CBRE has launched a broker training video and resource center specifically designed and aimed at understanding and promoting sustainable aspects of commercial real estate assets.
The program will be offered to the company’s more than 2,900 U.S. brokerage professionals.
“Sustainability has become a business imperative for many of our clients — tenants and landlords alike,” commented Jack Durburg, Global President, CBRE Brokerage Services.
“Many of our brokerage professionals are enhancing their knowledge of sustainable real estate to expand their capabilities and best serve their clients’ needs in a changing marketplace.”
The Green Building Adoption Index, a recent CBRE sponsored study, found that the rapid expansion of “green” space in U.S. has led to green buildings now exceeding 50 percent of commercial office space in several markets.
“CBRE’s brokerage professionals are often the first contact a prospective tenant meets when considering to occupy space in one of our clients’ buildings and many landlords have made significant investments to improve and promote their sustainability characteristics,” added Dave Pogue, CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility.
“Our innovative new training will ensure our brokers have up-to-the-minute knowledge and appropriate resources to best serve our clients.”
The Company’s introduction of the broker training initiative joins other sustainability milestone achievements for CBRE, including its recognition as a global leader in the certification of 335 LEED EB buildings with another 226 buildings in the current pipeline;
The company is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Certification Nation 2014 Elite Member, earning a top spot with 361 EPA Energy Star labeled buildings.