Head of Sustainability
Sara Neff is Head of Sustainability for Lendlease America, where she is helping the company meet its ambitious goal of achieving absolute zero carbon across every scope by 2040 while creating $250 million of social value by 2025. In 2022, under her leadership Lendlease earned the top residential score in the Americas on GRESB and multiple green leasing awards from the Institute for Market Transformation. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy, where she helped the company achieve carbon neutral operations in 2020.
She has been named a Los Angeles Woman of Influence by the Los Angeles Business Journal, a 40 under 40 awardee by the Urban Land Institute, a Los Angeles Power Woman in Real Estate by Bisnow, a Women in Sustainability Leader by Green Building & Design magazine, a Woman of Influence by GlobeSt Real Estate Forum, and was the recipient of NAREIT’s 2020 Leader in the Light Leadership Personified award, an award that recognizes achievement in sustainability.She holds a BS from Stanford and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
She is a LEED Fellow and holds a BS from Stanford and an MBA from Columbia Business School.