The Greening of Retail: Green Leasing, Building & Operating Practices and Issues

Wendel Rosen and the National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) will co-sponsor “The Greening of Retail: Green Leasing, Building & Operating Practices and Issues.”

“Going Green” at new and existing store locations requires tight coordination among legal, construction, design and operations professionals before the lease is signed. Successfully going green requires careful attention to issues often not contemplated in traditional retail leases and operating practices. This intermediate course will examine the green initiatives various retailers have begun to implement and will discuss how lawyers for retail tenants (working with lease administrators, deal makers, and construction/design professionals) can deal with the many opportunities and challenges of being green.


• Green leasing and building

• LEED certification

• CalGREEN (the new California Green building standards)

• Case studies of green retailers

• Allocation of green benefits and burdens


This program is limited to in-house attorneys working at retail companies.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

11:30 am: Registration & Complimentary Lunch

12:00 to 1:15 pm: Program


The David I. Wendel Conference Center

1111 Broadway, 19th Floor

Oakland, CA 94607


Please RSVP to Jackie Lanigan by September 6 at or (510) 834-6600.


Wendel Rosen partner Gregg Ankenman has more than 20 years of experience representing retail industry clients in leasing and other matters. In recent years, he’s developed experience helping retailers and property owners tackle green real estate issues. As the retail industry incorporates green building and operations into projects, Gregg is helping educate the industry on the opportunities and pitfalls found in this evolving area. A leading lawyer for the retail industry, he serves as General Counsel and is a board member for the NRTA. A frequent author, speaker and panelist for industry and bar organizations, including ICSC, NRTA, BOMA and the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Gregg is a chief consultant and author of CEB’s two-volume book Retail Leasing and is a contributing author of CEB’s book, Office Leasing in which he co-authored the green leasing chapter.


The State Bar of California has approved this activity for Minimum Continuing Education credit in general law in the amount of one (1) hour. Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

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