ESG – Environmental Social & Governance

Our commitment to responsible business practices, team and community support and environmental stewardship has long been embedded in our business. Together with our values, we view ESG practices as core to delivering long-term growth, value creation and positive impact.

The consideration of these factors in our ESG strategy helps us succeed financially over the long-term. We also consider sustainability in terms of societal and environmental impact while recognizing that the term sustainability may be used in some cases to reference environmental sustainability. Ultimately, we believe that there are potential synergies between being financially sustainable and having positive societal and environmental impact, and achieving that synergy is central to our ESG program.

Pillars of Our ESG strategy

Invest in Our People
We invest in our people to create a diverse workforce that values our employees’ unique contributions, and we aim to maintain an inclusive environment in which all employees bring their whole selves to work.

Incorporate Sustainability into Our Products and Services
We help our clients make more sustainable and impactful decisions through our affordable housing solutions, opportunities for green buildings and other positive societal and environmental impacts.

Operate Responsibly
By governing our business in responsible ways, we build our clients’ confidence in our abilities to effectively act on their behalf and provide ethical and reliable services.

Care for the Environment
We strive to integrate environmentally friendly practices both throughout our operational footprint and across our property investments to collectively minimize our environmental negative impact.

Building Lasting Impact: Our Vision for Commercial Real Estate

The report details the progress we have made towards advancing our ESG initiatives. We believe our commitment to these strategic areas will create long-term value for our stakeholders and achieve sustainable business success.

Best Places to Work

Berkadia is committed to providing a safe workplace where our employees feel their contributions are valued, they are empowered to create positive impact, and can grow their careers. As a result, Berkadia was selected as one of GlobeSt.’s Best Places to Work in 2023.


What drew me to Berkadia were the people – the culture and the emphasis that is placed in that culture. It truly feels like a place that wants to build you up and help you succeed.

Eglae Recchia
Senior Vice President – Product

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When I think about what makes Berkadia so special, it is how consistently we think about others and their needs. Even when the markets get tough, places like the Disha-CHORD school and the work being done there, remind me of just how blessed I am.

Andy Coleman
Senior Managing Director and
Head of Hotels and Hospitality

There is no greater need in the marketplace, and no more important mission for our partners, than strengthening communities by creating affordable housing opportunities for families across the nation.

David Leopold
SVP – Head of Affordable Housing Berkadia

News and Insights

Access the latest thought leadership and news from Berkadia.

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Investing Where it Matters: Affordable ESG Investments

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ESG in the Built Environment: Its Fundamental Importance to the Real Estate Industry

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Green Investing: ESG Mindset Being Adopted by Investors



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