Yesterday, Crain's reported that Al Gore's investment firm is on the hunt for office space in Manhattan. Of course, it's not a simple search:
Not surprisingly, there are some considerations that go beyond the rental rate. Generation Investment Management insists that the space must meet standards for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness set by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to Sally Wilson of CB Richard Ellis Inc. Hey, guess what big new office building is greener than a bucket a Kermit puke, looking for fresh blood and full of all those neighborhood-on-the-rebound PR bonus points that politicians love? Duh. And don't forget, his old boss is in the neighborhood, too. It's a match made in heaven, if Big Al can hold out until the thing gets built.
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