Team Bios

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF VERDANI PARTNERS
LEED FELLO, LEED AP O+M, CEM, MDes, AIA

Daniele Horton brings over 20 years of experience in corporate sustainability, real estate and project management. Daniele’s expertise, dedication and passion are central to her leadership of the company. Daniele is an architect, LEED Fellow and a Certified Energy Manager. She is currently leading the Verdani team in sustainability efforts for 11 real estate firms with over 550 million square feet of diversified real estate across 4,250 properties representing over $275 Billion in AUM. Most of Verdani’s clients have ranked among the top ten on GRESB which reflects the success of their sustainability programs.

 

As the head of sustainability for Thomas Properties Group for almost a decade, Daniele led the LEED certification of TPG’s nationwide portfolio of office buildings in house and was ranked as the highest environmental performer on GRESB in the Americas in the Office category (2011, 2012 & 2013). With over 60 speaking engagements under her belt since 2008, and industry leadership with 14 organizations, Daniele was named one of the “Top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability” in 2014. Read More

 

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Daniele Horton
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LEED AP O+M, VICE PRESIDENT

Jessica brings 10 years  of experience providing comprehensive sustainability services that help companies and organizations understand, quantify, manage, and report their overall sustainability. Jessica is the strategic advisor to the president and various portfolio accounts that Verdani Partners serves.  Jessica oversees a team of passionate professionals to identify and develop corporate sustainability management programs effectively while developing tenant engagement programs, tailoring to the needs of each property to Verdani Partners’ clients.

Additionally, Jessica is the Director of Sustainability for CommonWealth Partners, a nationally recognized, high-rise class A office real estate portfolio. She maintains their sustainability performance by developing and implementing sustainability programs that add value to the business operations through energy efficiency programs, emission reduction, water conservation, waste reduction, and material purchasing management. She assists in achieving annual ENERGY STAR labels for each applicable property; LEED certifications; carbon management; CDP, CSR, GRI, and GRESB environmental performance reporting; annual sustainability reporting; newsletters; corporate employee and customer outreach; stakeholder engagement; and other sustainability practice programs. Most recently, from the programs she manages, the portfolio managed to achieve the 10-year, 20% energy & emission reduction target 3 years early.

Jessica is a LEED AP O+M and a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences at CSU Monterey Bay.

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Jessica Loeper
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DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY

MS, LEED AP BD+C

At Verdani, Shubha serves as Sustainability Director for Colony NorthStar Inc., the 5th largest global real estate investment manager with ~$58 Billion of assets. Before that, she was leading Verdani’s Technical Services team. Her background in Architecture and Master’s degree in Sustainability from Carnegie Mellon University, in addition to a decade of diverse experience, allows her to understand sustainability concepts from the designers’, consultants’, and owner’s perspective.


During her time at Adrian Smith Gordon Gill’s’ engineering firm in Chicago, she used energy modeling tools to improve building performance of several international sky-scrapers including Kingdom Tower (upcoming tallest building in the world). She was also the creator of the ‘Encompass tool’, an online calculator for the city of Chicago, that helps building owners and managers quickly evaluate major retrofit opportunities. Shubha then worked as an Energy Engineer at Goby, where she performed energy audits and provided LEED consultation for more than 10 million sq. ft. of commercial space. She has also been involved in several speaking engagements at local and international conferences and universities.


Looking forward, Shubha aims to expand Verdani’s business internationally to countries including India.

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Shubha Maheshwari
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DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY
LEED AP O&M, WELL AP, FITWEL AMBASSADOR

Kelly is the Director of Sustainability for Clarion Partners, manages and supports several client accounts including Jamestown, American Realty Advisors, and helps support over 2,600 properties with all aspects of corporate sustainability including branding, strategy, policy creation, stakeholder engagement, and reporting. Kelly also assists new clients with the onboarding process including Environmental Management System (EMS) creation, policy implementation, development of communications and branding materials and creation and implementation of stakeholder engagement strategies. She received her BA in Business Administration with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of San Diego and holds the LEED AP O+M, WELL AP and Fitwel Ambassador accreditations.

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Kelly Hagarty
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DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY
MSc, LEED AP O+M, FITWEL AMBASSADOR


Scott holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability from the University of Sydney. He brings international experience in improving sustainability performance of commercial office and hospitality buildings. Scott is passionate about the future of green buildings through smart building technology and big data. He is responsible for managing the sustainability programs for Verdani’s portfolios and support for Verdani’s strategy, policy creation, stakeholder engagement, and reporting. Additionally, Scott supports Verdani’s Business Development team, including sales, outreach, networking, and industry collaboration.

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Scott Lemoine
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6868 Embarcadero Lane

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