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Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University


Tony Liou is co-founder and President of Partner Energy. The company helps clients identify, capitalize and implement energy efficiency and sustainability projects that meet business goals. Tony is an advocate for energy efficiency programs and sustainable building practices that add value for managers and owners of commercial real estate (CRE) assets.

Tony understands the business drivers behind energy efficiency and sustainability in CRE. He worked for 20 years in real estate acquisition and underwriting, engineering design, start-ups, and sales and marketing. When capital and public policy began to incentivize green project investment, Tony built Partner Energy with a team of professional engineers, architects, and sustainability consultants who know how to apply the technologies and programs that can make these investments profitable. He has guided the company to develop a range of service offerings that have helped clients reduce energy usage and energy costs at thousands of properties nationwide. Tony helped to establish one of the agency green loan programs through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now, Partner Energy is a recognized provider of agency green loan services.

Partner Energy supports sustainable building practices from design through construction completion with commissioning, retro-commissioning, green certifications, and renewable energy projects. Tony is personally committed to expanding sustainability and resiliency in CRE. He suggests that CRE transactions should factor in sustainability when quantifying risk. A Sustainability Assessment or similar report in the due diligence stage would inform decisions about energy efficiency and sustainability investments that may be material to the transaction. 

Tony also shares his insights and discusses best practices at speaking engagements and in online articles. He presents at conferences and events sponsored by universities, industry groups, and non-profit organizations. His recent engagements include MBA Commercial/Multifamily Finance Convention and Expo, NAREIM Sustainability Meeting, ULI Spring Meeting, and IMN’s ESG & Decarbonizing Real Estate Forum.