Mr. Winters is the Senior Fellow - Business Strategy and Finance at the US
Green Building Council where he utilizes his background in institutional real
estate finance to foster engagement and strengthen relationships with
investors and the broader capital markets.
He is a member USGBC’s technology development team for the Green Building
Information Gateway (GBIG.org), a global platform for green building insights
and innovation. GBIG refines competitive markets by increasing transparency
on key asset attributes and reducing capital market information asymmetry. He
works closely with the GRESB team to develop and implement strategies that
will further the impacts of sustainability-based best practices within the capital markets.
Winters helped support USGBC’s efforts with the National Academy of
Science's 2013 review of green building rating systems used by the U.S.
Department of Defense. The resultant report recommended DoD's continuing
their policy of certifying assets to the LEED rating system.
Mr. Winters has been a keynote speaker and/or panelist at industry events
across North America, served as a member of the District of Columbia
Mayor’s Green Building Task Force during the successful passage of the DC
Green Building Act, and is a current member of the DC Mayor's Green Ribbon
He earned his Masters in Real Estate Finance and Development from Harvard,
his MBA from SMU, and is an alumni of UW-Madison’s real estate program. He
is an adjunct professor at University of Maryland's Colvin Institute of Real
He was admitted to the Counselors of Real Estate in 2014.
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