Tony Liou Interviewed by WealthManagement.com on Impact of SEC Proposed Rules for Climate-Related Disclosures

Published April 18, 2022 Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, was recently interviewed by WealthManagement.com to provide his insights on how the new SEC proposed rules for climate-related risks disclosures would impact the commercial real estate industry. “That demand for data from an investor’s standpoint has been there for years now, and it has really hit […]

Tony Liou Interviewed by The Registry on SEC’s Proposed Rules for Climate-Related Disclosure

Published April 6, 2022 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed new rules that would require public companies to disclose certain climate-related risks. Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, was interviewed by The Registry on how these rules would impact the commercial real estate industry. Click here to read the article.

Challenges and Solutions to Meeting SEC Climate-Risk Disclosure Rules

by Tony Liou, Partner Energy President With the new SEC rules, climate-risk assessments and property resilience would become standard practice in CRE. On March 21, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally released its proposed rules to require publicly traded companies to disclose their climate-related risks to investors. The rules include not only reporting of material […]

Making Sense of ESG Reporting Frameworks and Standards

by Tony Liou, Partner Energy President The numerous ESG reporting frameworks can be cause for confusion, but they all start with data collection. With the rise of investor interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), companies are beginning to focus more attention on their ESG performance and reporting. But with all the various frameworks and […]

Improving ESG Performance with an Eye on ROI

About the ESG Webinar Series An Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy is no longer just a nice-to-have but a necessity for the commercial real estate industry. However, there is still much uncertainty for businesses when it comes to establishing process, methodology, and fiscally responsible goals, especially around sustainability and resilience. Bringing together the varied […]

6 Trends for Affordable Housing in 2022

Published November 30, 2021 Despite potential challenges for the affordable housing market, momentum is gaining for more opportunities in this space in 2022. The recent Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) LIVE Conference offered a glimpse into what we can expect in 2022 for the affordable housing sector. Taking place in-person this year in Chicago, the conference […]

Tony Liou Quoted In GlobeSt Feature about ESG and CRE Underwriting

Published November 16, 2021 In the latest GlobeSt feature article by Paul Bergeron, Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, gives his insight into how the commercial real estate industry is at the beginning stage of incorporating ESG data into underwriting. “The major push currently is trying to understand how to collect relevant data; we are beginning […]

Assessing Climate Related Risk and Resiliency

By Dorit Ziv, Partner Energy, and Justin Lia and Gary Cohn, Partner Engineering and Science Hurricanes on the East Coast. Wildfires in the West. Record temperatures and consecutive storm events throughout the country. Extreme weather events each year result in billions of dollars of damage and even deaths. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors noted […]

Demystifying the Process of Decarbonizing Your Building

By Tony Liou, Partner Energy President Steps to reaching your net zero goals and avoiding “stranded assets” With the increased focus on ESG+R and climate change, more corporations and investors are making public commitments to carbon neutrality. The Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative that launched in December 2020 now has 128 signatories–overseeing $43 trillion in assets–committed to […]

Tony Liou Speaks About Decarbonization and Achieving Net Zero Goals at NAREIM Architecture & Engineering Meeting

On September 28th, real estate investment, architecture, engineering, and construction leaders gathered for an in-person three-day conference at the NAREIM Architecture & Engineering Meeting in Austin, Texas. This year, the meeting focused on “climate risk, critical path scheduling, DEI in development and construction, net zero, timber-framed construction, and spontaneous glass breakage from nickel sulfide inclusions, […]

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