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Developing Leader Spotlight: Find Your Passion

A passion for sustainability is the driving force behind the work of Langan Senior Project Manager Andrew Chun, CHMM, a recipient of the 2023 Developing Leaders Award. After studying environmental science and urban environmental analysis, Chun brought his expertise and interest in sustainability to a career in commercial real estate. A crucial part of sustainability efforts, he says, is the adapted reuse of blighted properties and brownfields sites.

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The Real Impact of Innovative Building Solutions

In the ever-changing world of construction, creative solutions are key to moving projects forward. In an industry where tradition can take precedence over innovation, it’s important for general contractors to regularly challenge the norm; doing so can uncover modern insights that reshape the way we build the communities where we live and work.

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Evolving Sustainability Regulations in Industrial CRE

Understanding the ever-evolving regulations and reporting requirements around ESG can be challenging. A panel of industry experts spoke to I.CON West attendees on why these regulations are about more than compliance. They can lead to market differentiation, improved communication with tenants, and interest from global investors.

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Steps to Reduce Embodied Carbon Emissions in Industrial Real Estate

Commercial real estate leaders who are looking to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the construction of new industrial buildings can make use of new measurement tools, data and information. While the steps to lowering the embodied carbon footprint of a project or portfolio are simple, they are not necessarily easy.

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Eco-friendly offices

The Most Eco-friendly Office Markets in the U.S.

In the post-pandemic office market, the “flight to quality” trend among tenants has been growing alongside increased demands for sustainability. Consequently, demonstrating to clients that a property is equipped with the latest in energy-saving technologies and smart materials is the new standard. And, increasingly, clients are looking beyond their office windows to take a more holistic approach to sustainability, considering factors such as the city’s commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, plans to build electric vehicle infrastructure or the stringency of local building policies.

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The Logistics Building of the Future

The Logistics Building of the Future

At NAIOP’s I.CON East: The Industrial Conference, attendees explored the logistics building of the future, as designed and imagined by Matt Brady, LEED AP, architect and executive vice president, and the team at Ware Malcomb.

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A New Approach to ESG Leadership for Warehouses and Commercial Buildings

ESG and Decarbonization: Achieving Ultimate Success in Industrial

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and decarbonization initiatives can yield significant advances across the industry, from the important climate benefits to improved investor and community relations. While these are not new concepts – the first solar panels date back to 1954 – they are fresher to commercial real estate as owners and developers as they evaluate how to retrofit existing properties and incorporate elements of sustainability into their projects.

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Urban Industrial Development from Brooklyn to Staten Island

I.CON East: The Industrial Conference tour attendees had the opportunity to see New York from two very different perspectives. With an eye to the past, they explored the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. With an eye to the future, they visited sites on Staten Island ready to embrace the nascent offshore wind industry.

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