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Daniele Horton

  • AP-O&M Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
Los Angeles & San Diego, CA

Daniele Horton founded Verdani Partners in 2012, bringing over 16 years of
experience in sustainability, real estate, project management, and
architecture. She is currently leading a sustainability team that is managing
corporate sustainability efforts for Parkway Properties, a national Office
REIT, as their Head of Sustainability. Their largest project is a LEED EBOM
Volume Program for 30 Office Buildings.

A Harvard graduate with a degree in Sustainable Development, Horton was the
Head of Sustainability for the well-known real estate firm Thomas Properties
Group (TPG) for almost a decade until TPG merged with Parkway. She led the
LEED EBOM certification of TPG’s national portfolio of office buildings in
house (13 Million sq. ft.). Under her leadership, TPG was ranked as the
Highest Environmental Performer in the Americas (in the office category) by
the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) in 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Her past experience include working as a Project Manager for TPG's $259
Million dollar deep retrofit construction projects at City
National Plaza in downtown LA and several development projects. Prior to
joining TPG, Ms. Horton worked as an architect and planner in Brazil and the

Ms. Horton is a frequent lecturer and serves in leadership roles for multiple
committees and affiliated organizations. Ms. Horton holds a Master’s in
Sustainable Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in
Architecture & Urban Planning from Catholic University of Goias in Brazil.

Certified Energy Manager (CEM), 2012
LEED Accredited Professional (US Green Building Council), EB O+M 2003
Professional Designation in Construction Management, 2003
California Real Estate License, 2007
AIA, Architecture License in Progress (Passed 7 out of 8 exams)

GRESB, Benchmark Committee, 2014 - Present
Advisory Board, The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 2014 - Present
Co-Chair, SDGBC Existing Buildings Committee, 2013
Board Member, USGBC San Diego Chapter, 2013 – Present
Guest Adjunct Instructor, UCSD Center for Real Estate, 2013 - Present
Performance Committee, ULI Greenprint Foundation, 2012– Present
Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, The Real Estate Roundtable,
Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, Senator Kevin De Leon, 2011
Greenbuild Speaker, 2011 & 2013
Sustainability Committee, BOMA GLA, 2010 - Present
Industry Reviewer, USGBC’s Green Operations Guide, 2010
Board Member, USGBC Los Angeles Chapter, 2009-2012
Founder & Co-Chair, USGBC-LA Existing Buildings Committee, 2009 – Present
California Sustainability Alliance, Green Buildings Committee, 2007- Present
First Brazilian to pass the LEED AP exam, 2003