NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 7th Annual Conference on Sustainable Real Estate

April 11 Event Will Focus on Opportunities and Challenges in Green Lending and Investment—Featured Guests Will Include Chrissa Pagitsas, Director, Multifamily Green Financing Business, Fannie Mae, and Jonathan Flaherty, Senior Director, Sustainability and Utilities, Tishman Speyer

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NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) will host the 7th Annual Conference on Sustainable Real Estate, titled “Sustainability Finance: From Capital Markets to Investment,” on Wednesday, April 11.

The Conference convenes senior leadership from industry, including agency, bank, and non-bank lenders, heads of sustainability and energy efficiency programs, and property investors and developers, for an in-depth look at the forces impacting investment in green building at this critical time for the sector.

Among the highlights of the agenda, Chrissa Pagitsas, director, Multifamily Green Financing Business, Fannie Mae, will provide insight into the outlook for green lending. Following panels on green lending, capital deployment, and impact investing, the general session will close with a one-on-one discussion with Jonathan Flaherty, senior director for Sustainability and Utilities, Tishman Speyer.

“The Conference will serve as a timely forum where attendees can learn about local, regional, and national sustainability efforts and initiatives despite the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Accord and a wave of disruption in EPA policies. They also will gain a multifaceted perspective on the challenges facing real estate investors in enhancing asset values while addressing the impact of climate change on cities,” asserted Sam Chandan, Larry & Klara Silverstein chair in Real Estate Development and Investment, and associate dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street).

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

For inquiries about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sonal Pande at sonal.pande@nyu.edu or 212 998-6961.

See full Conference agenda below.

CONFERENCE AGENDA:

Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Stuart Brodsky, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate

Session One: Financing Green Investment: The Agency View

  • Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment, and Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate [Moderator]
  • Chrissa Pagitsas, Director, Multifamily Green Fnancing Business, Fannie Mae        

Session Two: Green Lending: The View from the Ground

  • Carolyn Kissane, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Academic Director, NYU School of Professional Studies, Center for Global Affairs [Discussion Leader]
  • Brendan Coleman, Managing Director, Debt and Structured Finance Group, Walker & Dunlop
  • Ivan Frishberg, First Vice President – Sustainability Banking, Amalgamated Bank
  • Fred Lee, Director of Legal Affairs and Finance, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation
  • Bruce Schlein, Director, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Business Strategy, Citigroup
  • Vincent Toye, Managing Director, Head of Production, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, Wells Fargo & Company

Session Three: Deploying Capital for Energy Efficiency

  • Stuart Brodsky, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate [Discussion Leader]
  • David Gabrielson, Executive Director, PACENation
  • Bomee Jung, Vice President of Energy and Sustainability, New York City Housing Authority
  • Timon Malloy, President, Fred F. French Investing Company
  • Richard C. Yancey, Executive Director, Building Energy Efficiency Exchange

Session Four: Impact Investing: A Market Driver of Energy Efficiency

  • Cherie Santos-Wuest, Managing Partner, Celadon Venture Advisors [Discussion Leader]
  • Stephen M. Green, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Investment Officer, The NHP Foundation
  • Lesley Lisser, ’94, Director, Senior Asset Manager, Invesco Real Estate
  • Nicholas E. Stolatis, Vice President, EPN Real Estate Services

Luncheon

  • Stuart Brodsky, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate [Moderator]
  • Jonathan Flaherty, Senior Director, Sustainability and Utilities, Tishman Speyer

Student Capstone Discussion

A discussion of conference topics and take-aways led by Professor Stuart Brodsky, director of Schack’s Center for the Sustainable Built Environment

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. Fifty years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, Diploma, and Career Advancement courses each year.

An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE), and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty members, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation. For more information about the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, visit sps.nyu.edu/schack.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 26,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.