Greg Hale is Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor, State of New York, where he is working on the New York State Green Bank and various other clean energy finance and economic development initiatives.

Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Greg was the Director of Efficiency Finance at NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation, where he focused on developing the market for energy efficiency building retrofits in the commercial, multi-family and institutional property sectors. At NRDC, Greg worked closely with financial institutions, real estate owners and occupants, governmental entities, energy services and technology companies, and NGOs to: (i) make the retrofit business case clear to building owners and occupants; and (ii) develop, promote and scale various innovative financing mechanisms for the retrofit marketplace. Greg’s work also included an emphasis on energy efficiency leasing practices. Greg is a founding board member of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, and served on the steering committee of the PACENow Coalition.

Prior to NRDC, Greg spent 17 years in the real estate industry, first as a real estate lawyer at Skadden, Arps, et al., and then as co-owner and general counsel of Cirque Property L.C., a real estate investment company which acquired, financed, managed and sold a portfolio of properties throughout the western United States.

Greg is a graduate of Dartmouth College and The University of Michigan Law School.