Granite Properties Joins ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

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WASHINGTON (January 30, 2014) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing  carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of Granite Properties as a new member.

Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment and management company with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. The company focuses its expertise, business approach and financial resources on adding value to its communities. Since 1991, Granite Properties has acquired or developed more than 20 million square feet of commercial real estate. With an emphasis on office properties, its business is based on recognizing outstanding investment opportunities and maximizing their value.

“We believe thoughtful use of our resources and taking care of the environment strengthens our relationships with our customers, colleagues and communities” said David Cunningham, Granite Properties Director of Development/Construction.

Granite Properties joins existing Greenprint members Aetos Capital; AvalonBay; Beacon Capital Partners; BlackRock; Blackstone Group; CalPERS; Commonwealth Pacific; Equity Office Properties; First Washington Realty; GE Capital Real Estate; GI Partners; General Investment and Development Advisors, Inc.; GLL Real Estate Partners; Grosvenor; Hines; Jamestown Properties; Jones Lang LaSalle; LaSalle Investment Management; Miller Capital Advisory, Inc.; Paramount Group; PATRIZIA Immobilien; Prologis; Prudential Real Estate Investors; RREEF, a member of the Deutsche Bank Group; Silverstein Properties; Sonae Sierra; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Thomas Properties; TIAA-CREF; and UDR.

About the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry toward improved environmental performance, focusing on energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Greenprint is a member-driven organization that achieves its goals through measurement, action and education.

Greenprint’s flagship product is the Greenprint Performance Report™. The international scope and size of the report makes it one of the real estate industry’s largest, most transparent and comprehensive environmental benchmarks. The report details energy, water and waste performance by geography and asset class.  For additional information, visit uli.org/greenprint.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

About Granite Properties
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment and management company with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Since 1991, Granite Properties has acquired or developed more than 20 million square feet of commercial real estate totaling $3.4 billion. With a primary emphasis on office properties and an unusually long-term view, Granite Properties’ places a high priority on creating exceptional work environments for its tenants while conserving natural resources. Named a “Great Place to Work” in 2012 and 2013 by Fortune magazine, Granite has built a successful company focused on, and driven by, long-term relationships.