ESG/Carbon Agenda: Developing a Framework for ESG Real Estate Investing

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ESG is becoming a critical strategic imperative and challenge for asset managers and general partners, as institutional investors look to increase allocation to ESG compliant investments. However, within real estate, there is a lack of clarity, consensus, and framework for investors to evaluate ESG investment opportunities and conduct due diligence. The virtual event will bring together leading asset managers, institutional investors, and leaders within real estate to establish a trajectory, framework, and roadmap to conduct ESG due diligence, and explore how to maximize returns.

  • What frameworks are in place to meet ESG requirements?
  • To what extent can returns and ESG requirements be balanced?
  • What investment opportunities exist for developers as they consider their carbon footprint?
  • How to incorporate climate risk into due diligence
  • What level of non-financial risk is at stake?


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Lisa Brylowski is Global ESG Coordinator and Vice President, Business Operations at Brookfield Property Group, where she is responsible for executing Brookfield’s ESG and sustainability strategy across the firm’s $210 billion real estate portfolio.


Lisa Brylowski

Vice President Real Estate

Brookfield Asset Management

 In addition to being an ESG subject matter expert, Lisa has extensive portfolio management expertise, including sourcing capital for direct and co-investment opportunities, strategic client relations, and separate account management. Prior to joining Brookfield, Lisa served as an infrastructure policy advisor to the City of Toronto, and worked as a planning policy consultant for an urban planning and design firm. Lisa holds advanced degrees from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.



Christopher Wright

Head of ESG Risk Monitoring, Investment Risk

Norges Bank Investment Management


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Matt Ellis




Jessica is the Head of Sustainability for Nuveen’s U.S. Real Estate Portfolio.


Jessica Long

Head of Sustainability, Americas

Nuveen Real Estate

 She is responsible for the implementation of the firms 'tomorrow’s world' sustainability platform, focusing on climate risk and meeting carbon reduction targets throughout Nuveen’s U.S. real estate portfolio. She manages a team of internal sustainability professionals as well as external consultants that engage at the asset level to achieve the firms sustainability goals. 

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica led the Sustainability program for JBG SMITH, a Real Estate Investment Trust focused on investment and redevelopment of real estate in the Washington, D.C. metro region. In that role she was responsible for the firms ESG strategy development, achieving the firms portfolio wide certification goals, and communication of sustainability performance through annual reporting and disclosure. Jessica has been an active member of the sustainability community in D.C. and nationally serving as a co-chair of the host committee for USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference in 2015 and has advocated for the real estate industry as jurisdictions have rolled out benchmarking requirements, green codes and other climate legislation. In 2016, she was named member of the year for USGBC National Capital Region and in 2018 was named member of the year for the NAIOP DC-MD chapter.

Jessica graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration and Communications, with a minor in Economics from McDaniel College. She holds LEED AP EB:O&M and WELL AP accreditation, as well as, the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential. 


Ms. Brosig has been with the firm since 2008 and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.


Jill Brosig

Managing Director, CIO

Harrison Street

As a Managing Director and Chief Impact Officer she oversees the measurement, management, reporting and enhancement of the company’s environmental and social initiatives. In addition, she is also responsible for identifying ingenious approaches, including leveraging products, technologies, and partnerships, to create measurable, positive impact and value. She also works closely with the firm’s operating partners, as she integrates problem solving technology into partners’ everyday operations, which has resulted in improved performance, market differentiation, and overall better care and culture for residents, tenants and staff.

Prior to these roles she established Harrison Street University which instituted a Lean Six Sigma philosophy to elevate participants to a new level of process rigor, thereby enhancing business operations and customer satisfaction. She is also the former CEO of five start-ups including consulting, education, SaaS and retail.

Prior to joining Harrison Street, Ms. Brosig spent 15 years with Motorola, Inc. where she executed a variety of corporate initiatives including: e-learning, Digital Six Sigma, leadership pipeline management, and fashion and women’s market strategies. Ms. Brosig was selected by and reported to the Chief Quality Officer to roll-out a Digital Six Sigma corporate wide initiative, which resulted in more than $800 M in savings in the first year of implementation. She also helped create the Motorola Consulting organization, which served both national and enhanced and global consulting engagements with companies such as the National Health Service (UK), Ford Motor Company (Mexico), and Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands). Ms. Brosig began her Motorola tenure as a quartz crystal development engineer.

Before joining the industry, Ms. Brosig held research positions at Argonne National Laboratory and KMS Fusion, Inc. Ms. Brosig holds several patents and publications, and was awarded Best Presentation at the annual MOOT CORP® Global Business Plan competition.

Ms. Brosig has a BS in Physics from the University of Illinois, an MSEE from The Ohio State University, and an MBA from Northwestern University, specializing in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business. She is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Ms. Brosig also has served as guest lecturer at Kellogg’s Graduate School of Business, and has appeared in Fortune, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and on PBS.

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