Discussing ESG Across REITS with Fulya Kocak



Fulya Kocak Gin, LEED Fellow, is Senior Vice President of ESG issues for Nareit, which is a national association representing real estate investment trusts and publicly traded real estate companies. As an award-winning sustainability thought leader, instructor, and author, Fulya provides guidance, oversight, and innovation for Nareit’s sustainability initiatives, publications, and programming within the REIT industry, which is one of the 11 GIC sectors.

In her previous role with Clark Construction, Fulya developed the company’s corporate sustainability strategy, coordinated environmental responsibility efforts, and assisted building owners and developers meet their sustainability goals cost effectively.

Her specialties include: ESG Issues, Sustainable Investments, Corporate Social Responsibility, ESG Reporting, Sustainable Construction, Sustainability Strategy, Green Building Certifications, Project Management, Life Cycle, Community Outreach, Sustainability/LEED Education, Subcontractor and Shareholder Buy-in, Best Practices, Material Sourcing, Business Development. Fulya has authored sustainability books and instructed sustainability and LEED workshops.

Fulya is a regular speaker at multiple conferences, including Greenbuild, REITworld, REITworks, Montgomery County Energy Summit and academic conferences. She also has served on multiple boards, councils and committees, including the District of Columbia’s Green TAG, working on the first DC Green Building Codes, Chairwoman of USGBC National Capital Chapter Board, and Chair of Maryland Governor’s Green Building Council.

Show Highlight

  • Pressures facing real estate portfolio, real estate and ESG.
  • Understanding the benefits and the differences in getting an Architectural Engineering degree.
  • Volunteering is an integrated part of the work you will do in the industry to take your performance and success to the next level.
  • Fulya breaks down what ESG means for environmental stewardship, social responsibility and good governance practices.
  • Useful ESG Bible for readers with documents and tools on ESG reporting frameworks and top ESG key performance indicators.
  • Scope three emissions tips you need to hear to prepare for the future.
  • Why specialization is key to standing out among the competition.

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