Breakout Session 3: Green Leasing -- Navigating through Pitfalls to Success

Breakout Session 3: Green Leasing -- Navigating through Pitfalls to Success

November 2011

Moderator: Del Boyette, Principal, Boyette Strategic Advisors Speakers: Cynthia Keliher, Partner, McCarter & English Suzanne Cooper, Manager, Workplace Resource - US/Canada Real Estate Center of Excellence, Cisco Sarah Abrams Many corporate real estate organizations are tasked with procuring "green" space through their leasing efforts and many Landlords are trying to accommodate this demand. Green leasing can be a complicated process with many traps which can result in substantial unexpected costs or increased liability on both sides. This session covers negotiating a lease that will achieve objectives, including what to look out for specifically and resources available. Cisco discusses how they implemented a successful and comprehensive "green" leasing program that supported the firm's GHG (GreenHouse Gas) reduction goals by designing a pilot program and establishing a real estate "center of excellence" to implement globally. Key Takeaways How a global company went about designing and implementing an award winning global "green" leasing program. Provide a specific and accessible list of resources that will give examples of Landlord and Tenant-friendly "green" leases and help ensure objectives are met during negotiations and build out of space.

Keywords: Atlanta Summit 2011, Lease, Workforce, Cisco, Goals, Green, Sustainable

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