Incorporating ESG in Commercial Leases: Building Certification, Use of Renewable Energy and Energy Improvements
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide landlord-tenant counsel with guidance on incorporating ESG considerations into future leases. The panel will discuss specific provisions to consider, how to split costs among stakeholders to meet these requirements, and best practices for properties that desire to meet ESG standards while mitigating risks.
- ESG factors to consider in commercial leases
- Building certification
- Renewable energy
- Major energy saving improvements
- Equipment and appliances
- Outdoor spaces
- Employee/occupant benefits
- Other provisions
- Best practices
The panel will discuss these and other key topics:
- How can landlords and tenants best incorporate energy efficiency in buildings that are not LEED certified?
- What tenant improvement allowance restrictions can landlords and tenants negotiate to achieve ESG goals?
- What incentives can commercial leases provide to reduce traffic or other air pollution?
Director, Business Engagement
Institute for Market Transformation
As IMT’s Director of Business Engagement, Ms. Lo provides resources and solutions to businesses that improve... | Read More
As IMT’s Director of Business Engagement, Ms. Lo provides resources and solutions to businesses that improve their energy efficiency and building performance at the national and local levels.
She has over 15 years of experience creating positive change and advancing sustainability efforts in the private, academic, and non-profit sectors. Ms. Lo was the Sustainability Director for George Mason University (Mason) where she focused on reducing the university’s environmental footprint and advancing sustainable practices on campus. She compiled Mason’s first Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System report to measure the university’s sustainability performance. Ms. Lo also led sustainability reporting and marketing campaigns for the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. At UCF, she was the lead author for UCF’s first Climate Action Plan and managed several energy reduction programs that were highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Ms. Lo also worked with Fortune 500 companies to reduce their environmental impact and encourage corporate philanthropy as a Corporate Partnerships Manager with The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest environmental non-profit organizations. She has also provided consulting services to a large electric utility on its commercial energy efficiency rebate program. Ms. Lo was a LEED AP, received her MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Bachelor’s in Business Management from Binghamton University, SUNY.Close
Brad A. Molotsky
Mr. Molotsky’s primary practice is focused in the areas of commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestitures,... | Read More
Mr. Molotsky’s primary practice is focused in the areas of commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestitures, property management, financing, public private partnership and real estate joint ventures (including mixed-use development). He also has deep experience in board governance and managing public company issues such as enterprise risk, internal audit, compensation, proxy statement preparation and review, as well as energy efficiency and sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Previously for nearly 20 years, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Brandywine Realty Trust where he was responsible for all legal operations of the company, including acquisitions and divestitures, financings, joint ventures, board matters, insurance procurement, litigation oversight, SEC filing oversight and the legal aspects of capital raising.Close
Annette Michelle (Shelli) Willis
Ms. Willis combines in-depth knowledge of all aspects of corporate law with her experience as in-house counsel when... | Read More
Ms. Willis combines in-depth knowledge of all aspects of corporate law with her experience as in-house counsel when advising executive management teams, boards of directors, and business leaders. She identifies and prioritizes legal, regulatory, compliance, and reputational risks to deliver creative legal and business solutions that mitigate potential issues. Ms. Willis is experienced in the integration of corporate social responsibility objectives and initiatives, including ESG matters; diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; and human rights, into corporate structure, missions, and business planning and public disclosures.Close