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Using Certifications to Ace Your Health and Wellness Goals

Using Certifications to Ace Your Health and Wellness Goals

Presented by Building Owners & Managers Association International and BUILDINGS


Session Information


The pandemic has raised expectations for healthy and safe indoor spaces, and building occupants are hungry for science-based information. This session will show you how to use certifications to validate that the products, processes and spaces in your portfolio meet the highest standards for promoting healthy indoor environments. Learn how certifications can help you protect the health of building occupants, promote social equity for members of marginalized communities, and eliminate hazards in your supply chain. The session will include discussion of the latest developments in certification programs, covering turnkey solutions, the health and sustainability attributes building occupants are looking for today, and how to meaningfully communicate about the impacts and benefits of your programs.




  • Latest trends in health and wellness for commercial real estate
  • Using certifications to ensure practices and spaces that protect the health and safety of all building occupants
  • How certifications can help promote social equity for members of marginalized communities and eliminate hazards in the supply chain
  • Implementing health and wellness certifications in a large portfolio
  • How third-party certifications ensure delivery of sustainability and health and wellness goals along with how to communicate their value to tenants and stakeholder




  • Beau Daane, Director, Sustainable Development, Harvard Maintenance
  • Doug Gatlin, CEO, Green Seal Inc.
  • Robert Phinney, VP for Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust
  • Brenna Walraven, President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies




Monday, June 27, 2022

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM





Nashville, TN


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About BOMA


Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations and assets.

Sustainability Strategies for a Tenant Controlled or Net Lease World

Sustainability Strategies for a Tenant Controlled or Net Lease World

Presented by Building Owners and Managers Association International Conference & Expo



Session Information

Tenants are increasingly not only looking for the best located, well-built buildings, but also for how they can meet their own sustainability objectives without sacrificing business success.



  • Addressing challenges and opportunities to support greater ESG outcomes in net leased, tenant-controlled environments
  • Best practices for addressing utility data and efficiency upgrades
  • Leveraging opportunities for sustainability within distribution, warehouse, and logistics real estate (which also applies to any net leased asset – retail, office, mixed-use)





October 8, 2021

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM



Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Boston, MA


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About BOMA International Conference & Expo

This year’s theme “Boom. Everything’s Different” speaks to the immense disruption, change, and opportunity that today’s commercial real estate professionals are navigating. The BOMA 2021 education program has been designed with the challenges of this moment in mind, offering more than 40 sessions on relevant topics like the evolving workplace, workforce development, and emerging technologies. Organized across eight distinct focus areas, attendees can customize their itinerary and select topics corresponding with their own educational needs. Whether it’s exposure to new technology, tips for increasing asset performance, or a fresh approach to a frequent tenant issue, seasoned industry veterans and emerging professionals alike can expect to learn something new at BOMA 2021.


About BOMA International

Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of U.S. local associations and global affiliates. The leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals for more than 100 years, it represents the owners, managers, service providers, and other property professionals of all commercial building types, including office, industrial, medical, corporate, and mixed-use. BOMA International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations, and assets. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge.

CIO & Property Tech Roundtable | Los Angeles (by invitation only)

CIO & Property Tech Roundtable | Los Angeles (by invitation only)


Realcomm will be hosting a hybrid and “by invitation only” Commercial Real Estate CIO Roundtable on April 14 at a multimedia production studio near downtown Los Angeles. A select group of CIOs and senior technology execs will meet physically for discussions on a some of the most critical challenges facing our industry. In addition to attendees who’ll be “live” in the room, additional commercial real estate CIOs and senior technology execs from North America, Asia and Australia will join the conversation remotely via Teams.



(subject to change)


Flexible Hybrid Work Model & The NextGen Tenant/Employee Experience

  • Denise Taylor, President Global Technology, Legends Hospitality (moderator)
  • Kimberly Bertz, SVP Workplace Services & Experience, Wells Fargo
  • Keith Bereskin, VP IT & Building Operations, Healthpeak Properties
  • Jim Whalen, SVP, CIO/CTO, Boston Properties


Kilroy Smart Building Case Study

  • Bayron Lopez, Operational Technology Manager, Kilroy Realty


ESG and Carbon Neutrality for Smart Portfolios

  • Brenna Walraven, President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (moderator)
  • Sara Neff, SVP Sustainability, Kilroy Realty
  • David Hodgins, CEO, LA Better Buildings


Roundtable Discussion: What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

  • Mike Goodwin, Director of Technology and CISO, Stockbridge Capital Group (facilitator)



Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00pm – 12:30pm: Networking
12:30pm – 12:45pm: Welcome & Introductions
12:45pm – 4:45pm: Presentations & Discussions
4:45pm – 5:15pm: Studio Tech Presentation and Tour
5:15pm – 6:15pm: Hosted Reception


Visit Realcomm CIO Forums for more information and to request an invitation.

Taking Action to Improve Resilience and Disclose Performance

Taking Action to Improve Resilience and Disclose Performance

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Summit Finance + Resilience Initiative


Part 2 of the Finance + Resilience mini-series will focus on different mechanisms for financing resilience projects, reporting frameworks for disclosing resilience performance, and pulling everything into a resilience risk management plan.



Commercial, Multifamily, Financial Services



  • Mike Doty, Director Energy Efficiency Lending, Greenworks Lending (LinkedIn)
  • Guy Van Syckle, Senior Manager, Hannon Armstrong (LinkedIn)
  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (LinkedInTwitter)


Date and Time

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00PM -1:00PM Pacific Time



About the Finance & Resilience Initiative

Resilience is emerging as a critical issue for commercial buildings, particularly in light of recent disruptions from climate and weather events. Owners and operators of commercial properties are placing greater emphasis on improving the resilience of their assets and mitigating risk from natural disasters and other stressors. At the same time, financial markets are beginning to think more seriously about how to manage systemic resilience risk in portfolios of real estate assets.

Research shows that resilience and financial performance are closely linked. Investors, mortgage lenders, and insurers are increasingly concluding that climate and resilience risk can have a meaningful impact on financial returns and that managing this risk is a critical part of fiduciary duty. Building owners are putting resilience plans in place to preserve the value of their properties, protect occupants, and attract investment. However, resilience is a fluid topic, and many building owners are unsure where to start and what tools are available to help.

In response, the Department of Energy launched the Finance and Resilience Initiative in 2019. This effort brings together leading experts from finance, insurance, real estate, and other fields to foster clarity, collaboration, and guidance on emerging resilience issues and how they affect energy and financial performance in buildings.


About Better Buildings Initiative

Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.

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