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Leanne Tobias

Malachite LLC
Managing Principal LEED AP
Bethesda, MD, USA


Leanne Tobias, LEED AP
Managing Principal
Malachite LLC

Leanne Tobias is managing principal and founder of Malachite LLC, www.malachitellc.com, an advisory firm that specializes in green and energy-efficient real estate on a global basis. Services provided by Malachite LLC include green real estate investment, finance, management and certification support for funds, property owners and policy makers. Leanne’s new book for the Urban Land Institute, Retrofitting Office Buildings to be Green and Energy-Efficient, is a comprehensive guide to green office renovation throughout the globe.

Leanne brings over 20 years of institutional real estate investment, development and management experience to the sustainable real estate field, and is one of the few real estate investment experts who has been designated as a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.  She is a sought-after international speaker and an advisor to leading sustainability organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board, the Green Building Finance Consortium and Washington, D.C.’s Green Building Task Force.

Leanne was previously managing director of the Multi-Employer Property Trust, a $3.1 billion commercial real estate equity fund, and headed the real estate operations of the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust.  She also directed programs for capital markets lenders, banks, pension funds and life insurance companies at the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

Leanne holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a Master’s in Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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