The ULI’s Louisiana chapter, along with the USGBC are hosting what looks like a pretty cool panel on green leasing and the benefits of green commercial real estate on April 29, 2015.
ULI is known for its great events like the tour of the new Gallier Court Apartments and the first look at the new Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, and this one looks to be a good one as well.
The 3 part program will feature a 2 hour course from Adam Sledd of the Institute for Market Transformation. Adam’s course, “How to Make Green Your Competitive Advantage” is a comprehensive look at why green matters for commercial real estate brokers. Adam will highlight the business case for green buildings, an introduction to LEED and Energy Star and how it relates to your practice, bringing “green” into the leasing process, financing green buildings, and available resources for those engaging in green leasing, management, and development.
A four person, 1.5 hour panel, will follow. Local practitioners of green development, management, and financing will discuss best practices in this field in our region, touching on their personal experiences, as well as an outlook on where they see green going forward. Z Smith, with Eskew Dumez + Ripple will moderate the panel including:
Marcel Wisznia, Wisznia Architecture & Development
Will Bradshaw, Green Coast Enterprises
Michael Pousson, CBRE
Casius Pealer, Tulane University
The morning with end with a 30 minute session from Parke McEnery with the McEnery Company, a local firm specializing in commercial real estate appraisal, brokerage, and consulting. Mr. McEnery will speak about how and to what extent green development affects his real estate appraisal practice.
You can register and get tickets here.