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Articles about Green Practices


Residential | April 2019 
Take the First Steps Down the Paperless-Mortgage Path
It is 2019 and the world is changing by the day. According to Rubicon Global, a technology-based green-solutions provider, U.S. businesses alone use approximately 21 million tons of paper each year. T...
By Kelcey T. Brown, chief strategy officer and executive vice president, WebMax LLC.

Residential | April 2019 
When Going Green, Don’t Overlook Direct Marketing Materials
Direct mail can be an environmentally friendly marketing tool to reach, engage and acquire clients. Mortgage originators can take advantage of the benefits of direct mail to target prospects...
By Michelle B. Peel, marketing and corporate communications manager, IWCO Direct

Residential | April 2019 
Corner the Market on Green Loans
Have you ever funded an energy-efficient mortgage? There are benefits to learning about and promoting these green programs, especially for homebuyers who are looking to purchase an older property that...
By Nathan Rufty, mortgage coach and trainer, Mortgage Marketing Pros

Residential | April 2019 
The Allure of Green
In today’s eco-friendly world, more consumers want to do business with environmentally conscious companies. This is just one reason mortgage originators should consider adopting a green philosophy for...
By Justin Schwing, vice president of national facilities, Planet Home Lending

Commercial | February 2019 
Smaller Cities Have Big Potential
The past decade has ushered in a new age of the American city. Economics, demographics and lifestyle preferences have fueled this shift, which has afforded many small and midsize cities the chance to ...
By Brandon Pate, vice president, Hunt Real Estate Capital

Commercial | November 2018 
Help Clients Soar With C-PACE
As the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing sector matures, more real estate owners, developers and mortgage brokers are discovering that C-PACE offers the kind of flexibility ...
By Woolsey McKernon, senior vice president and chief revenue officer, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital Inc.; and Chris Robbins, managing director, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital Inc.

Residential | July 2018 
Build Better Neighborhoods One Green Loan at a Time
Historically, technology has drastically changed the backdrop in which business is done. During the industrial revolution, for instance, new technologies brought about efficiency in manufacturing and ...
By Houtan Hormozian, vice president, Crestico Inc.

Residential | June 2018 
Viewpoint: Borrowers Need Straight Talk About Green Financing
Consumers are regularly hit with product marketing pitches touting environmentally friendly improvements for their homes, such as solar panels, drought-tolerant landscaping, double-pane windows and ot...
By Lacy Robertson, mortgage originator and Realtor, Equity Smart Home Loans

Commercial | May 2018 
Eco-Consciousness Is Within Reach
The combination of higher interest rates, compressed cap rates and increased operating costs have forced many players in the commercial real estate sector to search for alternatives to save on financi...
By Igor Zhizhin, president, American Street Capital LLC

Commercial | May 2018 
The Power of Green
Energy efficiency in buildings is one of the most powerful resources for achieving the world’s environmental goals. It also is an incredible economic opportunity for commercial real estate investors. ...
By Panama Bartholomy, director, Investor Confidence Project

Residential | April 2018 
Going Green in the Mortgage Industry
Reduce, reuse and recycle. These are the key objectives for going green and making more environmentally friendly decisions. Reducing the use of paper may be the first thing most people think of in a b...
By Susan Graham, president and chief operating officer, Financial Industry Computer Systems Inc.

Commercial | April 2018 
Green Financing Benefits Business
Issuance of so-called green bonds, which are backed by mortgages on climate-friendly assets, hit a record $155.5 billion worldwide in 2017. This year, that figure could reach $250 billion to ...
By Chrissa Pagitsas, director, Fannie Mae multifamily green-financing business

Commercial | April 2018 
Foster Green Investments
For commercial-property owners, investing in energy efficiency is increasingly moving from a nice-to-have perk to a must-deploy business tool. As energy costs and estimates of energy use within the U....
By Emily McLaughlin, senior associate, Institute for Market Transformation

Commercial | February 2018 
Building Green Can Make Dollars and Sense
  Case study Developers in Denver plan to build an 89,000-square-foot mixed-use complex with a construction budget of $13 million. They are looking for a way to reduce their equity contributio...
By Brian McCarter, CEO, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions

Commercial | November 2017 
CRE’s Future is Uncertain From a Legislative Standpoint
This year seemed to hold potential to be a fruitful one on the legislative front for the U.S. commercial real estate (CRE) industry, with proposals on big issues like infrastructure and tax reform loo...
By Robert M. Brierley, chair and chief electer officer, Buildding Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)


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