Webinar: Incorporating Sustainability into the Investment Cycle

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July 30
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Online DC United States
ULI Center for Sustainability


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Following the recent publication of the Institute’s Embedding Sustainability in Real Estate Transactions report, this webinar will dive into how real estate owners and investors can better leverage 11 strategic opportunities during a typical transaction.

Attendees will here from experts who have successfully integrated sustainability into either acquisition due diligence, financing, the hold period, or the months preceding a disposition. Speakers will explain their successes and road blocks while also analyzing the 11 strategies in Embedding Sustainability.

This webinar is part of series of webinars coordinated by the ULI Responsible Property Investment Product Council.






David DeVos (moderator), PGIM Real Estate

As the Chief Sustainability Officer and Global Director of Sustainability for PGIM Real Estate, David leads the Global Sustainability Council and oversees its regional Councils in the Americas, Asia and Europe. While working to improve the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of a diversified global real estate portfolio, he created metrics and tools for property, asset and portfolio managers to help them improve investment performance.

David holds a Bachelor in Environmental Design, a professional Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Business Administration degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, serves on the Advisory Board for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and previously on the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council – New Jersey. David’s diverse corporate, retail and construction credentials grant him an understanding of the built environment from an owner’s, architect’s, and contractor’s point-of-view.


Michael Chang, Host Hotels

Michael Chang is the Director of Energy & Sustainability at Host Hotels & Resorts, a S&P 500 company and the largest public lodging REIT and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. Michael leads Corporate Responsibility driving environmental and social performance with a focus on asset value enhancement. Under his leadership, the company has achieved recognition by investor driven frameworks and industry awards including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), CDP, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), NAREIT Leader in the Light and being the first lodging REIT to set a verified science-based carbon emissions target. Prior to joining Host, Michael was a leader in the sustainability consulting practice at Deloitte Consulting where he delivered sustainability strategy, resource and supply chain management, and reporting solutions to consumer product, retail, media, and real estate companies. He holds an MA in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from New York University.


Kevin Bates, SHARP Development

Kevin graduated from Stanford and has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate developer in Silicon Valley. He handles all aspects of the development process, and has personally completed more than 50 buildings totaling over 2.5 million square feet.

His focus is on retrofitting existing commercial buildings to net zero energy, with carbon neutrality and a strong emphasis on the health and wellness of the interior environment for the occupants. The driver for Kevin is to demonstrate that this way of repurposing existing building stock can be done in a manner that is more profitable for the ownership than the less expensive way of building to meet minimum code. He does this by weaving together cutting edge technology and products with time-tested passive methodologies to maximize what nature gives us for free and to create a fabric of sustainability that is cost effective. Every decision is based on where the vectors of efficiency, cost effectiveness and the experience of the occupants intersect. It is a very thoughtful, holistic approach, which results in assets, which are quantifiably more profitable, and significantly healthier for the occupants than a standard renovation.


Brad Dockser, Green Generation

Bradford H. Dockser is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Green Generation. Founded in 2011, GreenGen transforms the world’s built environment through innovation and solutions by integrating energy, real estate, technology, and capital markets to Operate in the Green. GreenGen helps its clients use energy as a driver of value across all asset types in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. GreenGen’s turnkey approach to energy efficiency is implemented by a team that includes electrical, lighting, mechanical, and environmental engineers, project managers and analysts, as well as real estate and finance experts.

During his more than two decades of real estate investing, Brad was a Principal with national real estate investment firm, MacFarlane Partners, overseeing activities of their mid-Atlantic business; and Founder and Managing Director for Starwood Capital Europe overseeing operations, direct investments, and operating joint ventures and financing activities throughout Europe. Brad received an A.B. cum laude in Economics and a Master of Business Administration, both from Harvard University. He serves as Co-Chair Urban Land Institute Washington Sustainability Initiative and Chair of ULI’s Redevelopment and Reuse Product Council.