SUSTAINABLY FOCUSED, RESULTS ORIENTED

There is an incredible opportunity to change how conventional real estate investing is practiced. Just as the advent of steel transformed our cities' skylines, we are now finding a new opportunity to transform our cities through the implementation of sustainable solutions in real estate investing and management.

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We strive to use our portfolio for real, lasting change for our owners, our tenants, and our community. We do this by incorporating holistic, ecological, and sustainable management practices that not only make the world a better place, but also makes great financial sense and boosts property values for our clients. We have developed a sustainable management system that does the following:

• Increases energy efficiency in our properties
• Decreases utility consumption
• Prioritizes building materials that are non-petroleum based
• Encourages recycling and reduces waste
• Promotes self-reliance of our tenants and encourages good community exchange
• Cuts costs and increases revenue


"The real estate sector is responsible for more than 20% of the world’s carbon emissions and for other environmental impacts, including waste production, pollution, use of water and consumption of other natural resources."

-World Economic Forum (PDF)


HOW WE DO THIS

Our ability to create sustainable impact is a result of individual actions and management methods, that when spread across an entire real estate portfolio, make a much bigger difference.

We work with Owner clients and properties to transition their properties so that they are more energy efficient, healthier, and desirable. Results show that these measures create in-demand properties that
 

1. Financial Performance

  • Management solutions measured against financial performance and investment analysis
  • Fee structure based on alignment of owner and management company interests
  • Value add component through effective marketing

2. Energy Efficiency

  • Tiered levels of a property's energy performance
  • Examples of sustainable solutions:
    • Insulation
    • Double-paned windows
    • LED light bulbs
    • Gas conversion
    • Energy Star-rated appliances
    • Solar hot water tanks
    • Radiant heat

3. Utility Consumption

  • Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS)
  • Low-flow fixtures and applications
  • Dimmers
  • Tankless hot water heaters
  • Native species in landscaping
  • Insulation
  • Separate metering
  • Tenant education

4. Building Materials

  • Lessen reliance on non petroleum based building products
  • Reusable air filters
  • Recycled paint
  • Quality materials that are durable

5. Recycling & Waste

  • Battery and light bulb recycling for tenants
  • Clear and visible recycling, compost, and trash signage
  • Tenant education
  • Keyless entry systems
  • Maximize life of appliances

6. Edible Landscapes

  • Fruit Tree Project
  • Garden boxes
  • Community gardens
  • Permaculture principals

7. Self-Reliance

  • Bike storage / access
  • Alternative transportation incentives
  • Financial literacy education
  • Latitude Investment Club
  • Ability to harvest food on properties