Dinner with McCarter & Cleantech Corridor: Wall Street Meets Green Street How can New York's financial sector promote Smart Building projects in New York?
Can two of New York's major industries - Finance and Real Estate - prosper by collaborating on energy savings projects? While there have been some high profile "green" projects, the vast majority of New York's buildings remain old and energy inefficient. Turning New York's buildings into Smart Buildings will be one of New York's biggest businesses, particularly as NYC's Greener, Greater Buildings Plan takes effect. Meet experts from major banks and other leading practitioners in the energy efficiency financing space and learn about the opportunities and challenges of lending in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Please join us for dinner and hear from key industry leaders.
Sarah B. Biser is a Partner at the New York office of McCarter & English, LLP. Ms. Biser's practice focuses on construction law and litigation.
Jeffrey Perlman is the President and Founder of Bright Power and the President and co-Founder of
EnergyScoreCards, a subsidiary of Bright Power that provides energy benchmarking and energy management software for building portfolios. Jeff is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED AP, and a BPI Multifamily Building Analyst and has a degree in Applied Physics from Yale University.
Sam Marks is Vice President at Deutsche Bank (Community Development Finance Group) and the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation. He manages the group's community development grants and philanthropic loans, covering program areas of affordable housing, community economic development, and their intersections with public education and arts & culture. He also originates transactions for the bank's $400 million portfolio of community development loans and investments.
Sadie McKeown is Senior Vice President of CPC and Director of Lending in CPC's Hudson Valley and
Connecticut Regions. Sadie is also directing CPC's newly created Energy Efficiency Retrofit Loan program aimed at greening multi-family buildings in low-income communities.
Bomee Jung is Senior Program Director of Enterprise Green Communities and provides initiatives to improve the energy and environmental performance of affordable housing in New York. She oversees the $18,000,000 ISC/Enterprise multifamily weatherization program.
Bruce Schlein is Vice President of Citibank (Corporate Sustainability) where he identifies and develops solutions for emerging environmental issues and opportunities, with a focus on climate change and clean energy.
Sean Patrick Neill is Principal and Founder of Cycle7, a consultancy specializing in the real estate economics of energy efficiency and energy policy. He is also Managing Director of Transcend Equity Development Corp, a firm that funds retrofits of privately held property without liens or debt.
April 4, 2011
Registration: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Panel: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Reception: 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm
McCarter & English, LLP
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167
Please RSVP to Sarah Biser at 212.609.6859 or at
or Christine Bongard at 973.848.5399 or at
There is no charge for this event.
Sponsored By: McCarter & English, LLP and Cleantech Corridor.
McCarter & English, LLP, 245 Park Avenue, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10167.