IFMA NYC & CoreNet NYC Webinar: Landlord & Tenant Cooperation for Energy Efficiency


August 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT - 11:00 AM EDT
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Please join IFMA NYC and CoreNet NYC for the second webinar in our joint series! With Local Law 97 becoming a reality for landlords and tenants, we will discuss what tenants can do to make their spaces more energy efficient now and into the future. We’ll talk to a tenant and  an engineer about their plans for energy efficiency and with a landlord and a tenant attorney about how lease language can support or hinder cooperation.


Jessica Bogdan 
IFMA NYC Sustainability Committee Chair
Business Development Manager, Allsteel Office

Jessica Bogdan is part of Allsteel’s sales team, where she specializes in business development, including establishing new business relationships and promoting growth among its existing commercial end users, furniture dealer partners and the A&D community in the greater New York area.

Jessica has been in the interior-construction industry for the past 20 years. The first half was spent as a practicing interior designer, handling the design responsibilities of both retail and commercial tenant projects in New York City.

The latest half of her career has been devoted to all aspects of commercial real estate. An expert in interior construction product sales, Jessica also has years of project management experience and a solid knowledge of the latest workplace strategies for the tenants with whom she engages.

In addition, Jessica has been a member of IFMA NYC’s Sustainability Committee for approximately five years and the Chair of the committee for two years. During this time, she has spearheaded the Voice of the Tenant series, which aims to inform IFMA NYC’s tenant members and the construction industry at large about the NYC Mayor’s Office’s Climate Mobilization Act and the plan’s energy-reduction and GHG reduction goals. The committee provides useful tips and practical advice on what tenants can do to protect themselves from fines while also achieving cost savings through efficiency measures. 


Benjamin Cullum CBCP, LEED AP BD+C
Sustainability Analyst, Syska Hennessy 

Ben Cullum joined the Syska New York office in 2019 and is an experienced Sustainability Analyst with a demonstrated history of working on commercial, residential and mixed-use projects. He is highly skilled in Project Management, LEED, NYC Energy Code, Building Commissioning, and Energy Modeling. Ben is also well versed in OSHA General Industry and Construction, NFPA, NIOSH and ANSI standards. He holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology from SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry College, the Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), LEED Accredited Professional, and BD+C accreditations.

Christine McHugh 
Managing Director Global Corporate Real Estate, Evercore
Copper Hill Dev 

During her 30-year career, Christine has provided program and project consulting on complex global real estate projects. During this time, she has been able to deliver value, develop and implement business innovations and create strategic initiatives. In addition, she continues to provide business-critical solutions that have improved speed to market, flexibility and planning capabilities supporting global real estate portfolios.

Christine has spent her career contributing to shaping the New York City real estate environment. She offers expertise in owner/tenant engagement strategies, risk mitigation preparedness, as well as smart-building insights, measuring and monitoring energy, air quality and occupancy.

With a focus on PropTech, Christine looks forward to a future in  commercial real estate that leverages data and analytics to develop a healthier and more energy-efficient work environment.

Dana Schneider
Senior Vice President, Director of Energy and Sustainability, Empire State Realty Trust 

Adam Stolorow, JD
Environmental Attorney, Sive, Paget, & Riesel, P.C.

Adam is an experienced litigator specializing in environmental, land use, regulatory and municipal law. He represents private parties, municipalities and government agencies in a wide range of issues, including the environmental review and permitting of development projects under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA); compliance and resolution of environmental enforcement matters before federal, state, and local agencies; zoning challenges; redevelopment of brownfield properties; and site remediation. His work on Superfund cases includes the representation of a multi-national corporation at a complex, contaminated sediment site and the representation of a Native-American nation as trustee for natural-resource damages claims.

As a founding Board member of the newly formed NYC Climate Action Alliance, Adam is committed to finding environmental solutions that help the city achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent and offsetting remaining emissions to achieve a carbon-neutral NYC by 2050.

Prior to joining Sive, Paget & Riesel in 2011, Adam served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department, where he defended the City’s initiative to “green” its yellow taxi fleet against claims of preemption under the Clean Air Act; brought litigation to defend the City’s watershed; and defended City infrastructure projects in cases involving SEQRA and ULURP review, the use of City parkland and eminent domain. Before attending law school, Adam served as the statewide volunteer coordinator and aide to then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama and as a communications officer in the United States Army Signal Corps.


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