate. Currently, Laura is the co-chair of Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Innovation Affinity Group and is a member of ULI Greenprint Center for Buildings Performance’s Performance Committee.  She is a graduate of Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership and a LEED Accredited Professional, having overseen over 100 LEED certifications, IREM certifications, Energy Star Label ratings, and Green Globes designations.

Prior to joining Heitman, she spent 10 years at LaSalle Investment Management.  Laura received a double BA in Real Estate and Business Management from University of Georgia, where she was one of 30 UGA students to earn a Leonard Leadership Scholar Certification.


Jonathan Flaherty
Senior Director, Sustainability
Tishman Speyer
ULI Member Since: 2004

Mr. Flaherty joined Tishman Speyer in 2007 and oversees global sustainability and energy efforts for the company. In this role, he manages sustainability certifications, investor communications, worldwide performance tracking, energy procurement strategy and technological innovation implementation. Mr. Flaherty joined Tishman Speyer as part of the Leadership Development Program and has held various roles with the company, including in asset management and portfolio management for New York. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a legislative aide for Senator Schumer in Washington, DC. Mr. Flaherty is on the board of directors for the Building Energy Exchange and is a team leader for the ACE Mentor Program. He holds a BA in political science from Kenyon College, and an MBA and MSUP from Columbia University.



Petran van Heel
Sector Banker, Construction and Real Estate
ULI Member Since: 2019

As a sector banker of construction and real estate at ABN AMRO, Petran follows the most important trends in the construction sector and has a continuous dialogue with partners, prospects and other stakeholders. He has a focus on new technology, innovation and sustainability. After completing the Delft University of Technology and the Rotterdam School of Management, Petran gained extensive national and international experience on both the building and the financial side. After his start as a real estate developer at Royal BAM Group, he continued to work for BAM in London with a focus on project financing of large DBFMO projects. Back in the Netherlands he has used his combined experience within BAM PPP. Subsequently, Petran made the move towards real estate development at Rabobank Real Estate Group. He worked on several large-scale urban (transformation) projects in both acquisition and concept development and realization.