October 25, 2022 | NEW YORK

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8:00 am - Registration & Networking

8:45 am - Chairperson’s welcome and opening remarks

9:00 am - Overcoming Challenges & Managing Risks in Implementing ESG & DEI Initiatives

This session will offer diverse perspectives on ESG & DEI implementation from across the commercial real estate value chain. Topics to be discussed include:

  • What are the key challenges to implementing ESG & DEI in commercial real estate? What are the best approaches to overcome those challenges?
  • How can LPs and GPs work more effectively together to promote ESG and DEI initiatives?
  • What are the most effective strategies to promote multi-stakeholder engagement around ESG & DEI?
  • How can training of employees be made more effective?
  • What are the key risks associated with ESG and DEI and how can those risks be effectively managed?
  • What are some approaches to reducing embodied carbon in buildings?
  • What can be done to facilitate greater use of renewable energy?
  • How can the supply chain of building materials be improved to reduce carbon emissions?

 

Mauricio Serna

Vice President

Starwood Capital Group

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Brooke Akins

Director - Investor Relations & ESG

Virtus Real Estate Capital

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Elizabeth Bell

Principal

Hamilton Lane

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Jess Bissey

Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer

AEW Capital Management, L.P.

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9:45 am - PACE Funding

Daniel Lisk

Partner

Haynes & Boone

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Nicholas Hoffman

Partner

Haynes & Boone

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10:30 am - Networking Break

11:00 am - Conducting ESG Due Diligence – Key Considerations for Investors

  • How are pension funds, private equity firms and other institutional investors assessing ESG & DEI performance of potential investments? What are the most important criteria?
  • What are the challenges faced by private equity firms and other investors in comparing ESG performance among potential investments? How can these challenges be overcome?
  • What are the steps to take in conducting due diligence?
  • What are some best practices in due diligence?

Moderator

Adam Rochwerg

Manifest Climate

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Allison Binns, PhD

Head of ESG & Sustainable Investing Strategy

Angelo Gordon

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Isela Rosales

Managing Director, Head of ESG & Sustainability

Bridge Investment Group

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Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan

VP, Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

CIM Group

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11:45 am - Advancing Women in Commercial Real Estate

  • What progress has been achieved in gender diversity?
  • What are some innovative approaches to recruitment and retention?
  • How can the pay gap between men and women be reduced?
  • How can gender diversity efforts be made more effective?

Moderator

Kayla Gross

Principal, Project Finance & Consulting, Value360

CohnReznick

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Chun Yee Yip

Director, Social Impact

Lendlease

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Kelsey Harstad

Senior Vice President

Belay Investment Group

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Alex Spilger

Head of Global ESG

Kennedy Wilson

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Helen Gurfel

Head of Sustainability & Innovation

CBRE Investment Management

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12:30 pm - Networking Lunch

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Luncheon Workshop

12:45pm - 1:45pm ESG Performance Measurement, Reporting & Benchmarking – Selecting the Right Certifications, Frameworks & Standards for Your Organization

This session will provide an open forum to discuss the strategies that real estate owners, operators and developers can use for ESG performance measurement, reporting and benchmarking. The workshop will also be of benefit to investors. Key topics to be covered include:

  • An overview of certifications, frameworks and standards and a methodology for selecting the most suitable options for your organization
  • Approaches for data collection
  • Technology solutions for measurement, reporting and benchmarking 
  • How benchmarks can be used to facilitate decarbonization efforts
  • A look to the future

Jill Brosig

Managing Director, Chief Impact Officer

Harrison Street

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Lauren Winkler

Senior Director of ESG - The Green Cities Company

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Roundtable Round 1

2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Choose your topic for an interactive discussion with fellow attendees on the most pressing issues facing the industry. Network at small tables and participate in lively topical conversation. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet your industry peers in a unique setting.
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Roundtable Round 1

2:00pm - 2:45pm Adapting to Climate-Related Regulations – New SEC Rule, Local Law 97 & More

  • What are the key terms of the proposed SEC Rule on climate-related risks and carbon emissions disclosure and how will it impact commercial real estate? What steps can be taken to prepare for the SEC rule?
  • How can companies in New York prepare for Local Law 97, which imposes new requirements to reduce carbon emissions in buildings?
  • What are some other climate-related laws that affect the commercial real industry? What steps should companies take to comply with these new requirements?

Moderator: Louie Woodall

Manifest Climate

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Dana Schneider

Senior Vice President, Director of Energy, Sustainability and ESG

Empire State Realty Trust

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Eric Tilden

Senior Director, ESG

WashREIT

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Roundtable Round 1

2:00pm - 2:45pm Additional Round 1 Roundtable To Be Announced

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Roundtable Round 2

3:00pm - 3:45pm Residential Sector & Affordable Housing – Advancing ESG & DEI Goals

  • How can the industry overcome challenges in ESG & DEI implementation in the residential sector and affordable housing?
  • Addressing the “S” in ESG – What’s the impact of offering flexibility in security deposits, partnering with fintech companies to promote financial literacy, offering resources to build credit and other approaches to helping the disadvantaged?
  • What’s the role of proptech in promoting ESG?
  • What are important metrics for social impact?
  • What are the keys to successful impact investing?
  • Under what conditions is C-PACE a good financing option for the multifamily sector?
  • How do institutional investors and private equity companies assess potential investments in affordable housing?
  • How are lenders using ESG data?
  • How rapidly can EV chargers be deployed in the multifamily sector?

Alecia Hill

Vice President, Affordable Housing

FCP

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Roundtable Round 2

3:00pm - 3:45pm Office & Industrial: ESG & DEI Innovations & Best Practices

  • How can the industry overcome challenges in ESG & DEI in the office and industrial sectors?
  • What are the ESG priorities in the industrial sector?
  • What incentives in the office sector can help promote sustainability efforts and greater data sharing by tenants?
  • How rapidly can EV chargers be deployed in the office sector?

Keara Fanning

Senior Director, Sustainability

Link Logistics Real Estate

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Jessica Bailey

President & CEO

Nuveen Green Capital

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Roundtable Round 3

3:45pm - 4:30pm The Evolving Role of Technology in ESG & DEI Initiatives

  • How are proptech and fintech companies facilitating ESG and DEI initiatives?
  • How are construction tech and design tech companies contributing to decarbonization efforts?
  • How are technology companies enabling data collection, performance measurement and benchmarking
  • What does the future hold?

Mike Hogentogler

Chief Operating Officer

LCOR

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Jameson Hartman

Vice President

RET Ventures

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3:45 pm - Additional Round 3 Roundtable To Be Announced

4:30 pm - Chairperson’s Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception