Mr. Flaherty joined Tishman Speyer in 2007 and oversees global sustainability, energy, telecom and smart building efforts for the company. In this role, he manages sustainability certifications, investor communications, worldwide performance tracking, energy procurement strategy and technological innovation implementation. Mr. Flaherty joined Tishman Speyer as part of the Leadership Development Program and has held various roles with the company, including in asset management and portfolio management for New York. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a legislative aide for Senator Schumer in Washington, DC. Mr. Flaherty is the chair of the board of directors for the Building Energy Exchange and is a team leader for the ACE Mentor Program. He holds a BA in political science from Kenyon College, and an MBA and MSUP from Columbia University.View the profile
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Event Co-Chair, Lindsay Baker interviews Tishman Speyer's Jonathan Flaherty.
06:04 Defining success
13:20 Carbon accounting
16:11 The pandemic
Hey everybody, welcome back. Glad to be here for another awesome session with one of my favorite people in the world of sustainability in real estate you play. You're welcome Jonathan Flaherty J.P. for those that don't know is that is the Director of Sustainability and Utilities at Tishman Speyer in New York City, which you are in right now. It looks like I'm happy to see you're in an office. We're coming in every other week then work from home to alternate
weeks just happens to be one of my work alone weeks, but I came into one of our co-working spaces so I could get the thank you. It is much appreciated Yeah. Yeah, I agree. I agree. It's a great Sunday. Look forward to a little bit about your work. I'm specifically interested in because you've been doing this for a while working on sustainability. If you can have it if you can give us a sense of how is one approaches sustainability. What's the like strategy with the overall framework of what you do? We have a specific framework that can be laid out in us
most recent report on which is around 6 Broad themes work. I'll just rattle off and then we can talk about some of the different ones, but they're delivering operational efficiency managing improving the tenant experience engaging with communities working with our suppliers and looking after us people and unsurprisingly those tied directly to the UN golden cold as the ones that are linked to those UNSC cheese, and we actually grade ourselves and how we're doing. so you
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