Jessica is the Head of Sustainability for Nuveen’s U.S. Real Estate Portfolio. She is responsible for the implementation of the firms 'tomorrow’s world' sustainability platform, focusing on climate risk and meeting carbon reduction targets throughout Nuveen’s U.S. real estate portfolio. She manages a team of internal sustainability professionals as well as external consultants that engage at the asset level to achieve the firms sustainability goals.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica led the Sustainability program for JBG SMITH, a Real Estate Investment Trust focused on investment and redevelopment of real estate in the Washington, D.C. metro region. In that role she was responsible for the firms ESG strategy development, achieving the firms portfolio wide certification goals, and communication of sustainability performance through annual reporting and disclosure. Jessica has been an active member of the sustainability community in D.C. and nationally serving as a co-chair of the host committee for USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference in 2015 and has advocated for the real estate industry as jurisdictions have rolled out benchmarking requirements, green codes and other climate legislation. In 2016, she was named member of the year for USGBC National Capital Region and in 2018 was named member of the year for the NAIOP DC-MD chapter.
Jessica graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration and Communications, with a minor in Economics from McDaniel College. She holds LEED AP EB:O&M and WELL AP accreditation, as well as, the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential.