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Transwestern Promotes Josh Richards To Help Expand ESG Efforts

Houston-based Transwestern, a commercial real estate services, development and investment management firm, has promoted Josh Richards to Corporate Director, ESG (environmental, social, governance). In this role, Richards is responsible for expanding engagement across the various companies to identify, track and communicate ESG goals and key performance indicators.

“Josh’s passion for ESG and keen ability to identify opportunities, align stakeholders and deliver strategies will continue to have a measurable, positive impact on our shared mission. We are proud to have him champion these efforts for the firm and its clients, investors and partners,” said Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Real Estate Services.

Richards joined Transwestern in 2017 as Director of Sustainability for Asset Services. During his tenure, he advanced Transwestern’s energy and sustainability platform through extensive benchmarking and compliance of the firm’s managed assets, educating internal and external audiences on the value and implementation of ESG, and increasing transparency through integrated communications and reporting.

Richards, LEED AP O+M, C.E.M., WELL AP, holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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About Erik Hamilton

Erik Hamilton, who has more than 15 years in CRE journalism, is a former staff writer with the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Business Journal. In addition to The Times and the OCBJ, he was also a reporter and editor for Crittenden Research, The San Bernardino Sun and UPI. Erik also worked six years in CRE public relations with Los Angeles-based Hoyt Organization, where he was a Senior Account Executive. He later joined Lee & Associates where he served as the Director of Corporate Communications. There ,in addition to his work with Lee’s CEO, he managed 57 offices nationwide and provided PR, social media and media training for the offices. A graduate of UC Irvine, with a BA in history, he is an avid record collector where he continues to search for a rare Joy Division single.

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