Cushman & Wakefield's John Scott Named Chair of the Commercial RE Energy Alliance
8 Mar, 2011, Miami
Cushman & Wakefield today announced that John Scott, Director of the firm's Corporate Occupier & Investor Services Group in Florida, has been named Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (CREEA), a partnership of commercial real estate owners and operators working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to drastically reduce the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of commercial buildings in the U.S. As Chair of the CREEA, Mr. Scott will work closely with the DOE to ensure member needs are consistently addressed.
The CREEA was launched in 2009 to provide a link between commercial building owners and operators and the DOE's research and technologies. Its members include leading real estate and building engineering organizations, the U.S. General Services Administration and global real estate services firms. The CREEA is one of three energy alliances launched by the DOE. Along with the Retailer Energy Alliance and the Hotel Energy Alliance, the CREEA serves as a nation forum to share best practices and practical experience in energy efficiency.
"I am honored and excited to take on this position on behalf of the CREEA," said Mr. Scott. "Sustainability remains a top priority for Cushman & Wakefield and our clients, and I look forward to representing our firm as we work alongside the Department of Energy to strengthen the commercial real estate industry's efficiency efforts."
Based in Cushman & Wakefield's Miami office, Mr. Scott oversees management and agency leasing for more than 10 million square feet of commercial buildings and corporate facilities. He is a 30-year veteran within real estate management, and joined Cushman & Wakefield after serving as Vice President of Property Management for The Hogan Group. Mr. Scott has been an influential member of BOMA, having served as its Florida President, Southern Region Past President, Greater Miami Past President, Chair of its International Political Action Committee and chair of its International Sustainability and Market Initiative Task Force. He was recently honored with BOMA's annual Chair award, recognizing him for his dedication, leadership and advocacy contributions to BOMA.
Cushman & Wakefield is committed to addressing climate change - both through real estate services it delivers to clients, and in its internal operations. The firm as recently named the WasteWise Large Business Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. In 2009, Cushman & Wakefield became the first commercial real estate services firm in the U.S. to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA.