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Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM EST

You attend meetings to network. At NAREIM, we honor the investment of your time by ensuring our networking, activities and content is focused on helping you build personal relationships with peers, who are facing the same challenges and opportunities as you. 

The NAREIM Sustainability meeting is just the place to build genuine relationships and friendships, where small group discussions and roundtable sessions provide not only detailed and relevant topics and education - but also networking opportunities with peers.


And of course, NAREIM is about candid conversations. You come to NAREIM to learn - and share. NAREIM is about the sharing of best practice ideas, solutions, challenges and opinions. It's a place to explore new ideas among peers and friends. That is no different in 2023.

As we work to develop our roundtable and group discussion content, we are committed to ensuring your time is well-spent. We invite you to come join fellow Sustainability peers in March. 

Attendance limits: Please note, owing to demand and space constraints, no more than two attendees will be allowed per investment manager member. We also ask that underwriting members send no more than one person.

Registration fee: $775

meeting schedule

Tuesday, March 5

  • 6-9pm ET: Networking dinner at TBD

Wednesday, March 6

  • Location: Stockbridge Capital Group: 3550 Lenox Road NE, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA 30326

    • 8am: Breakfast

    • 9am: Meeting content, roundtables, workshops

    • 4pm: End of meeting 


The NAREIM Sustainability planning committee is hard at work developing a sophisticated and highly interactive agenda. Please keep checking here for updates. 

Tuesday, March 5

Attendees are invited to reconnect with peers and create new connections at our networking dinner in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. 

  • Location: TBD

  • Time: 6pm-9pm ET

wednesday, March 6

8am Breakfast

8.50am Welcome comments & NAREIM Sustainability committee update

NAREIM's Sustainability committee co-chairs will provide a short update on the industry, as well as key issues to be addressed through the following peer discussions.​​​​

  • Co-Chair: Brittany Ryan, Head of Sustainability, Americas, Nuveen Real Estate

  • Co-Chair: Hannah Tillman, Vice President, Sustainability, Berkshire Residential 

  • NAREIM: IvyLee Rosario, Meeting Director

Potential session topics being discussed include: 

  • Enhancing due diligence

    • Data collection during this process

    • Greening process 2.0: Who can get the info? What’s the timeline?

  • Net zero audits

    • How are you prioritizing who should be focused on this? How are you changing capital planning?

    • Asset level analysis and tools for decarbonization

    • How are you calculating progress YOY

    • How much are you willing to spend on transition? Where are we drawing the line?

  • Insurance

    • How do we respond? Who is pulling out of markets?

    • Intersection of climate risk data to better inform strategy across firm

  • Benchmarking and audit requirements: how to budget and what are peers doing?

  • Green lease language

    • How are you collecting data from these? LOA’s, property managers

  • IRA funding

  • Focus on IAQ (intersection of proptech and ESG)

  • Solar: realities of implementation, risks, strategies, challenges, costs

  • EV charging

  • What does the future of physical climate risk look like?

  • How to best track metrics as a firm in the beginning stages of its sustainability journey

    • What is a reasonable goal for short holds while still making a profit?

  • Professional development workshop

  • Transition planning

    • Transition risk, non-physical climate risk analysis: what are we doing and how?

  • Tenant engagement

    • Selling sustainability to residents: how are you doing this?

    • How are you driving effort in assets that have building performance standards?

  • How to handle investor questions

  • How to measure the economic/financial impact of ESG initiatives

    • The importance of classifications when it comes to funding

    • ESG vs sustainability: impact on how you run your programs

  • How ESG considerations are being addressed in appraisals

  • Role of internal audit teams in ESG process

  • How to get scalable data for scope 3


Stockbridge Capital Group

3550 Lenox Road NE

Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30326


NAREIM does not have a hotel room block for the Sustainability Meeting. Below are some nearby hotels.

Nobu Hotel Atlanta

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta - Buckhead

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Hotel Colee, Atlanta Buckhead, Autograph Collection


2023 committee members

Chair: Brittany Ryan, Nuveen

Co-chair: Hannah Tillmann, Berkshire Residential 

Karen Mahrous, Clarion Partners

Cassandra McFadden, Cortland

Lauren Winkler, The Green Cities Company

Jill Brosig, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Izzy Ballet, LaSalle Investment Management

Jim Landau, MetLife Investment Management

Tony Liou, Partner Engineering and Science

Megan Billingsley, Pennybacker Capital

Arielle Birenberg, Stockbridge Capital Group

Anne Peck, TA Realty

Irena Stankovic, Tricon Residential

Past Agendas

NAREIM meetings are open to NAREIM members only and their guests. For further information on attending meeting or other NAREIM discussions, please contact Zoe Hughes, CEO. Please note that any executive who is not a NAREIM member, guest of a member or working in the real estate investment management industry will not be admitted to NAREIM events. NAREIM reserves the right to decline any registration. By registering for NAREIM events, you are consenting to NAREIM’s privacy policy.

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