Sustainable Development Forum

New York City

The Sustainable Development Forum is a panel discussion exploring important issues confronting the real estate industry as it adapts to sustainable building trends.  Held at Blank Rome’s offices in Manhattan’s ChryslerBuilding on November 17, 2008, the Forum is sponsored by Blank Rome, Liberty Property Trust, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC, Grubb & Ellis Company, and Viridian Energy & Environmental, LLC.

This panel, consisting of some of the country’s leading real estate professionals in “green” building, will address sustainable construction attributes, costs and benefits, and incentives, including:

  • Overview of LEED certification process
  • REITs and the green revolution
  • Allocation of responsibilities among owners, design professionals, and contractors
  • In-depth industry perspectives


  • Stuart D. Kaplan, Real Estate Development Practice Group Leader, Blank Rome LLP


  • Michael A. Scheffler and James K. Freeman, Blank Rome LLP
  • Brian Cohen, Liberty Property Trust
  • Laurie L. Butler, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
  • Geraldine Walsh, Grubb & Ellis Company
  • John Amatruda, Viridian Energy & Environmental, LLC

Lunch will be served.

Please use the "Register" link on the upper right by November 10.