2020 Green Lease Leaders
“Green Lease Leaders are transforming the real estate industry and buildings across the country with leases that help landlords and tenants benefit from lower costs while modernizing their workplaces.”
- Maria T. Vargas, Senior Program Advisor at DOE and Director of the Better Buildings Initiative
"In times of change, we must look to collaborative solutions, and that is exactly what a green, high-performance lease does. These leases fix split incentives with agreements that save everyone money, improve indoor air quality, and lock in efficient, sustainable, and smart building operations. In aggregate, these leases can spur even greater positive outcomes for our cities and our economy, like cost savings for landlords and tenants, clean energy, decarbonization, local jobs, and closer landlord-tenant relationships."
- Lotte Schlegel, Executive Director of the Institute for Market Transformation
This year’s Green Lease Leaders represent portfolios totaling more than 1 billion square feet (sq. ft.) and comprise a diverse range of buildings from large and small commercial offices to industrial buildings to data centers. Altogether, Green Lease Leaders manage nearly 3 billion square feet of commercial and government space across North America, representing a huge potential for growth in green leases. In the commercial sector alone, green leasing has the potential to affect 8 percent of leased space nationwide.
For more on this year's recipients, read IMT's press release.