A ULI National Policy & Practice Forum
The New Transparency in Real Estate: Sustainability Metrics, Asset Performance, and Public Disclosure


Merchandise Mart 
Chicago, Illinois 
June 27-28, 2011 

Real estate companies of all sizes and types are increasingly reporting their environmental and social performance as a supplement to financial performance reporting. Whether mandatory or voluntary; value-creating or risk-containing, the drivers behind this trend are varied and diverse. But the recent transformation of the marketplace and the advance of new regulatory requirements is undeniable. 

Ever wonder what this means for the real estate industry on a moving-forward basis? 

How are the new practices of public disclosure changing the marketplace? Are lenders and investors utilizing the same metrics? How are corporate sustainability goals impacting commercial leasing? What metrics are owners and tenants tracking as “must have”, as opposed to “nice to have”?

As public disclosure requirements are introduced in federal and local regulations, what impacts will these have on markets? Are existing practices of voluntary disclosure still relevant? Are new regulatory requirements going to be effective as public policy instruments?

This forum will convene private, non-profit and public sector stakeholders from the real estate and investment community.

Representative topics to be explored

  • Trends in mandatory municipal and state-based energy benchmarking disclosure;
  • GSA carbon and energy reporting requirements;
  • SEC guidance on climate change reporting;
  • GRI reporting guidelines for the real estate sector;
  • Greenprint Foundation’s industry-based data initiative;
  • Evolution of USGBC’s rating systems;
  • Trends in institutional investment sustainability criteria.


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