30+ Year Career at TIAA in Real Estate Sustainability with Nicholas Stolatis

Nicholas Stolatis leads the asset management and sustainability practice at EPN Real Estate Services, Inc. Nick has extensive experience managing real estate investment assets across all property types and supports clients’ development and implementation of operational best practices. He also advises and represents clients on transactional activities, including leasing, sales, acquisitions and financing.

As Head of Global Real Estate Sustainability & Enterprise Initiatives for TIAA, Nicholas created the award-winning GRE Sustainability Initiative: increasing energy efficiency by 22%, reducing energy costs by $100MM and GHG emissions by almost 500,000 tons. His leadership in ESG integration helped TIAA develop unique programs such as Property Management Governance, Responsible Contractor Policies and Real Estate Brand Management. As a senior executive with the firm, he represented Global Real Estate on many corporate working groups, special teams and program initiatives. He was also responsible for the asset and portfolio management of real estate assets including: sales, dispositions, new development, re-positioning of troubled assets, and rehabilitation of foreclosed properties.

Nicholas is actively involved in industry advocacy and education groups including BOMI, BOMA, IREM, and IPMS. He is Adjunct Professor with Fordham University’s Real Estate Institute. He contributed to IREM’s Sustainability Program, and BOMI’s Asset Management and High Performance Investment courses, and he facilitates IREM’s Ethics and Sustainability curricula.

Nicholas is Chairman of the Board for BOMI International and serves on various executive committees, nonprofit advisory boards, investment and technology companies.

He has earned the Certified Property Manager (IREM), Real Property Administrator (BOMI) and LEED-AP BD+C (USGBC) designations.

Show Highlights

  • The hands-on part of asset management. 
  • Asset management vs property management. How to understand the needs of your property.
  • Energy Star is a perfect tool you need to be using for benchmarking.
  • Nick shares the benefits and parameters LEED has on his industry.
  • Differentiate between BOMA and BOMI. 
  • Questions and conversations to balance whole equation and discern what makes most sense for your builds.
  • Nick’s exciting multifamily project with the benefits of having an all electric building.

“We can’t stop education. We have to be constantly learning, especially in this industry. If you’re going to rely on what you knew 10 or even 5 years ago, you’re behind the times.” 

-Nick Stolatis

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