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.
Julie Hirigoyen - Leaving a Mark on The Green Building Revolution
Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) walks us through building sustainability, resilience in respect of climate change, making the ROI case for real estate companies to embrace sustainability, as well as sharing some highlights from the UKGBC’s Whole Life Carbon R...
Jared Della Valle - Pairing Technology and Sustainability with Development
Jared Della Valle, CEO of Alloy Development sheds light on the sustainability practices that have been weaved into the company’s design, development and advisory practice as well as how technology plays an increasingly important role in these sustainability initiatives within both Alloy and the b...
Shana Schlossberg - Onwards and Upwards Decarbonizing the Built World
Shana Schlossberg, CEO of Upward Labs discusses what drives her as a serial entrepreneur across industries, walks us through the launch of the Net Zero Lab, how startups can get involved, as well as unpacking some of the most illuminating startups emerging to tackle the real estate industry’s out...
Dana Robbins Schneider - Sustainability From The Top Of The Empire State
Dana Robbins Schneider, SVP, Director of Energy, Sustainability and ESG for Empire State Realty Trust shares some of the company’s portfolio sustainability milestones, discusses highlights from the "Empire Building Playbook: An Owner's Guide for Low Carbon Retrofits”, as well as Dana’s experience...
Clemens Brenninkmeijer - Sustainable Urban Real Estate
Clemens Brenninkmeijer, Head of Sustainability, Redevco BV shares why sustainability is such an integral part of the company, how it’s been integrated throughout the company’s DNA, as well as Redevco’s strategic approach to ESG.
Guy Grainger - Frontier Technologies Pushing Global Real Estate Decarbonization
Guy Grainger, Global Head of Sustainability Services and ESG at JLL characterizes this present moment in time in respect of the global real estate sustainability movement, underscores some of the milestones achieved in JLL’s own enterprise-wide net-zero carbon emissions goals, highlights frontier...
Mazyar Mortazavi - Real Estate as a Tool to Drive Profit & Impact
Mazyar Mortazavi, President and CEO, TAS, shares how an “unconventional impact company” balances profit and impact in tandem, sheds light on the ESG market in Canada, and discusses the four pillars of TAS’ recently published inaugural Annual Impact Report.
Rebecca Berry - An Architectural Perspective on Real Estate Sustainability
Rebecca Berry, President, Finegold Alexander Architects, walks us through her observations concerning the current state of sustainability in the real estate state sector, how AEC will play an increasingly important role in sustainability, and what tools are lacking in the marketplace.
Eric Roseman - EV Charging: A Crucial Tool for the Net Zero Transition
Eric Roseman, Chief Revenue Officer of Xeal Energy unpacks how EV charging is fast becoming a crucial tool in the built environment’s transition to net zero, Xeal’s overall mission, as well as how Xeal's patent-pending charging platform eliminates the need for costly IT/network infrastructure upg...
Sandeep Ahuja - Embracing Digital AEC Tools in Built World Sustainability
Sandeep Ahuja, Co-Founder and CEO at Cove Tool, sheds light on where her passion for ClimaTech came from, why sustainability is such an integral part of Cove Tool, as well as an outlook regarding the role technology will play in helping to decarbonize the built world.
Paige Pitcher - Fostering Innovation in the Built Environment
Paige Pitcher, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Moderne Ventures, unpacks Moderne Ventures’ mission in tackling climate change emanating from the built world, highlights some of their portfolio companies leading the way, and how the real estate sector can be mobilized to adopt better ESG practices.
Jonathan Hannam - Built Environment Perspectives in the APAC Region
Jonathan Hannam, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Taronga Ventures walks us through the early stages of his career in China, his passion for addressing the climate crisis as it relates to the built world, as well as the types of solutions Taronga Group and Taronga Ventures’ seeks investment in.
Erin Dunn-Franklin - Sustainable Investing with Goldman Sachs
Erin Dunn-Franklin, VP Sustainable Investing, Goldman Sachs, discusses why sustainability is such an integral part of Goldman Sachs’ philosophy, areas of climate tech that catches Goldman Sachs’ attention, and an inspiring note for future generations seeking to build a career in sustainability.
Deb Noller - Data-Driven Building Operations for a Sustainable Built Environment
Deb Noller, CEO & Co-Founder, Switch Automation, describes what led them to founding Switch Automation, provides an overview of the company’s suite of smart building platform tools and their benefits in relation to sustainability, as well as a glimpse into the ESG market in New Zealand and the gr...
Andres Guzman - Overcoming ESG Data Management and Reporting Hurdles
Andres Guzman, Head of ESG, Europe - Tishman Speyer, unpacks the evolution of Tishman Speyer's ESG & net-zero strategies, how sustainability has been integrated throughout the company and its portfolio, and highlights ESG Data Management and Reporting issues as well as potential technologies to a...
Carl Silbersky - The Evolution of the BIM Sector in Building Sustainability
Carl Silbersky, Chief Executive Officer of BIMobject, discusses BIMobject's mission, markets served, and how he sees the future of BIM evolving to more actively incorporate the AEC sector in building sustainability.
Alex Edds, Head of Sustainability, Europe, LaSalle Investment Management, discusses how technology can better align to the market needs to support sustainability, the challenges facing the industry, the need to accelerate and scale solutions, and the influence of the 'greening' financial markets ...
Christy Hill, Head of Americas Asset Management and Global Head of ESG, PGIM Real Estate, walks us through some examples of how PGIM has embedded sustainability throughout the company and its portfolio, discusses how other real estate companies that are inspired by PGIM's ESG initiatives can craf...
Rachel Steinberg - Decarbonization Made Accessible in Commercial Buildings
Rachel Steinberg, Head of Mesa (part of Google), walks us through Mesa’s overall mission of offering accessible building controls to an underserved market, how Mesa automates carbon reduction in commercial buildings and the technology trends she sees evolving in real estate sustainability.
Shaun Abrahamson - Building A Better World For Everyone
Shaun Abrahamson, Managing Partner of Third Sphere (fka Urban Us), walks us through the process of finding climate tech companies to invest in, the risks of investing in climate tech, and how we can vastly increase the market for climate tech by educating the built world.
Troy Harris, Managing Director of Timberland at Jamestown, discusses what Timberland investment is and how it differs from real estate investment, the role of trees in fighting the climate crisis, and some popular misconceptions about forestry in the United States.
Spencer Levy, Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor at CBRE, discusses the significance of ESG in conversations about modern day investing, how PropTech is propelling investment ESG, why some areas are slower to embrace climate regulations than others, and how we can push the en...
Marika Erdely - Steering the Real Estate Industry in the Right Direction
Marika Erdely, Founder and CEO of Green EconoME, shares insights into how we can reduce the carbon emissions of existing buildings, how to push the real estate industry to go green, and the biggest challenges when sourcing funding for climate change investments.
Hampus Jakobsson, General Partner, Pale blue dot, speaks on why the climate industry is so interesting, problems that climate tech companies face today, and why the whole industry needs to work together in order to make progress.