Jason Purvis Purvis: “From indoor air quality and green cleaning to offering complementary bikes to customers to enjoy a ride to a nearby restaurant and providing e-recycling programs, these big and small sustainability and wellness efforts benefit our customers and communities.”

ORANGE, CA—In addition to more green certifications, sustainability progress in the office sector will be made in water-use reduction and reducing the carbon footprint through waste management, recycling and improved energy performance, Granite PropertiesJason Purvis tells GlobeSt.com. Purvis recently joined the company as senior managing director Southern California, replacing Tom Miller, who will retire Dec. 31 to pursue a career transition into faith-based nonprofit work.

Purvis will be responsible for Granite’s acquisitions, leasing, development and market positioning in Southern California, reporting to executive managing director Scott Martin. Granite manages and operates in Southern California more than 1.26 million square feet of class-A LEED-certified and ENERGY STAR-rated office buildings, 14% of its total business.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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