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Thursday, May 5, 2022   |   Virtual Program 8:30—10:00 a.m. PST

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The effects of climate change for the built environment are becoming more and more noticeable.

Fires, floods, droughts, extreme winds, and other climate-related events are impacting commercial real estate at an alarming rate.

In response, strategies to assess both the likelihood and consequences of climate-related events for properties are imperative.

They will be required to create responses to an increased climate risk at the individual property and portfolio level, which impact, amongst others, location decisions, access to capital, data collection & analytics, and development practices.

Join us on May 5th for a panel discussion with experts in real estate investment, ESG, climate risk analytics, and corporate real estate management aimed at helping commercial real estate investors, developers, lenders, corporate users, and other market participants develop actionable strategies to assess climate risk, be better prepared for the consequences of climate change, and achieve a higher resilience for the future.

For in-person sponsor guest attendees, this policy applies:

PSU Center for Real Estate closely monitors state, local, and CDC guidelines for in-person events. The safety of all guests and staff are a priority. There is no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test requirement for entry. Hyatt is committed to our guests' safety.

Click HERE to read about Hyatt's Covid safety measures.

Program begins

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Julia Freybote
Assistant Professor of Finance

School of Business at Portland State University


Dr. Julia Freybote's research interests include PropTech & real estate FinTech, investor behavior, information environment, and asset pricing in the REIT and commercial real estate market as well as ESG/CSR and climate risk in the context of commercial real estate. Her work has been published in leading scholarly real estate journals, and she previously received the William N. Kinnard Scholar Award from the American Real Estate Society (ARES), which recognizes outstanding real estate scholars early in their academic career. 

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Freybote gained industry experience in corporate real estate consulting and institutional real estate investment. She primarily teaches the real estate finance courses in the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program at Portland State University and is the program director for the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Investment and Finance (GCREIF).


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Laura Craft

Head of Global Strategy & Investment ESG


An industry ESG expert and in investment management over 16 years, Laura leads Heitman’s global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) platform ($51 Billion AUM) and establishes systematic approaches to incorporate ESG into investment decision-making. Embedding ESG provides opportunities to create value, reduce risk and enhance investment returns. Investments are measured on ESG through proprietary private equity and debt acquisition, due diligence, and asset management tools, and through internal listed equity ESG composite scoring system.
Laura leads a partnership with Urban Land Institute (ULI) to publish Climate Risk Investment Decision-Making Reports, which explores methods for assessing and mitigating climate risk at the investment- and market-level. In 2020, Heitman announced its commitment to reduce its global private equity portfolio’s operational carbon emissions under its control to net zero by the year 2030. Currently, Laura is the co-chair of Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Innovation Affinity Group and is a member of ULI Greenprint’s Performance Committee.

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Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme

Assistant Vice President, Outreach & Research

Moody’s ESG Solutions

Natalie leads thought leadership for climate, writing and presenting on assessing and managing physical and transition risks across asset classes. She joined Moody’s from the acquisition of Four Twenty Seven, a pioneer of physical climate risk data. There she managed communications, publications and thought leadership, translating science-driven risk analytics into actionable insights. She has authored multiple book chapters and white papers on climate risk disclosure, climate resilience and integrating climate risk into financial decision-making. 

Previously, Natalie helped develop an assessment of U.S. cities’ vulnerabilities to climate change and their readiness to adapt, at the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN). Natalie holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a certificate in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy from the University of Notre Dame.

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Mike Williams

Vice President - Buildings


One of Canada’s top sustainability experts, Mike is frequently called on to share insights at conferences and industry events, and to help businesses and institutions develop ambitious green building agendas. Mike is an RWDI principal, a professional engineer, and an active contributor to the field of sustainability in Canada and internationally. Mike’s project portfolio includes complex buildings of nearly every type. He’s led sustainability efforts for facilities ranging from data centers, health care and higher education campuses to transit hubs, office towers and residential buildings. Powered by his deep understanding of the engineering principles that drive building performance, many of Mike’s projects have set new standards for sustainability in their communities.

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  • CBRE

  • Columbia Bank

  • Cumberland Holdings

  • Fidelity National Title

  • Fortis Construction, Inc.

  • Kidder Mathews

  • Killian Pacific

  • Norris & Stevens

  • Port of Portland

  • Specht Development, Inc.

  • Stoel Rives LLP

  • William and Toija Beutler


  • Affinity Property Management

  • Aldrich Advisors

  • AppFolio

  • Avenue5 Residential

  • Ball Janik LLP

  • Brown & Brown

  • Chicago Title

  • Cushman & Wakefield

  • Deering Management Group

  • Doug Bean & Associates, Inc.

  • Doug Carney

  • Edlen & Co.

  • First American Title

  • Geffen Mesher

  • Greystar

  • Guardian Real Estate Services

  • HFO Investment Real Estate

  • Lane Powell

  • Langley Investment Partners

  • LRS Architects

  • Mackenzie

  • Miller Family Holdings

  • Miller Nash LLP

  • NAI Elliot

  • NBS Real Estate Consulting & Morrison Street Capital

  • Pavilion Construction

  • Pence Contractors

  • Perkins & Co PC

  • Prosper Portland

  • Q10 National Mortgage

  • R&H Construction

  • Radler White Parks & Alexander

  • Rembold

  • Shorenstein Realty Services

  • Swinerton

  • Ticor Title Commercial

  • U.S. Bank

  • Unico Properties LLC

  • Urban Development Partners

  • Urban Renaissance Group


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