When I asked each member of our new Sustainability Board of Advisors, “Why are you committed to sustainability?” the answers I got were not only insightful, but surprisingly and inspiringly diverse. For commercial real estate, sustainability truly is the next wave—and there is a veritable tsunami’s worth of ways to utilize sustainability to improve everything from ROI to tenants’ productivity to asset value. Here at NREI’s Green Real Estate Strategies newsletter, we hope to explore each and every one of those approaches.

Find out who these innovative leaders are, along with their individual takes on sustainability, by reading why, in their own words, they have each chosen to work to incorporate sustainability into their organizations. But don’t stop there. We invite you, our readers from throughout the commercial real estate and investment world, to tell us what you think. Please share your ideas about sustainability with us and with our board members. Let the dialogue begin.

—Susan Piperato

Editor, Green Real Estate Strategies

Managing Editor, National Real Estate Investor/NREIonline.com