An Upper East Side, pre-war duplex at 895 Park Avenue returns to the market following a contemporary revival by celebrity interior design and luxury home staging firm, Interior Marketing Group (IMG). Led by Founder and President Cheryl Eisen, IMG designs luxury properties above $5M for A-list sellers and buyers including Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Bethenny Frankel, Daniel Craig, and more. The Kleiers, listing agents of the estate, are no strangers to the world of A-list clients, either.
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.
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.
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.