Partner Energy Director Lance Collins to Receive AIA|LA Presidential Honors

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles recently announced the winners of the 2022 annual Presidential and Board of Director Awards, known as the “Presidential Honors”. The awards recognize the recipients for “their contributions to LA’s evolving landscape and reflect the goals of greater inclusivity, diversity, and equity, both within the profession and the built […]

Tony Liou Quoted in GlobeSt on Standardization of Property Resilience in CRE

Published June 29, 2022 Partner Energy President Tony Liou was quoted in this GlobeSt article by Paul Bergeron about CRE’s increased focus on climate change and property resilience due to industry needs and SEC mandates. “Adopting the right resilience measures ahead of time is crucial to protecting assets from vulnerabilities in the future that could […]

NY Affordable Housing Trends: Green Financing, Building for Resiliency, and ESG

Key Takeaways from the 2022 NY State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Conference The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Conference was held on May 18 and 19 in New York City, and was attended by LIHTC developers, lenders, government agencies, non-profit housing organizations, and vendors and professionals who provide services to those […]

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

Published April 18, 2022 Partner Energy President, Tony Liou, was recently interviewed by 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 […]

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