Weingarten Realty’s Green Forward Program Implements and Tracks Sustainability Initiatives

Chris Oftedal, senior regional manager and director of sustainability at Weingarten Realty (NYSE: WRI), participated in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Oftedal discussed Green Forward, Weingarten’s program to implement and track its sustainability initiatives, launched in 2013. He said that Weingarten has been happy with its efforts on the social aspect of the program.

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Institute for Market Transformation Says D.C. Energy Legislation Could Inspire Jurisdictions Across the Country

Cliff Majersik, executive director at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), participated in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

IMT is a national nonprofit organization focused on increasing energy efficiency in buildings.

Majersik discussed IMT’s mission to increase the demand among both businesses and governments for high-performing buildings, which he defines as energy efficient, green buildings that use less water. Majersik said IMT is working in 27 of the top 50 metro areas.

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Homebase, a Smart Living Experience, Partners with Dwolla for Digital Rent Payments

Homebase, a Smart Living Experience, Partners with Dwolla for Digital Rent Payments

 

DES MOINES, IOWA/ FEBRUARY 22, 2019 (STL.News)

Homebase, a platform that enables a “smart” living experience for multi-unit rental buildings, announced a partnership with Dwolla, Inc., a financial technology company, to enable its users to pay rent online by accessing the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network.

Homebase supplies multifamily properties with modern living solutions, such as smart locks, smart thermostats and wifi as an amenity. Through the Homebase application, residents are able to control their smart devices and make digital payments for rent, wifi and other living services and amenities.

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Orchestrate TechSolutions, LLC to Participate in MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference and Expo, 2019

Orchestrate TechSolutions, LLC to Participate in MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference and Expo, 2019

 

CARROLLTON, TEXAS/ FEBRUARY 22, 2019 (STL.News)

Orchestrate TechSolutions, LLC, has announced its participation in the National Mortgage Servicing Conference, 2019. This premier event focuses on the latest trends and innovation in mortgage servicing including process improvement, resource management, quality control, data privacy, and much more. The conference will provide the company a chance to meet and interact with current and future clients across the industry.

Orchestrate offers end-to-end mortgage solutions with a core focus on title and tax service, business process outsourcing as well as post-closing review and other QC services.

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Building Owners and Managers Trust MaintenX for Roofing Needs

Building Owners and Managers Trust MaintenX for Roofing Needs

 

TAMPA, FLA./ FEBRUARY 22, 2019 (STL.News)

MaintenX International, one of the nation’s largest providers of preventative and reactive facility maintenance services, is expanding their roofing capabilities across Florida. As part of the expansion and to better network with all property managers throughout Florida, MaintenX has joined Building Owner and Managers Association (BOMA) International Chapters across Florida.

As a BOMA International member and Gold Level Sponsor in Jacksonville, and with memberships in chapters in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, MaintenX technicians have access to unique commercial real estate advocacy, influence and knowledge.

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Colorado Realtor Beth Baker Owens Educates People on Helping Parents Downsize

Colorado Realtor Beth Baker Owens Educates People on Helping Parents Downsize

 

DENVER/ FEBRUARY 22, 2019 (STL.News)

Once people become senior citizens it is common for them to want or need to simplify, have less work, or downsize their space. The change may be as simple as reorganizing the house and getting some help with household chores and cooking. Other times, more assistance is needed and caring for a home is too much work. Unfortunately, some seniors cannot adjust as needed on their own.

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Nareit’s Real Estate Sustainability Council Focused on ESG Data and Disclosure

Ari Frankel, assistant vice president of sustainability and high performance buildings at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), participated in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Frankel has been named chair of Nareit’s 2019 Real Estate Sustainability Council, and he discussed key topics the industry is focused on, calling out ESG data and disclosure as the most important.

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Social Responsibility Key Focus for Life Sciences REIT Alexandria

Ari Frankel, assistant vice president of sustainability and high performance buildings at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), participated in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Frankel, the 2019 chair of Nareit’s Real Estate Sustainability Council, discussed the release of Alexandria’s first corporate responsibility report, including the REIT’s sustainability goals through 2025.

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Retail REIT SITE Centers Focused on Increasing Sustainability Engagement with Stakeholders

Joe Lopez, senior vice president of operations at SITE Centers Corp. (NYSE: SITC), participated in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

SITE Centers, formerly known as DDR Corp., rebranded in October 2018.

“We have a fresh new brand, a new energy, and we have a renewed focus on driving sustainability and environmental and financial returns,” Lopez said.

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