Eric Tilden

Senior Director, ESG

Eric Tilden leads Elme Communities’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts throughout the company, focusing on initiatives such as greenhouse gas emissions reduction, climate risk, positive governance, social impact, human capital, and wellness. He spearheads the firms reporting, including GRESB, TCFD, and SASB, as well as manages overall ESG program development and implementation, working across stakeholders from the Board of Trustees to individual community teams.

Eric is a licensed Professional Engineer and has collaborated with project teams on a wide variety of
sustainability and energy projects across the building life cycle. Prior to joining WashREIT, Eric led
Cushman & Wakefield’s Energy & Sustainability Services team within the U.S. Investor Services sector, overseeing carbon reduction, energy efficiency, and ESG projects and initiatives across the continental US. Before focusing on ESG, Eric was a Civil Engineer in Napa Valley, working on many of the well-known wineries including Opus One, Stag’s Leap, and Silver Oak, the first winery in the world to pursue the Living Building Challenge.