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Partner Energy Hosts West Coast GRESB Results Event

The results are in: Partner-hosted GRESB event is a success!

Partner Energy and Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., co-hosted the first West Coast GRESB Results Event on Wednesday, November 4th. The event gathered industry experts to discuss approaches to sustainability and how GRESB has proven successful in advancing these efforts.

Over 50 participants arrived to the Partner Headquarters located in Torrance, California. The gathering attracted a large real estate industry presence, bringing in notable names such as TA Realty, Colony Capital, Kilroy Realty Corporation, and HCP, Inc.

A major highlight of the night was GRESB COO, Chris Pyke’s, global overview on the 2015 GRESB Results. The presentation addressed trends in data and assessment standings for the 2015 fiscal year – over 700, a new high count, fund and portfolio managers participated in the assessment this year. Participating funds represented $2.3 trillion of global real estate. A panel discussion formed after, discussing the real world successes and challenges of sustainability integration in real estate portfolios.

“We were thrilled and honored for the opportunity to host this event,” said John Rockwell, Program Manager at Partner Energy. “Sustainability integration in fund management is a trending topic in the real estate industry, Partner is excited to be on the forefront with GRESB.”

Prior to the Results presentation, Head of North America, GRESB, Dan Winters conducted a comprehensive GRESB Investor and Analyst Training program, which addressed emerging aspects of sustainability in real estate investment portfolios, ESG stewardship through GRESB, and a detailed technical walk-through of the annual GRESB Assessment.

Gearing Up the First West Coast GRESB Event

Partner Energy, nationwide provider of energy efficiency consulting services and a sister company to Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., has joined the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) organization as an Associate Member, and will host the 2015 GRESB Results Event and Investor Analyst Training on Wednesday, November 4th in Los Angeles, California.

GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the globe. The GRESB benchmark is used by institutional investors to evaluate and engage with their real estate investments with the aim to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolio.

This exclusive and only West Coast event, will provide the release of the 2015 GRESB Survey results where GRESB COO, Chris Pyke, will present on GRESB insights. A fast-paced discussion on new opportunities and innovate ways of sustainability integration into real estate will follow the presentation.

Prior to the evening event, GRESB will hold an Investor and Analyst training program for GRESB members and other interested participants. The training session will explore how investors and GRESB Survey participants use the GRESB Benchmark Report results as a means to better understand and manage their portfolios.

GRESB has previously held a variety of GRESB Results presentations, both internationally and nationally, however, this event marks the first event held on the West Coast.

As an Associate Member, Partner Energy is called to assist and support participants with high quality disclosure of sustainability performance through the annual GRESB Survey.

Partner Energy will provide solutions such as benchmarking, energy studies, retro-commissioning, and project implementation support, to help report and improve participants’ sustainability performance.