ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance metrics are an important arena for real estate operators to engage with. By using ESG metrics, a company can investigate aspects of the business that are not directly financial, but have impact on financial performance. Nowadays, customers, investors, and other stakeholders are paying more and more attention to a company’s… Continue reading Supporting ESG in Real Estate
The City of Boston has a great program to lead the charge in the transformation of the residential sector toward sustainability & resilience. The E+ Program is led by my former Board Vice Chair and mentor, John Dalzell, Sr. Architect for Sustainable Development at the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BDPA). The program demonstrates the… Continue reading Taking E+ Buildings Mainstream
Lake Louise ski area is a fabulous place. An absolutely beautiful area with an epic back bowl feeling from the top. And just massive snow! The cornices you can pop off, the chutes you can run, the diverse terrain. I love it. That far run-out, Ptarmigan, on the back side is quite the avenue. After… Continue reading Last Day at Lake Louise (Whitehorn Mountain)
It was another successful outing with the GBMC. It was something of a reunion – we’ve had some of our members disperse away from Boston lately. Luka flew in from Toronto, and Shawn & Laur drove up from Philly. We also had a new crew member, Alishya from Boston. She isn’t really in the green… Continue reading Good Times Getting to Carrigain
We won second place!* At my Entrepreneurial Finance course (taught by the excellent Carl Byers (former CFO of Athena Health)), during the final class of the semester, we held a pitch contest. Throughout the course, each student has been working on a venture. I’ve been using the opportunity to improve on Civekos, now called Togetherment,… Continue reading Togetherment: Pitch Contest Winner!*
So, “monolede” is the term for when you get one hit when you google for two words. It’s hard to do but I’ve done it about three times. Sorry, can’t remember. But today, our professor in behavioral economics mentioned that “penultimate” was her favorite word. Curiously, it is one of my faves as well. So… Continue reading Nilolede!
The venture is getting going. NEW: slides of a draft pitch deck. Check it out! I am passionate about the benefits of people living together in groups. Key features are interacting with others, sharing resources and being a part of a bigger project. Group living is an antidote to social isolation, digital engrossment and consumerist… Continue reading Togetherment: Co-living with a purpose
Some of you have seen the footer of my emails: “I’m a cooperative investor: join me in supporting DEMOCRACY BREWING” Have you clicked the link? Are you intrigued? I need you to get excited about this. We are looking for a few more investors. There are a variety of packages in the prospective. Intended return is… Continue reading Brewing up a little Democracy!
MLD-836 Class 8 Workshop Questions Grey Lee 9/26/17 Questions: How do you operationalize your value proposition and unique attributes into your service delivery chain? Our value proposition is meeting a gap in a niche market of housing. Two spectrums are intersecting: One is related to recognizing and rewarding people who are devoted to social… Continue reading Civekos Outline – Class Exercise #4
Every now and then I get together with my father, Bruce Lee, to head into the city for a real estate industry program. He spends most of his time in the burbs, working the commercial real estate circuit along Rt. 128 and Rt. 3 North. He’s been at it for over 25 years at Lee… Continue reading Real Estate Finance Association Fall Meeting