When Bob Mattler of Bloomfield Hills launched his real estate business, he wanted to create a company that would help property developers, real estate owners, property managers, building tenants and others involved in real estate understand the fundamental changes happening in the industry.
“Right now we’re at a point where the local governments and certain industries are getting tax incentives and other benefits for building, implementing and retrofitting energy efficiency and sustainability,” he said. “In the very near future, this type of building development and design will no longer be optional but a requirement.”
Green Agent Man, which began in 2008, is a commercial real estate brokerage that provides green real estate solutions that can help businesses retrofit their buildings to meet those prospective requirements. Mattler has created what he calls a “green dream team,” which assists with various projects.
“I help decision makers locate the building to retrofit or land to build upon and assist in locating the right professionals and trades to take the project from concept to completion,” he said when talking about how his business is “green.”
Most recently, Bob has joined forces with Jim Newman of Newman Consulting Group in order to help make building owners aware of actions to take to lower their energy costs on a monthly basis.
“From the simple replacement of light bulbs and turning off computers to replacing building systems and adding new green technologies, there are many ways for every building owner to lower energy use,” Mattler said.
Jennifer Griffin, Contributing Writer and Public Relations, GreeningDetroit.com
Jennifer is pursuing a degree in Journalism and English from Wayne State University, and she is also a Contributing Writer for The South End.