Verdani Partners

Consultant Global Partners

Verdani Partners is a leading full-service consulting firm whose team members have over 25 years of experience in real estate, sustainability and ESG. Verdani currently manages ESG programs for 15 national and international commercial real estate firms with over 4,500 equity properties across 1.1 billion square feet of diversified real estate portfolios, representing over $460 billion assets under management or total market capitalization.

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Verdani’s comprehensive programs include key strategies such as climate change resilience; net zero and decarbonization; biodiversity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; data capture and management; framework, regulatory and sustainability reporting; and stakeholder engagement. Our clients consistently rank #1, #2, in the top five and/or in the top ten in their peer groups on GRESB.

Serving as an owners’ representative for ESG management, Verdani provides clients with a team of sustainability experts that work within their organizations to develop and manage customized programs on an ongoing basis. Verdani clients leverage the knowledge and insights of our full team of sustainability professionals, state-of-the-art tools and resources, and industry connections to advance their portfolios, minimize risk and create long-term value.

Verdani’s corporate ESG, green building certifications, technical services, and communications departments, along with a comprehensive suite of educational programs, bring an impressive breadth of expertise to each portfolio and program. Our certifications team oversees a wide range of certification systems for clients, such as Fitwel, LEED, WELL, Green Globes, BREEAM, IREM and more. Our engineering team oversees performance data management, ENERGY STAR certifications; energy, water, and indoor air quality (IAQ) audits; and energy benchmarking compliance.

Additionally, Verdani provides expertise and leadership with international ESG organizations including GRESB (as a Global Partner and member of the GRESB Benchmarking Committee), ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, national and local chapters of U.S. Green Building Council, and NAREIT, amongst others. Verdani also a participant with CRREM, a leading global standard and initiative for operational decarbonization of real estate assets, and developer of the CRREM and CRREM Global Pathways.

In addition, Verdani Partners is also the founding partner of Verdani Institute for the Built Environment (VIBE) which uses a collaborative platform of research and education to advance build environment sustainability across the globe. VIBE is currently producing a collection of educational resources that teach the critical aspects of sustainability and ESG in commercial real estate and the built environment. From green building strategies to real estate finance, the book series will serve as the go-to resource for professionals, educators, students and all those inspired to take positive climate action through the practice of sustainable real estate.

Learn more at https://www.verdani-institute.org/

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