First launched in 2017, the podcast Leading Voices in Real Estate recently celebrated it’s 100th episode. The podcast is hosted by Terra Search managing partner and founder Matt Slepin and has featured many of ULI’s leaders including ULI CEO Ed Walter.
Slepin recently hosted a two-part discussion of the challenges facing the commercial real estate industry tackling climate change. In part one, Greg Smithies, a partner with venture capitalist Fifth Wall, talked about the growing investor appetite for climate tech.
In part two, Marta Schantz, senior vice president with ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance, and Elena Alschuler, head of sustainability, Americas, for Lasalle Investment Management, talked about investor interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards, in addition to discussing strategies for organizations to reduce their carbon footprint as well as advice for current and future leaders of the real estate industry to tackle this issue head-on.