CREtech Climate Podcast

CREtech Climate Podcast

The CREtech Climate Cast is a podcast series devoted to educating, inspiring, and leading the built environment to address the world’s biggest crisis - climate change. Tune in to in-depth conversations with the leading real estate and tech innovators from across the globe with CREtech Climate CEO, Michael Beckerman. The series will host conversations on how the real estate and tech tech sectors are driving transformational change to decarbonize the Built World.

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CREtech Climate Podcast
  • Jacob Arlein - The Fight Against Climate Change

    Jacob Arlein, CEO of Stok, walks us through projects they are most proud of and how that work has impacted the sustainability of their client’s real estate, the best practices and technologies they have seen in the market and sustainability initiatives they have and are implementing at Stok.

  • Raphael Rosen - Pathway to Decarbonization & Net Zero

    Raphael Rosen, CEO of Carbon Lighthouse, shares insights behind his technology solution, how it is unique in the marketplace and how we address the climate crisis with a greater sense of urgency that it needs.

  • Natalie Teear - Culture for Climate Change

    Natalie Teear, Senior VP, Innovation, Sustainability & Social Impact of Hudson Pacific Properties, unpacks how they built and implemented a sustainability and socially responsible culture. Natalie also highlights the company’s 2020 corporate responsibility report, including plans to achieve the g...

  • Dan Doctoroff - Tackling Cities’ Greatest Challenges

    Dan Doctoroff, Founder & CEO of Sidewalk Labs, discusses the big vision that formed Sidewalk Labs and the connection with Google that made them the ideal partner. Dan also shares their mission at Sidewalk Labs and his thoughts on the role the public sector will play in legislating net zero commit...

  • Brett Phillips - Sustainability in Solar

    Brett Phillips, Vice President of Unico Properties | Unico Solar Investors, discusses the strategy behind the formation of Unico Solar in 2017, the impact that the solar industry has on an eventual net-zero world and insights into their high-profile project, Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.

  • Becca Rushin - Implementing Sustainability & Social Responsibility

    Becca Rushin, VP Sustainability & Social Responsibility at Jamestown provides an overview on why sustainability is an integral part of Jamestown’s mission and why companies should be investing in climate technologies and social responsibility. Becca also shares how technology plays a role in sust...

  • David Harris Kolada - Green Tech Investing

    David Kolada, Managing Partner of Greensoil PropTech Ventures discusses their new $100m green PropTech fund, what types of investments they will be making and some of the startups they have invested in. David also shares insights into scaling climate tech in the built environment.

  • Nikolas Samios - Leading The Way In Europe

    Nikolas Samios, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of PropTech1, takes a deep dive into why Europe is leading the way in addressing climate change and an overview of what they look for when investing in early-stage companies.

  • Travis Connors - Investing In A Better Built World

    Travis Connors, Co-Founder and General Partner of Building Ventures, sheds light on their investment process, what types of investments they are looking for in the climate tech space and advice for first-time entrepreneurs entering the climate tech industry.

  • Emilie Mazzacurati - Understanding Climate Risk

    Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder & CEO of Four Twenty Seven and Global Head of Climate Solutions at Moody's ESG Solutions, discusses how risk management and mitigation is equally important in the fight against the impacts of climate change.

  • Bryan Bennett - Decarbonizing CRE with Data

    Bryan Bennett, CEO and Founder of Cortex Building Intelligence, takes a deep dive into how their real-time actionable insights improve sustainability and increase ROI for the commercial real estate industry. Bryan also shares lessons learned from building and scaling Coretex and practices that wo...

  • Menno Lammers - Creating a Sustainable Society

    Menno Lammers, Founder of PropTech for Good, unpacks the mission and core objectives behind PropTech for Good and initiatives such as the Ambassador Network. Menno also discusses Society 5.0 and its implications on PropTech and the built world.

  • Zachary Smith - Inventing The Way Out of Climate Crisis

    Zachary Smith, CEO of Zauben, shares his vision for Zauben and how the platform helps the built world address climate change and embrace sustainability. Zachary also shares insights into their experience with The Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change program.

  • Erik Landry - Setting the ESG Benchmark

    Erik Landry, Climate Change Specialist at GRESB, discusses the suite of products they manage that give real asset managers and investors the tools they need to make informed decisions regarding climate-related risks. Erik also shares insights into how we can get the real estate industry to mobili...

  • Patrick McGrath - Staying Ahead of the Curve

    Patrick McGrath, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Head of Client Technologies at Savills, discusses how Savills has been prioritizing occupants' health and wellness, lessons learned from embracing technology that can be used in adopting climate tech and workplace trends from the occupier perspective.

  • Jessica Cooper - Responding to the Pandemic

    Jessica Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer at International Well Being Institute, shares insights into how IWBI responded to the impact of the pandemic and how they have been able to support the real estate industry more broadly. Jessica also takes a deep dive into IWBI’s WELL Certifications and th...

  • Bryan Koop & Ben Myers - Leading the Way with Sustainability in Real Estate

    Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President, Boston at Boston Properties and Ben Myers, Vice President, Sustainability at Boston Properties discuss the evolution of Boston Properties' sustainability and ESG strategy, and take a deep dive into their 2020 ESG Report, unpacking the core components and stra...

  • Robert Otani - Implementing a Sustainability Philosophy

    Robert Otani, Chief Technology Officer at Thornton Tomasetti, shares an overview of their Healthy Reentry App they built during the pandemic, where their sustainability philosophy and commitment evolved from and how they implemented this into the culture at Thornton Tomassetti.

  • JP Flaherty - A Decade of Investing in Sustainability

    Jonathan Flaherty, Global Head of Sustainability and Building Technology Innovation, at Tishman Speyer, discusses measuring ROI from the perspective of running buildings as efficiently as possible, how Tishman Speyer are planning for the future and highlights from their most recent sustainability...

  • Brad Klatt - Real Estate Mindset to Smart Building Tech

    Brad Klatt, Co-Founder & Chairman of Logical Buildings, discusses how the experience of being in the real estate industry as Co-Founder of Roseland Property Company, gave insights into how to build and scale Logical Buildings in a way that addresses the core challenges that landlords face today. ...

  • Michael Rudin - Driving Sustainability into Investment Portfolios

    Executive Vice President at Rudin Management, Michael Rudin, discusses his family’s long tradition of leading by example and their commitment to sustainable development, the role that the public sector plays in addressing climate change and NYC as a Mecca of innovation.

  • Deepinder Singh - Lessons Learned Along The Way

    Deepinder Singh, Founder and CEO of 75F, discusses the formation of the company, the problem they set out to solve, lessons learnt along the way and what it means to have their investors involved in the company and helping them to scale their platform.

  • Brian Sudler - Leading the Way in Sustainable Development

    Brian Sudler, Principal at Sudler Companies talks about how his and his family's military background and public service also spurred the company’s commitment to serving the greater community and sustainability. Brian also discusses in-depth about adopting new, green technologies, and shares advic...

  • Fionnuala Hogan - Supporting Sustainable Start-ups

    Fionnuala Hogan, Creator of RElab and Head of Early Stage Investing at Goldacre Ventures, takes a deep dive into their RElab 2021 scale-up program, which focuses on the themes of sustainability and construction technology, what start-ups they are looking for to join their unique program and lesso...