As Seen In Mann Report


Eco-Friendly Building

November 2014

Top 2014 Green Trends That Enhance Building Value As we enter 2014, going green, sustainability and LEED certifications, rather than the exception, have become the norm. We've come a long way from when everyone thought going green was the right thing to do, even if we didn't quite know what to do or how to do it. In the ensuing years, a number of influences converged. Corporations adopted sustainability policies. Corporate real estate and HR executives documented the productivity and employee retention benefits of those policies. Building owners successfully and profitably marketed to and retained tenants seeking green spaces. Federal, state and local incentive programs were initiated, as well as local laws requiring benchmarking of energy and water use. Lastly is the growing body of evidence that green increases property value.
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Appraisers Must Keep Pace With Green Initiatives

October

As a commercial real estate appraiser and the only one in New York City with a LEED-AP, I have long been both a proponent of green real estate best practices and in the forefront of valuing green real estate, a complex and relatively new area of appraisal.

It is heartening to see the progress made, in only a few short years, by the City's PlaNYC initiatives to make the city's buildings safer, healthier, more energy efficient and sustainable.

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Green Roofs: The New Sustainability Asset

June 2014

Combine the huge energy use of buildings (70% of consumption in the U.S.), ongoing challenge of reducing energy usage, the commitment of building owners and managers to advance their property's green profile to attract and retain tenants seeking green spaces and the goal of doing what's right for the environment and you have the next, new sustainability asset for commercial property owners: green roofs.
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Eco-Friendly Building

March 2014

Top 2014 Green Trends That Enhance Building Value

As we enter 2014, going green, sustainability and LEED certifications, rather than the exception, have become the norm. We've come a long way from when everyone thought going green was the right thing to do, even if we didn't quite know what to do or how to do it.

In the ensuing years, a number of influences converged. Corporations adopted sustainability policies. Corporate real estate and HR executives documented the productivity and employee retention benefits of those policies. Building owners successfully and profitably marketed to and retained tenants seeking green spaces. Federal, state and local incentive programs were initiated, as well as local laws requiring benchmarking of energy and water use. Lastly is the growing body of evidence that green increases property value.

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