27 Jul '11, 1am

A Closer Look at the 2011 Midtown Manhattan Green Building Opportunity Index Profile Report: gbNYC takes a close...

Ranking cities in the Green Building Opportunity Index is an important step towards promoting competition and improvement among the 30 markets that participated. We’re pleased that New York City has performed so well thus far, but work remains if Gotham is to be as successful in 2012. For example, we hope to see both Midtown South and Downtown improve in the number of Energy Star-labeled and LEED-certified buildings. But as the Report notes, the Manhattan office market “is one of the healthiest in the country, with investor demand in core central business district markets continuing to put upward pressure on property values.” As the commercial real estate climate continues to – hopefully – improve into 2012, we do expect New York City to fare just as well in next year’s Index. What we do hope to see regardless are detailed Profile Reports for the Downtown and Midtown South...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingsnyc.com/2011/07/26/a-closer-look...

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