DBP President Regina Myer kicked off the event, welcoming guests and DBP Chairman, Ofer Cohen, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering Associate Dean, Sayar Lonial, offered opening remarks. All emphasized the exponential growth of tech and innovation in Brooklyn, a feat that the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is proud to support and strengthen. Real estate professionals heard about policy breakthroughs, creative technology, and industry initiatives to tackle decarbonization in the built environment.
The first panel discussion jumped off with a conversation between real estate professionals on their compliance strategies with Local Law 97. Michael Rudin, Executive Vice President of Rudin Management, moderated a panel featuring Molly Dee-Ramasamy of JB&B Engineers, David Lombino of Two Trees Management and David McCarty from Alloy Development. The panelists discussed their most recent projects that focused on electrification, efficient building envelope construction and monitoring building performance. Decarbonization and electrification are core components of compliance of Local Law 97, leading institutional investors to look toward buildings like those designed by fellow panelists as being “future proof.”