Who responded to the second annual Green Survey? In terms of types of firms, property owners
won out, with 22.1% of the participants. Property managers accounted for 21.7%, while
developers accounted for 21.3%. Asset managers garnered 5% of the vote, while REIT executives
were 4.2% of our respondents. 19.6% categorize themselves as “Other.” None of the remainder
of our participants—investment banks, life companies, sponsors, pension funds and private
equity concerns—represented more than 2.9% of the population.
A mix of various other firms rounded out the lower percentages. Most of our respondents
(75.8%) are male. Our polltakers have an average of 18. 4 years in the real estate business.
Geographically, our poll covered the waterfront and the midlands, with respondents representing
the Northeast ( 19.9%); West ( 16.9%); Southeast ( 13.6%); Midwest ( 11.4%); and Southwest ( 9.3%).
Approximately 21.6% operate nationally, while 7.2% have an international reach.
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The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose
vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership
includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other
nonprofit organizations. Since USGBC’s founding in 1993, the Council has grown
to more than 16,700 member companies and organizations, a comprehensive
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