Environmental, Social & Governance Principles

ESG Overview

At Trademark, we honor the connection to communities and the environment, recognizing blessings and generously sharing resources with others. Trademark strives to be stewards of sustainability across the portfolio by collaborating with stakeholders at all levels.

Environmental Stewardship

Trademark works with industry-leading environmental consultancies to continuously monitor our portfolio’s sustainability KPIs, takes deliberate steps to reduce our impact on the environment, and participates in annual GRESB submissions to monitor progress. Trademark’s data-driven approach to portfolio benchmarking enables us to be better stewards for our stakeholders and take concrete steps to improve our portfolio’s longterm sustainability.

Social Equity

Socially diverse companies are proven to be more successful in decision making, capital stewardship and risk mitigation. Our corporate culture is one of caring about the communities in which we operate and serve.

We consider it our honor and obligation to enhance the customer experience and lifestyle by creating beautiful places for people to gather; curated to honor the way our customers live.

Trademark’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) committee is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Corporate Governance

Trademark’s governance framework is designed to ensure that corporate initiatives are effectively managed, that legal obligations are met and that the culture of personal and corporate integrity is achieved.

Partner Organization

Trademark is proud to partner and participate with organizations that promote corporate sustainability and prudent ESG principles. To learn more about Trademark’s involvement, send us a note in the contact form below.



#1For Retail in America

2020 GRESB Sector Leader

Trademark ranked first among its peer group for Real Estate Development for Retail in America, garnering an overall score of 77 and three Green Stars. Additionally, Trademark ranked second among its peer group for Real Estate Standing Investment for Retail in America, achieving an overall score of 83 and four Green Stars.


Portfolio Overview



of projects participate in sustainability benchmarking program


of portfolio GLA holds a Sustainable Building certification


total energy consumption saved


energy efficient LED lights installed

13,423Metric tons

of CO2 saved through energy efficient installations


of waste recycled

11Olympic Swimming Pools

3.5% decrease in water consumption equivalent to 11 Olympic swimming pools


19.8% decrease in GHG emissions, which is equivalent to 1,056 automobiles


Our People

  • Continue to offer two paid days off for every Trademark employee to volunteer in their community each year.
  • Increase employee volunteer hours each year with a goal of 10,000 hours per year by 2025.
  • Continue to offer monthly engagement initiatives via our Trademark University and Lunch & Learn webinar series to introduce relevant sustainability and portfolio topics to our employees.
  • Continue to offer an annual satisfaction survey to all employees with a goal of 100% participation by employees.
  • We have developed an Employee Engagement Committee who will develop actionable goals to increase employee engagement and satisfaction. By 2021, we will expand this committee to include representatives from our field offices.

Our Portfolio

We strive to make the planet a better place for all our stakeholders by responding to climate change and managing our impact to the environment.  Specifically, we will:

  • Improve GHG reduction by a minimum of 0.5% to 1.0% annually, for a total reduction of at least 5% by 2025.
    • Goal Progress: 3% reduction (2020)
  • Improve portfolio-wide energy efficiency by a minimum of 0.5% to 1.0% annually, for a total reduction of at least 5% by 2025.
    • Goal Progress: 3% reduction (2020)
  • Improve portfolio-wide water efficiency by a minimum of 0.5% to 1.0% annually, for a total reduction of at least 5% by 2025.
    • Goal Progress: 5% reduction (Goal Achieved 2020)
    • Revised 2021 Goal: Improve portfolio-wide water efficiency by a minimum of 3% annually, for a total reduction of at least 12% by 2025.
  • Investigate additional opportunities for renewable energy at select properties by 2025.
  • Investigate IREM certification at additional select properties by 2022.
  • We will endeavor to place resilience at the forefront of our strategy by continuing to offer emergency preparedness programs and guides at 100% of our properties.
    For properties most directly affected by climate change risk, we will investigate and implement portfolio management metrics to reduce risk from a weather-related standpoint.

Our Stakeholders

  • Increase Conscious Place elements at select properties, with robust offerings such as property Wi-Fi, custom music playlists, curated art offerings, creative seating and customer relaxation areas.
  • Expand Trademark’s Elevate program, which takes traditional customer service to a new level with six-star service, unique amenities, and customized experiences throughout our properties. Elevate is a personal ambassador, ready to help customers with complimentary services such as hands-free shopping, curbside pick-up and much, much more.
  • Add transparency to our sustainability efforts by delivering an annual sustainability report by 2023.

Our Community

  • Increase employee, community and client engagement in the Trademark Make A Difference Foundation, which raised $80,000 in 2019 for non-profit organizations in our community.
  • Continue to offer engaging, relevant community engagement activities at 100% of our properties.

Make a Difference Foundation

The Trademark Make a Difference Foundation (TMAD) encourages community service at all levels of the company and encourages its employees to get involved with charities that they are passionate about. To support this, Trademark’s employee volunteer program provides paid time to give back to the community.

Employees and properties are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve through volunteerism, Conscious Place initiatives, and partnering with community organizations to raise awareness and money.


Make a Difference Partners

Conscious Place Initiative

Conscious Place® is the next generation of experiential, Conscious Development® that folds together commerce, community and connection. We strive to create spaces that are inspirational, educational, sustainable and a place of wellness and vitality.

Waterside is Trademark’s first ground-up Conscious Place – a 63-acre mixed-use development and Fort Worth’s premier hybrid community and lifestyle center. Responding to feedback for local, artisan, and historic elements, we commissioned Texas artist, Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, to create public art made from repurposed amusement rides, playground equipment and art from the original site.

ESG Committee

Maranda Auzenne

SVP – Property Management

Soumi Biswas

Director – Asset Management

Hunter Boeken

Leasing Representative

Debra Brown

Senior Leasing Manager

Laura Hale

Director – Marketing

Kaylie Horner

Senior Director – Finance

Cassie King

Senior Director – Design & Placemaking

Clayton McDonald

Director – ESG & Sustainability

Steve Sumell

EVP – Portfolio

Philip Welch

VP – Construction & Development