Instructor Bio

Dave Pogue is the Chief Strategy Officer for RiverRock Real Estate Group, Inc., a West Coast-based commercial real estate service firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California. In his capacity, Dave is responsible for overseeing the firm’s sustainability and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. Additionally, he works directly with the firm’s leadership team in identifying new opportunity for new lines of business development, geographic expansion and operational efficiencies.

Dave’s career has included industry trend setting positions including Global Director of Corporate Responsibility and Global Director of Sustainability for CBRE. His leadership produced an award-winning sustainability platform to raise worldwide green building standards. Program achievements included development of a $1 million Real Green Research Challenge and recognition as the first manager of commercial property to certify more than 1,000 buildings in the LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system.

Dave is a well-known member of the commercial real estate industry focused on greening the built environment to combat climate change and a long term resident of Silicon Valley. He has been a frequent panelist, speaker and lecturer at academic and industry events. He has also led and participated in multiple sustainability and wellness research projects, partnering with Stanford, NYU, Harvard, University of San Diego and Maastricht University among others.