Green Lease Negotiations: Add Value, Not Cost

Green Lease Negotiations: Add Value, Not Cost


September 2010

23 Green Lease Negotiations: Add Value, Not Cost Moderator: Nancy Johnson Sanquist, IFMA Fellow, VP of Marketing and Communications, Manhattan Speakers: Lori Selcer, Senior Associate HOK Marcia Gordon, Partner, Gordon Kemper LLC William Robertson, Director, Project Management, Studley Is zero cost for a positive environmental impact practical or even achievable in the leasing environment? Hear from industry experts how leasing can have a zero cost, yet positive impact on the sustainability of the workplace environment. Gain first-hand knowledge from an architect, real estate professional and attorney as panelists from HOK, Gordon Kemper LLP and Studley discuss three major categories that impact stakeholders involved in green lease negotiations: 1) benefits and costs of executing a sustainable or LEED® project, 2) the primary site selection criteria that enable an environmentally sensitive project, and 3) lease language that encourages sustainable projects. Panelists will compare a LEED® vs. non-LEED project that incorporates "best practice" sustainable strategies and will jointly discuss lessons learned and the 10 things a broker needs to know to negotiate a green lease.

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