Class B/C office buildings can achieve up to 6 percent higher net operating incomes and $11 per square foot higher property values, but they can’t do it with their hands tied behind their backs. To date these buildings, relative to their typically newer and higher quality Class A counterparts, have…
Greg is a Manager within RMI’s Buildings Practice, leveraging a background in real estate finance to help strengthen the business case for clean energy and sustainability in the built environment. His work at RMI to date has mainly supported the Portfolio Energy Optimization and Residential Energy+ initiatives.
Before joining RMI, Greg developed well-rounded private sector experience in the commercial real estate industry while working in New York City. Most recently, he helped launch the U.S. real estate investing platform of Allianz, an international insurance and asset management company, where he was responsible for evaluating acquisitions of large office, retail, and multifamily properties. Prior to that, he worked in the debt financing and asset management departments of real estate private equity and development firm Tishman Speyer, collaborating closely with leasing, property management, and other in-house functions. His graduate studies focused on energy and environmental aspects of buildings, including sustainable design, energy simulation, and innovative financing solutions.
MS, Real Estate & the Built Environment, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
BA, Economics, Yale University
Today, buildings account for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, transforming the building stock is essential to ensure a decarbonized energy system and to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. That’s what nearly 600 leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, and systems manufacturers were discussing at the Getting to…
The Easiest and Most Economical Way to Meet Growing Electricity Demand for the Electric Vehicle Revolution Is to Save It in Our Buildings
Policymakers far and wide, buckle up! The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is upon us: baseline forecasts project that EVs will comprise more than half of all annual car sales and one-third of all cars on the road (550 million in total) globally by 2040. Over the same time frame, electricity…
Energy Efficiency and Electric Vehicles: How Buildings Can Pave the Way for the Global EV Revolution
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is here, and countries around the world have set aggressive EV goals and targets as a means to cut carbon, improve air quality, and accelerate a renewably powered electricity grid. The cheapest and quickest way to free up electricity for EVs is to save it…
Utility costs place a significant financial burden on the 35 million very low- to moderate-income (LMI) single-family households in the United States. On average, low-income households spend three times as much to heat and cool their homes as the average household—from 20 percent to 50 percent of their…
In the battle of human versus machine, is there a clean winner? No, we’re not talking about a future dystopian society—we’re talking about home energy estimates. Rocky Mountain Institute’s new report, An MPG for Homes: Accuracy and Application of Automated Home Energy Estimates, builds on earlier research to…
Real estate investors and owners can capture $290B with a simple, scalable approach to building energy upgrades. RMI’s new report reveals how a portfolio-based approach to energy optimization can uncover new sources of value left behind by traditional building-by-building approaches.