Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate, has established a solar power solutions team in its energy and sustainability services group.
The new team is led by industry veteran David Gralnik, who was recently hired as senior vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle's San Diego office. In addition to engineering and project management, Gralnik is also responsible for maximizing the solar optimization of clients' rooftops by leasing roof space and providing installation and ongoing management services for those sites.
‘As corporate and investor owners of multi-property portfolios become increasingly intrigued by solar power opportunities, we can help them design and implement cost-effective programs that further their sustainability goals,’ says Peter Belisle, president of energy and sustainability services at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas.
According to Jones Lang LaSalle, the team will assess portfolios to determine the potential for generating power for property occupants to use or to sell to local utilities; consider all cost/benefit factors, including taxes, incentives and financing options, as well as up-front costs and operational savings; negotiate contracts for building owners, including power purchase agreements with occupants and/or lease agreements with solar developers (including utilities); manage projects to ensure proper installation without disruption to tenants or employees; and conduct ongoing maintenance of solar arrays.
SOURCE: Jones Lang LaSalle