As VP of ESG Issues for NAREIT, Ms. Kocak provides thought leadership, innovation, guidance and oversight, leading NAREIT’s efforts and programs tied to sustainability, inclusive of environmental, social and governance aspects within the REIT industry.
In her previous role with Clark Construction, Fulya developed the company's sustainability strategy, coordinated environmental responsibility efforts, and assisted building owners and developers meet their sustainability goals cost effectively. In addition, Fulya managed Clark's nationwide Sustainability Committee, developed continuing education curriculum for employees and building professionals and worked with operations staff to ensure all projects meet their sustainability goals.
Fulya is the recipient of 2016 “Member of the Year” award from USGBC National Capital Region Chapter, 2015 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award from Green Building & Design Magazine and 2014 Mayor's Sustainability Leadership Award for the District of Columbia. Fulya has been named a LEED Fellow in 2014 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Fulya served as the Chairwoman of the board at the USGBC National Capital Region Chapter. As a voting member of the DCRA Green Technical Advisory Group, she has been influential in developing the District of Columbia's first green building codes. Fulya also served as a member of the USGBC's Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group's LEED Committee and currently serves under ASHRAE committee for 189.1 Committee for Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Fulya was recently appointed as the chair of Maryland Green Building Council by Governor Hogan.
Fulya is the author of LEED AP, BD+C (v4) Exam Preparation Guide.