As Director of Sustainability Consulting for CBRE, Melissa oversees a team of dedicated professionals providing customized solutions based on client sustainability commitments. The team is responsible for sustainability project analysis, program development, and certification services for existing building operations.
Melissa is an experienced commercial real estate advisor, focused on asset performance through strategic environmental sustainability initiatives. She specializes in identifying challenges and developing solutions that increase asset value. She was the principal architect in the creation and implementation of CBRE’s Sustainability ViewPoint program, an all-inclusive LEED EB recertification management program utilizing a customized software tool that ensures properties are maintaining sustainability performance over time. In addition, she was heavily involved in the development of CBRE’s LEED Advantage volume certification program, leveraging quality standards of CBRE property management teams to offer additional value.
Prior to joining the Energy & Sustainability platform, Melissa served within the Chicago Asset Services team, managing a 1.7 million SF portfolio for a high profile client. Managing this portfolio included repositioning and redevelopment of key assets, requiring collaboration with multiple business lines to meet expectations. Her work in Asset Services led to multiple awards including Chicago Real Estate Manager of the Year and Chicago Sustainability Leader of the Year. Melissa frequently shares her knowledge of sustainable building operations through speaking engagements and educational events nationwide.