L. Charlie Oliver


Capital Projects, Legislation, Equity

L. Charlie Oliver, CEO and Chief Analyst for Green Building Worldwide, has surfaced as a strategic thinker and unique source of information on sustainable building, resilient infrastructure and equity.


Charlie founded Green Building Worldwide (GBW) in 2012 after years of experience in commercial real estate and fostering sector collaboration.  During a period of change and growth, and in highly competitive environment, GBW has emerged as a credible and unique voice.  Charlie is largely credited with being a catalyst for the creation of a cohesive, well functioning entity with rapport in local, state, national, and international markets. 


Green Building Worldwide (GBW) is a Strategic Research, Communications, and Legislative Consulting firm examining, communicating and recording the movement of government, the private sector and individual leaders in  delivering sustainable buildings and resilient infrastructure. While GBW does not serve as a methodology or building rating system, their forums and platforms have gained the momentum required to bring about the knowledge and collaboration needed to make lasting impact.


As an example of her leadership and coalition building, Charlie chaired the 148 member Economic Development Committee of the New York City Empowerment Zone  (EZ) during its Federal application process. The EZ was designated and led to over $225 million in direct investments, leveraged an additional $1 billion in investments and bond allocation of $57 million.


Prior to GBW and her real estate practice, MMRC, Charlie held executive positions with Ogilvy Mather, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Harlem Business Alliance.


Charlie is a frequent speaker and author of numerous papers on sustainable building, the green economy, the business of green building, and both New York State and New York City legislation focused on GHG emissions caused by its built environment.


Charlie graduated with honors from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Dual Concentration in Marketing and Business Law.  Charlie is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York . She attended New York University’s Continuing Studies division receiving certifications in Commercial Property Valuation and Commercial Lease Negotiations.


With GBW’s platforms in place, Charlie is looking forward to continuing to build rapport with its membership and diverse audiences.

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