Developing and Investing in Green Buildings

Making Money in a New Environment

Friday, February 23, 2007

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...It’s Also the Color of Money

Green buildings are suddenly a hot commodity. Until recently, building green has been dismissed as simply not viable – something that would be good for the environment, but not for business. Recent months, however, have seen an unprecedented surge in developments such as the Bank of America Tower and the New York Times Building, and a corresponding surge in green investment. The message is clear – if you know how to maximize the available financial benefits and control your costs, green development can be a lucrative option.

You are already aware that tax incentives, reduced operating expenses, higher rental income, and unique financing options are there for the taking – but do you know how to incorporate these into your development project and how to properly structure your deal? Are you satisfied that you can assemble and manage the optimum ‘green team’ capable of reducing costs through efficient planning and effective construction options?

American Conference Institute’s publication on Developing and Investing in Green Buildings will enable you to tap all potential revenue sources and control costs when developing green. Our faculty of developers, construction experts, green building consultants, and attorneys working in green building development will provide you with practical, winning strategies on how to:

  • Distinguish fact from fiction when uncovering the real costs of green building
  • Navigate through the myriad of unique tax and government incentives – and the requirements you must meet to take advantage of these incentives
  • Locate the right members for your “green team” to ensure that the building is built efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Develop a marketing strategy that lets you reap the most profit from your green features
  • Learn cost control strategies that make it possible to successfully develop green affordable housing
  • Don’t miss out on unique financing vehicles available only to green building development

Contents & Contributors

About

...It’s Also the Color of Money

Green buildings are suddenly a hot commodity. Until recently, building green has been dismissed as simply not viable – something that would be good for the environment, but not for business. Recent months, however, have seen an unprecedented surge in developments such as the Bank of America Tower and the New York Times Building, and a corresponding surge in green investment. The message is clear – if you know how to maximize the available financial benefits and control your costs, green development can be a lucrative option.

You are already aware that tax incentives, reduced operating expenses, higher rental income, and unique financing options are there for the taking – but do you know how to incorporate these into your development project and how to properly structure your deal? Are you satisfied that you can assemble and manage the optimum ‘green team’ capable of reducing costs through efficient planning and effective construction options?

American Conference Institute’s publication on Developing and Investing in Green Buildings will enable you to tap all potential revenue sources and control costs when developing green. Our faculty of developers, construction experts, green building consultants, and attorneys working in green building development will provide you with practical, winning strategies on how to:

  • Distinguish fact from fiction when uncovering the real costs of green building
  • Navigate through the myriad of unique tax and government incentives – and the requirements you must meet to take advantage of these incentives
  • Locate the right members for your “green team” to ensure that the building is built efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Develop a marketing strategy that lets you reap the most profit from your green features
  • Learn cost control strategies that make it possible to successfully develop green affordable housing
  • Don’t miss out on unique financing vehicles available only to green building development

Contents & Contributors

CAPITALIZING ON GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES
David J. Freeman, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (New York, NY)

DEVELOPING AND INVESTING IN GREEN BUILDINGS: MAKING MONEY IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT
Mark D. Polston, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC (Washington, DC)

DEVELOPING AND INVESTING IN HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS: PUTTING TOGETHER A COST EFFICIENT GREEN TEAM
Pamela Lippe, e4, inc. (New York, NY)

FROM BLUEPRINTS THROUGH RED TAPE TO GREEN BUILDINGS AND ALL THE COLORS IN BETWEEN (AND HOPEFULLY BEYOND): PRACTICAL AND CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS ON YOUR ROAD TO LEED CERTIFICATION
Edward B. Gentilcore, Reed Smith LLP (Pittsburgh, PA)
Steven G. Shapiro, LEED AP, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (Bethesda, MD)

WHAT’S NEW IN LEED? FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO TRENDS
Steven Winter, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (Norwalk, CT)

TO LEED OR NOT TO LEED? A LOOK AT THE PROS AND CONS OF LEED CERTIFICATION
Sandra Leibowitz Earley, RA, CSI, LEED AP, Sustainable Design Consulting (Richmond, VA)

UNIQUE MARKETING STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE INCOME FROM GREEN BUILDINGS
John McGinley, Grubb & Ellis New York (New York, NY)

BUILDING SUSTAINABILITIES
Karen Leigh Cook, EECOM, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM)

IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN: OVERCOMING CHALLENGES REGARDING DIFFERENT TYPES OF TENANTS
Tommy Linstroth, Melaver, Inc. (Savannah, GA)

TACKLING GREEN BUILDING COST CHALLENGES WHEN DEVELOPING AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Andy Padian, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (New York, NY)

CHALLENGES IN QUANTIFYING THE VALUE IN GREEN BUILDINGS
Theddi Wright Chappell, Pacific Security Capital (Beaverton, OR)



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