Sustainable Development Council (SDC)

Mission

The Sustainable Development Council (SDC) aims to accelerate the adoption and implementation of sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry. The council provides a forum for exchange of emerging best practices including planning, financing, entitlements, design, construction, and operational aspects of projects that advance triple bottom-line benefits while fostering more sustainable built environments.

Council presentations address a range of project types and scales, from buildings to regions, and include discussions on innovative strategies for energy and resource utilization, transportation and infrastructural systems, health and wellness, and tools for evaluating financial and operational performance.

In line with a comprehensive vision of sustainability, the council hosts conversations exploring the nexus between the built environment and resource efficiency, health outcomes, and natural systems. Exchange of “lessons learned” informs council members of the quantitative and qualitative added-value to real estate and the urban environment.

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Interest Areas

The SDC aims to accelerate the adoption and implementation of sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry by:

  • Providing a forum for exchange of emerging best practices
  • Promoting regenerative, adaptive development that enhances natural systems and maximizes resource efficiency
  • Fostering health and resiliency in the built environment
  • Sharing metrics and case studies for sustainable buildings, districts, and infrastructure
  • Supporting strategic alliances that benefit and incentivize sustainable development

Members

Elizabeth Shreeve, AICP

Chair
Principal
SWA Group
San Francisco
CA
United States

David P. Cropper

Assistant Chair
Director of Development
TMG Partners
San Francisco
CA
United States

Katherine Wear

Vice Chair - Membership
East West Partners
Denver
CO
United States

Judi G. Schweitzer

Vice Chair
Professor-UC Irvine
Schweitzer & Associates, Inc.
Lake Forest
CA
United States

Marja Williams

Vice Chair
Consultant
Oranje
Bainbridge Island
WA
United States

W. Andrew Gowder, Jr.

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
Austen & Gowder LLC
Charleston
SC
United States

Steven Baumgartner

Member
Principal and Urban Systems/Infrastructure Strategist
SmithGroup
Pittsburg
PA
United States

Denis Beaudin, P.E.

Member
Certified Healthy, Inc
Avon
CO
United States

Matthew D. Beinke

Member
Principal
Blackhawk Services Company, Inc.
Danville
CA
United States

Mark K. Bhasin, CFA

Member
NYU Stern School of Business
New York
NY
United States

Jessica Bingen

Member
President
Stahl Construction Company
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Diane C. De Felice

Member
Shareholder
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck LLP
Los Angeles
CA
United States

John Eddy

Member
Principal
Arup
Orinda
CA
United States

Lawrence A. Eiben

Member
Partner
Akerman LLP
Evanston
IL
United States

Jonathan P. Flaherty

Member
Senior Director, Sustainability
Tishman Speyer
New York
NY
United States

Dara Friedman

Member
Senior Vice President Portfolio Management
Bentall Kennedy
San Francisco
CA
United States

Michael S. Giaimo, Esq.

Member
Partner
Robinson & Cole LLP
Boston
MA
United States

John J. Griffin, Jr.

Member
Practice Group Attorney
Greenberg Traurig

Andrew Gunion

Member
East West Partners
Aspen
CO
United States

Timi A. Hallem

Member
Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Jocelyn Hittle

Member
Director, Denver Program Development
Colorado State University
Denver
CO
United States

Daniel Kelly

Member
Sr. Vice President
DMB
Scottsdale
AZ
United States

Matt Kennell

Member
President and CEO
City Center Partnership
Columbia
SC
United States

James F. Lima

Member
President
James Lima Planning + Development
New York
NY
United States

Mark McGowan

Member
VP / Head of Development, Boston
Oxford Properties Group
Somerville
MA
United States

Frederick L. Merrill, Jr., FAICP

Member
Principal
Sasaki Associates
Watertown
MA
United States

Jon Moeller

Member
CEO
MACH Energy

Lauri Moffet-Fehlberg

Member
Senior Principal
DAHLIN Group
Pleasanton
CA
United States

Ben Myers

Member
Sustainability Director
Boston Properties
Boston
MA
United States

Neil B. Myers

Member
Principal
Williams Creek Consulting
Indianapolis
IN
United States

Tom Myers

Member
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Macungie
PA
United States

Erik Olson

Member
Principal
Tract Quarters
Bluffton
SC
United States

W. Scott Parker

Member
Senior Partner
DesignWorks, LLC
Charleston
SC
United States

James A Paulmann, FAICP

Member
Senior Principal
Stantec
Sarasota
FL
United States

Joseph M. Pazdan, II

Member
Managing Principal
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
Greenville
SC
United States

Cayenne Pe'a

Member
Principal
Alaka'i Development
Honolulu
HI
United States

Byron R. Renfro

Member
COO
Orchard Commercial, Inc.
Santa Clara
CA
United States

Robert Rydel

Member
Principal
OZ Architecture
Denver
CO
United States

Bry Sarté, P.E.

Member
CEO
Sherwood Design Engineers
San Francisco
CA
United States

John W. Shardlow, FAICP

Member
Senior Principal
Stantec
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Paul E. Slye

Member
CEO & Founder
Pinnacle Capital Management Services, LLC
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Jack Smith

Member
Attorney
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Charleston
SC
United States

Christopher Squadra

Member
Principal
Peak Program Value, LLC
Boulder
CO
United States

Brian Swett

Member
Principal
Arup
Boston
MA
United States

Rives Taylor

Member
Principal
Gensler
Houston
TX
United States

A. James Tinson, AIA

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Hart Howerton
New York
NY
United States

Jeffrey Utterback

Member
Director, Real Estate & Economic Development
Port of Seattle
Seattle
WA
United States

Vance Voss

Member
Managing Director - Portfolio Manager
Principal Real Estate Investors
Des Moines
IA
United States

Jon C. Wallenstrom

Member
Principal
Alaka'i Development
Honolulu
HI
United States

Jonathan Westeinde

Member
Managing Partner/CEO
Windmill Development Group Ltd.
Ottawa
ON
Canada

Jessie Woodyard

Member
Real Estate & Workplace Services Business Partner
Google Inc.
San Francisco
CA
United States