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5 Key Trends Changing Utility Management

Join multifamily sustainability expert Mary Nitschke, along with ESG tech expert and Measurabl CEO Matt Ellis, for a lively discussion of the 5 most important trends that are changing how we are executing, improving and finding value in utility management for rental housing.

Owners, operators and investors across the country are watching the increasingly complex utility market and shifting industry factors to identify new opportunities and update their strategies for improving NOI, meeting sustainability goals and creating lasting value.

Flexibility is a superpower now: Rental housing is responding to ongoing changes in the landscape of a strengthening economy, hybrid work environments and evolving renter demands ― and facing challenges in operator cost control, energy resource gaps, climate-positive pressures and investor expectations.

Find out which trends will drive the innovations, tools and processes we rely on and how policy, partnerships and compliance influences may impact multifamily utility management operations and portfolio performance. And get a peek into some exciting possibilities emerging from the new strategic partnership between RealPage® and Measurabl.

Mary and Matt will share their experienced observations and expertise to help you identify the opportunities for managing expense, risk, and recovery ― and gain the competitive edge to deliver peak property performance, more sustainable operations and more robust portfolio value.

Matt Ellis

Founder & CEO, Measurabl

Matt Ellis is the Founder and CEO of Measurabl, the world’s most widely adopted ESG software for commercial real estate. Over 11B square feet of real estate valued in excess of USD $2T across more than 80 countries measures, manages and discloses ESG performance using Measurabl, resulting in superior returns for investors and a more sustainable-built world for all.

Before Measurabl, Matt spent five years with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company, where he led its Sustainability Practice Group, implemented the company’s industry-first global carbon neutrality program, and served as the first Director of Sustainability Solutions and youngest member of its Global Sustainability Advisory Committee.

Matt has expertise in ESG, institutional and corporate real estate, green building and proptech. He is an Aspen Institute Fellow, New Leaders Council Fellow, a 2017 Real Estate Forum “Top 50” real estate executive, and a 2020 “40 under 40” alumnus of UC San Diego.

His professional certifications include LEED AP, Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM), Certified Business Energy Manager (BEP), and Broker, California Department of Real Estate. Matt also holds a Professional Certificate in Corporate Sustainability & Innovation from Harvard  University Extension, as well as an MS in Business Administration from San Diego State University and a BA in Economics from University of California, San Diego.


Mary Nitschke

Vice President, Sustainability, RealPage, Inc.

Mary Nitschke joined RealPage as Vice President of Sustainability in 2019. Previously she was the Director of Ancillary Services for the award-winning Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc, where she had the privilege of managing both the resident costs and expense sides of the utility wheelhouse.

Mary is passionate about utilities, and should perhaps switch to decaf. She was the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley.

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