Cortex Sustainability Intelligence announces new advisory board for commercial real estate experts

Cortex’s new advisory board development illustrates increased industrial investment in building decarbonization

Nashville, Tenn.And April 27 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cortex Sustainability Intelligence has announced the launch of its official advisory board made up of high-profile commercial real estate experts. Demonstrating the industry’s industry-wide commitment to building decarbonization, Cortex’s advisory board will provide ongoing insights, guidance, and recommendations to advance its mission to solve one of the most pressing and complex problems the industry has faced: decarbonization.

With industry leaders from organizations such as Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), JLL, and the Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), each member brings a unique perspective on the commercial real estate industry, enabling Cortex to develop and advance current and future product offerings at the most impact possible.

Nick Bienstock, co-managing partner of the Savanna Fund, serves as chair of the advisory board, and additional members include: Vanbarton Managing Partner, Richard Coles; Head of C&W Capital Markets, Adam spies; Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of JLL, Mitch Conker; Managing Partner of Raith, Bill Landis; CEO of Ad Hoc Group, Jim Capsis; and Technical Advisor to the Board, Senior Vice President and Director of Energy, Sustainability, Environmental and Social Governance at ESRT, Dana Schneider.

CRE industry deepening commitment to building decarbonization

With industry leaders increasing their sustainability priorities, ESG strategy can no longer be a twice-yearly conversation. As a way to move the CRE industry forward in decarbonization and pursue their corporate mission, the Cortex Advisory Board meets in person regularly to discuss and collaborate on the most pressing issues.

The perspective each person effectively brings shapes the Cortex product as they strive to create the most comprehensive and useful tool for ESG improvement. With the natural complexity of building decarbonization, this kind of deep collaboration will become increasingly vital.

“The industry is at a crossroads; either we prioritize decarbonization now, or we will not be able to avoid lasting and harmful effects on the planet,” says Cortex CEO, Brian Bennett. “Our advisory board recognizes the importance of using a decarbonization solution that helps save the planet while remaining financially and strategically profitable for the industry. We are excited to have the experienced industry leaders collaborating and committing to join us in developing our solution.”

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About Cortex Sustainability Intelligence:
Cortex Sustainability Intelligence’s machine learning platform enables CRE professionals to decarbonize their office buildings while improving GRESB results, reducing operating expenses and increasing asset value without having to invest in new, expensive equipment or hardware. To learn more about Cortex or to get a customized plan to decarbonize your wallet, please visit:

For more information please contact Victoria Ocampo at [email protected]. Selection of board members available upon request.

Victoria Ocampo
Cortex Sustainability Intelligence
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SOURCE Cortex Sustainability Intelligence