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  • Dec 22, 2022
  • Nicholas E. Stolatis, CPM®, RPA®, LEED-AP BD&C 

ESG is a process, not a product

ESG is certainly making an impression on so many of us these days. It’s become so common that most times there’s no explanation offered that the initials stand for environmental, social and governance. It’s assumed you know what ESG means. Further, there’s a great deal of confusion regarding ESG. Most people, even industry professionals who should know better, are treating ESG as some sort of product. We’re seeing it used to label more and more things, like ESG funds. The ESG label is often applied to funds that promote a special purpose, such as affordable housing, renewable energy, or job creation for special needs individuals.

  • Dec 14, 2022
  • John Salustri

Building the Future–Martha Gaitan-Manning

“It helps because I can communicate with them in a way that’s appealing and comforting. I try to understand instead of focusing on what I’m trying to say.”

The “It” in that quote is a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. The “Them” refers to clients, residents and tenants. The speaker is 38-year-old Martha Gaitan-Manning, ARM®, a property manager with Draper & Kramer, AMO® in Schaumburg, IL.  more

  • Dec 14, 2022
  • John Salustri

Office tenants give property managers COVID thumbs up

Post-pandemic, office property managers and tenant decision-makers alike continue to analyze the relative benefits of work-from-home protocols versus a full return to the office. New data from BOMA International points to a blending of the two as corporate tenants seek to give employees the freedom to choose where they work while taking advantage of the clear benefits the office provides.  more

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