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AEW Welcomes Jess Bissey as Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer

AEW Capital Management, L.P., has appointed Jess Bissey as managing director and chief sustainability officer, a newly created position based out of Boston.

Bissey will assume leadership over AEW’s longstanding environmental, social governance and resiliency committee, working with executives and professionals across the firm to drive a cohesive approach to ESG+R performance and its integration into AEW’s investment processes.

Bissey will implement innovative systems, enhance responsible transparency, and foster exploration and adoption of best practices, while leading a team of subject matter experts for the firm’s operating partners, investors, property managers, and other vendors.

Prior to joining AEW, Jess was director of ESG at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she launched and led an enterprise-wide ESG function and was responsible for establishing a data-driven, integrated approach to corporate sustainability, reporting, and stakeholder engagement.

Previously, she was deputy chair of the social enterprise and impact investing practice group at the global law firm, Morrison & Foerster LLP.

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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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