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Robert Sahadi

Robert Sahadi leads the Institute for Market Transformation's work to develop and expand energy efficiency financing solutions for homes and commercial buildings. This includes legislative initiatives such as the SAVE Act, a proposal co-developed by IMT to factor energy cost savings into residential underwriting standards and home appraisal practices.

Sahadi was previously managing principal of GreenSpace Investment, a green residential financial advisory service. He has held senior positions at Fannie Mae, where he was vice president of product development and vice president of mortgage-backed securities. While at Fannie Mae, Bob oversaw the development of the corporation's energy-efficient mortgages and green innovations, including Smart Commute for location efficiency, HomeStyle for renovation lending, and a patented protocol to measure residential energy efficiency. He also managed the Home Counselor Online business platform, which served more than 2,000 housing counseling agencies nationwide.

Sahadi has held multiple positions in the federal government, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the Executive Office of the President, and at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, where he was chief economist.


Robert Sahadi's Posts

Vision 2020: A Sustainable Future Requires Key Financial Building Blocks Vision 2020: A Sustainable Future Requires Key Financial Building Blocks

We need to build a broad financial platform for the rapid adoption of energy efficiency and other green home attributes. Read more

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VIDEO: Will Green Become the New Granite by 2020? VIDEO: Will Green Become the New Granite by 2020?

High-performance housing stands to gain ground if a number of financing and valuation tools are put in place to better recognize efficiency efforts, says Robert Sahadi of the Institute for Market Transformations Read more

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Tools to Get a Better Mortgage or Appraisal Tools to Get a Better Mortgage or Appraisal

In the second of a series of webinars under our Vision 2020 program, we take a look at key obstacles and opportunities, such as the SAVE Act and green appraisal tools, in financing for high-performance homes. Read more

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Energy-Related Mortgage Innovations To Come Within a Year? Energy-Related Mortgage Innovations To Come Within a Year?

Three recent studies address energy efficiency and home ownership bode well for significant changes to the way buyers finance home purchases. Read more

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Think Long-Term for Lasting Change Think Long-Term for Lasting Change

Vision 2020 chair Robert Sahadi explains how we’re in a paradigm shift regarding energy efficiency and how long-term strategies will move the market toward full valuation of these efforts. Read more

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