Creating Conversations For Conservation
Any relationship is a two-way street. It requires time and effort from both parties. While it’s hard work to keep these strong relationships up, the result is often invaluable. Whether in business or personal life, relationships are something that we need. Especially when it comes to commercial landlords or property managers and tenants.
However it is easy for these relationships to get focused on dealing with issues in cooling, heating or other concerns vs creating relationship building opportunities.
Green teams are one way that this is possible. While bringing tenants together to process sustainability goals can seem like a daunting task. It’s actually a really great way to create a two-way conversation between landlords and various tenant and occupant groups.
It’s common for property management companies to host events like BBQ’s, Ice Cream days or other fantastic initiatives to show appreciation to all occupants. Where Property Manager’s can take their engagement with tenants further, is through Sustainability related initiatives. The Harvard Business Review details how sustainability matters in the battle for talent – and as that battle turns into a full out war on talent – little efforts on sustainability go a long way.
If you’re looking for inspiration on what you can do to work with your tenants in the race2reduce, we’ll be sharing initiatives you can undertake to engage with your tenants over the coming weeks and months.
First up: Artis REIT at the Concorde Corporate Centre have been engaging with their tenants using simple yet effectively efforts, from community clean up days (pictured above) to energy audit contests and earth week initiatives.
Property Manager, Tony Larangeira with the Tenant Representative from ESRI - awarding them a participation certificate for their energy audit