X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

WASHINGTON, DC-CresaPartners is increasing the number of AP accredited professionals on its local staff. The Washington area office just had four employees–Chris Finley, Chilton Griffin, Lauren Hodgin, Aaron Berkey–receive the designation from the USGBC. Additional employees are studying for the exam and will hopefully receive their designations, Berkey tells GlobeSt.com.

The point, of course, is to address the growing demand for LEED certified space–as well as the larger requirement for green building and energy efficiencies, he says. “We are hoping to expand [our LEED expertise] on both the transaction management side and the project management side,” Berkey says. In the latter, the company is currently working on its first LEED CI, with the expectation of winning a Silver certification for its client. Other clients are also considering various LEED projects as well, he adds.

Berkey believes demand will pick up for green building. Since the start of the acute phase of the recession, most real estate companies’ focus has been on “short-term, critical issues,” he says. “But now the long term perspective is moving back into their sights and I think we will s

ee more demand” especially from law firms and non-profits, he says. CresaPartners is also focusing on this at a national level. The Boston-based LLC just formed a national green committee, consisting of several committees headed by local staffers, including the DC area office, he says.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.