Sustainable Development Council (SDC)

Mission

The Sustainable Development Council (SDC) aims to accelerate the adoption and implementation of sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry. The council provides a forum for exchange of emerging best practices including planning, financing, entitlements, design, construction, and operational aspects of projects that advance triple bottom-line benefits while fostering more sustainable built environments.

Council presentations address a range of project types and scales, from buildings to regions, and include discussions on innovative strategies for energy and resource utilization, transportation and infrastructural systems, health and wellness, and tools for evaluating financial and operational performance.

In line with a comprehensive vision of sustainability, the council hosts conversations exploring the nexus between the built environment and resource efficiency, health outcomes, and natural systems. Exchange of “lessons learned” informs council members of the quantitative and qualitative added-value to real estate and the urban environment.

Interest Areas

The SDC aims to accelerate the adoption and implementation of sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry by:

  • Providing a forum for exchange of emerging best practices
  • Promoting regenerative, adaptive development that enhances natural systems and maximizes resource efficiency
  • Fostering health and resiliency in the built environment
  • Sharing metrics and case studies for sustainable buildings, districts, and infrastructure
  • Supporting strategic alliances that benefit and incentivize sustainable development

Members

Denis Beaudin, P.E.

Member
NRG Design Build, Inc.
Avon
CO
United States

Matthew D. Beinke

Member
Principal
Blackhawk Services Company, Inc.
Danville
CA
United States

Mark K. Bhasin, CFA, FRM

Member
Adjunct Professor
SUNY Stony Brook University
New York
NY
United States

Martin Bovill

Member
Vice President – Business Development Manager
Lendlease
San Francisco
CA
United States

Kate Brown

Member
Group Director- Sustainability
Grosvenor,
London
United Kingdom

Kurt Buxton

Member
Managing Principal
BrightView
Irvine
CA
United States

Colleen M. Carey

Member
President
The Cornerstone Group
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Jonathan Cornelius

Member
Vice President
Fore Property Company
Santa Barbara
CA
United States

David P. Cropper

Member
Director of Development
TMG Partners
San Francisco
CA
United States

Diane C. De Felice

Member
Shareholder
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck LLP
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Pooran Desai

Member
Co-founder
Bioregional
Surrey
United Kingdom

Chris Dunn

Member
Principal
Certified Healthy
Denver
CO
United States

John Eddy, PE, ENV SP

Member
Principal
Arup
San Francisco
CA
United States

Lawrence A. Eiben

Member
Partner
Akerman LLP
Chicago
IL
United States

Robert E. Engstrom

Ex Officio
President
Robert Engstrom Companies
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Robert H. Feinberg

Member
Senior Vice President/Principal
Colliers International
Albuquerque
NM
United States

Jonathan P. Flaherty

Member
Senior Director, Sustainability
Tishman Speyer
New York
NY
United States

Ari Frankel

Assistant Chair
Brooklyn
NY
United States

Michael S. Giaimo, Esq.

Member
Partner
Robinson & Cole LLP
Boston
MA
United States

W. Andrew Gowder, Jr.

Chair
Austen & Gowder LLC
Charleston
SC
United States

John J. Griffin, Jr.

Member
Practice Group Attorney
Greenberg Traurig
Boston
MA
United States

Andrew Gunion

Member
Chief Financial Officer
East West Partners
Vail
CO
United States

Jay Hailey

Member
Senior Counsel
DLA Piper LLP US
Austin
TX
United States

Timi A. Hallem

Member
Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Marc Heisterkamp

Member
Vice President, Strategic Relationships
U.S. Green Building Council
Portland
OR
United States

Stephen H. Kanoff

Member
Executive Vice President
Westmount Realty Capital, LLC
Dallas
TX
United States

Ladd Keith

Member
Director of Academic Initiatives and Student Success
The University of Arizona
Tucson
AZ
United States

Daniel Kelly

Member
SVP/GM Verrado and Marley Park, Development
DMB
Scottsdale
AZ
United States

James F. Lima

Member
President
James Lima Planning + Development
New York
NY
United States

Frederick L. Merrill, Jr., FAICP

Member
Principal
Sasaki Associates
Watertown
MA
United States

Jon Moeller

Member
CEO
MACH Energy
San Francisco
CA
United States

Lauri Moffet-Fehlberg

Member
Senior Principal
Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
Pleasanton
CA
United States

Tom Myers

Member
Director - Commercial Real Estate Solutions
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Coopersburg
PA
United States

Neil B. Myers

Member
Principal
Williams Creek Consulting
Indianapolis
IN
United States

Frank E. Navarro

Vice Chair
Principal
Navarro Lowrey, Inc.
West Palm Beach
FL
United States

H. Pike Oliver

Vice Chair - Membership
Lecturer
Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
Seattle
WA
United States

W. Scott Parker

Member
Principal
DesignWorks, LC
Charleston
SC
United States

James A Paulmann, FAICP

Member
Senior Principal
Stantec
Sarasota
FL
United States

Joseph M. Pazdan, II

Member
Managing Principal
McMillan Pazdan Smith LLC
Greenville
SC
United States

Byron R. Renfro

Member
COO
Orchard Commercial, Inc.
Silicon Valley
CA
United States

Bry Sarté, P.E.

Member
CEO
Sherwood Design Engineers
San Francisco
CA
United States

Mike Schwarz

Member
Partner
Woodfield Investments LLC
Charlotte
NC
United States

Judi G. Schweitzer

Vice Chair
President - Chief Sustainability Advisor
Schweitzer & Associates, Inc.
Lake Forest
CA
United States

John W. Shardlow, FAICP

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
Senior Principal
Stantec
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Elizabeth Shreeve

Assistant Chair
Principal
SWA Group
San Francisco
CA
United States

Paul E. Slye

Member
President
VCM Real Estate
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Jack Smith

Member
Attorney
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Charleston
SC
United States

Christopher Squadra

Member
Principal
Peak Program Value, LLC
Boulder
CO
United States

Rives Taylor

Member
Principal
Gensler
Houston
TX
United States

A. James Tinson, AIA

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Hart Howerton
New York
NY
United States

Vance Voss

Member
Managing Director - Portfolio Manager
Principal Real Estate Investors
Des Moines
IA
United States

Dustin Lee Watson

Member
Principal
inPLACE Design
Baltimore
MD
United States

Katherine Wear

Member
Associate
East West Partners
Denver
CO
United States

Jonathan Westeinde

Member
Managing Partner/CEO
Windmill Development Group Ltd.
Ottawa
ON
Canada

Marja Williams

Member
Consultant
Oranje
Bainbridge Island
WA
United States