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Companies Reveal Sustainability Strategies at FCBE Conference

For release:  March 29, 2011

The new sustainable real estate program headquartered in the Fogelman College of Business, Department of Finance Insurance and Real Estate (FIR), was introduced to the University and Mid South community on Thursday March 24 and Friday March 25, 2011, with the first annual Conference On Sustainable Real Estate (COSRE). Over 100 people attended various events, including Thursday's dinner jointly hosted by COSRE and the Economic Club of Memphis. Chris Leinberger one of the nation's top 100 urbanists was the keynote speaker. Leinberger addressed the fundamental question, "Why Do We Care About Sustainable Real Estate Development?" At the dinner, FedEx was the recipient of the first annual "Green Hard Hat" award in recognition for its continued efforts in developing more environmentally friendly and sustainable practices tied to its buildings and vehicles.  Friday involved a day-long symposium on sustainable real estate development and best practices. To see commentary on the conference, and examples of sustainability practices shared by conference attendees, please click on the following links

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