Brokers and Real Estate Agents
Brokers are the connective tissue between property owners and tenants, and have the ability to greatly influence how a building invests in energy efficiency. IMT turns commercial real estate agents into efficiency assets by designing and delivering targeted education programs that help brokers understand how energy efficient buildings deliver additional value to their clients.
By partnering with leading brokerage firms and local professional associations, IMT has trained more than 1,000 brokers in just three years.
We help all parties understand how a sustainability strategy flows through to the leasing process, and we explain the financial and environmental value added through each green clause. Building on IMT’s established knowledge in green building policies, we also help navigate through the increasingly complicated world of green building mandates, certifications, and benchmarking policies. As the standard for Class A buildings increasingly comes to include some level of efficiency, with IMT’s help brokers can stay ahead of the market (and clients) by learning about building energy issues now.
Energy-efficient buildings have higher occupancy and rental rates. Because of their specialized knowledge, brokers are key negotiators during the leasing process, and as such, have the ability to encourage energy savings by helping landlords and tenants agree on green-lease clauses. IMT is the dominant industry leader for green leasing, overseeing the comprehensive Green Lease Library and the growing Green Lease Leader industry standard.
Green Lease Library, the centralized site for commercial green leasing resources as part of IMT’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance.
Green Lease Leaders, an industry program that defines the standards for a green lease and shines a spotlight on property owners, tenants, and brokers who effectively modernize lease language to account for energy efficiency, and encourages tenant-landlord collaboration around sustainability.
Building a Green Lease (infographic)
What is Green Leasing (infographic)
How the Lease Can Bring Landlords and Tenants Together on Energy Efficiency
- Retail Green Lease Primer
Guide to Landlord-Tenant Collaboration
What’s Green Worth? Unveiling High-Performance Premiums in Washington, DC
Building the Case for Green Leases
- Greening the MLS
IMT’s Market Engagement team effectively engages a wide range of private market stakeholders—building owners and tenants, brokers and real estate agents, and lenders and appraisers, among others—to improve building performance and unlock billions of dollars in investment, creating thousands of jobs, improving businesses’ bottom lines across the country, and measurably addressing America’s climate challenge. Click here to access our work with owners and tenants and click here to access our work with lenders and appraisers.