Location Boston
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive Base + Bonus
Reference 19658
Category USA

Location: Boston, Dallas or Atlanta, Preferred (Office Environment)

GID is a privately held and vertically integrated real estate company that develops, owns, and operates a portfolio of multifamily, industrial, and mixed-use developments. With corporate offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco, GID is an experienced real estate private equity investor and manager supported by an integrated operating platform and has 60+ years of experience across multiple asset classes.

During its 60+ year history, GID has developed, managed, or acquired over 92,000 residential units and 32.5 million square feet of commercial space in twenty-four states. The current portfolio includes over 43,000 residential units, 1 million square feet of retail and office space, and 18.8 million square feet of industrial space.

Role Description

Reporting to the VP, Head of ESG, the ESG Director or Senior Manager will support the development of GID's ESG vision, strategy and goals in coordination with senior management for the advancement of the company's ESG corporate programs. The essential functions of this role are ESG vendor and project management, ESG reporting, Green Building certifications, and ESG communications & engagement.


  • Develop and maintain an ESG project management framework to manage and measure the delivery of cross-functional, organization-wide projects and initiatives in support of the company's ESG objectives.

  • Coordinate with GID's ESG consultants to compose the annual GRESB submission, ULI Greenprint submission and develop GID's ESG Annual Report.

  • Assume responsibility for projects, tasks and operational support.

  • Work with relevant partners (both internal and external) to accelerate the achievement of the company's ESG objectives.

  • Evaluate opportunities for external recognition for our ESG practices and manage the application and process for awards and certification programs.

  • Assist senior leaders of the Portfolio Management, Asset Management and Windsor groups in designing sustainable strategies to meet investment partner objectives.

  • Participate in industry associations to promote best practices.

  • Create leadership dashboards and reporting cadence to track performance.

  • This job has no employee direct reports and works in collaboration with other ESG teammates, led by the VP, Head of ESG.


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience with similar job skills.

  • Experience with top ESG Reporting Frameworks and Standards, including GRESB, TCFD, SFDR etc.

  • Experience with reporting platforms and tools, including ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

  • Familiarity with Green Building Certifications including LEED, ENERGY STAR, Fitwel, WELL, etc.

  • Project management experience.

  • Awareness and the ability to articulate the benefits of a strong ESG program.

  • Ability to communicate in an articulate, concise, and persuasive manner with all levels of business.

  • Excellent networking and presentation skills, strong ability to write and edit, with strong analytical skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Power BI and Outlook.

  • Bachelor's Degree, with a major in Environmental Science, Architecture, Engineering, Energy Management, Real Estate, Sustainability, or related field and/or years of experience.

  • Approximate travel is quarterly within the US.


  • The base compensation range for this role is highly competitive with an annual performance bonus.

  • GID considers a range of factors, including education and experience, when determining compensation.

  • This position is eligible for benefits.

Pre-Employment Process

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities in the application and hiring process and to perform essential job functions.

  • Drug testing and background checks are pre-employment requirements.

Diversity Statement

Acre is retained by GID to recruit for this role. Acre is a global sustainability specialist search firm focused on securing the world's best sustainability leaders and their teams for mission-driven organizations from our offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

Acre is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lawful alien status, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone based on a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where teams excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance. The more inclusive we are, the more inclusive our clients are, and the better all our work will be.

Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they fit every function of the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background for the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable candidates with disabilities in the application and hiring process.