Eleni Reed is Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability for Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Eleni has been driving environmental sustainability, health, and social impact outcomes from strategy to execution across real estate portfolios in both the private and public sectors for nearly 20 years. Since joining Alexandria in January 2021, she has been advancing the company’s sustainability strategy around climate readiness, healthy buildings, and ESG more broadly, working in collaboration with corporate functions and regional markets.
Before joining Alexandria, Eleni was Head of Sustainability/Americas at Lendlease, where she led the strategic implementation of the firm’s corporate sustainability framework and targets across construction, development, and investment management platforms. In this role, she also spearheaded social impact initiatives including workforce development and suicide prevention in the construction industry.
Eleni also served as Chief Greening Officer at the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Public Buildings Service, where she led the integration of sustainability practices in real estate operations to create healthy, productive and environmentally high-performing workplaces across GSA’s portfolio. During her tenure with the agency, she stood up GSA’s Green Proving Ground, a program that tests cutting-edge sustainable building technologies and provides recommendations on their deployment. Past positions have included leading sustainability programs at Cushman & Wakefield and the Mayor’s Office of New York City.