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Fordham Real Estate Institute to Host Panel on Future of Sustainability

The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) will host a panel of industry experts to help commercial real estate industry professionals prepare for future sustainability. “Sustaining the Future of Real Estate: Sticks, Bricks and Capital” is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, 9-11 a.m., at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, 113 W. 60th St. 

The event will be held in-person and also presented virtually and livestreamed. It will include two hour-long panel discussions.  

The first panel, “Sustainable Design, Architecture and Construction,” will cover LEED and WELL certifications, emission laws and regulations, and sustainability standards for construction design, methods and materials. The panel will be moderated by Serge Reda of Cedar Realty Trust. 

The second panel, “Sustainable Lending and Investing,” will include perspectives on how capital sources are thinking about sustainability, obtaining funding for sustainable projects, and other solutions investors are implementing. Moderating will be Nuveen LLC’s Melissa Reagen. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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