Alex Pollard


Alex is an experienced program manager with over 20 years of experience in the real estate development and energy fields. He was the commercial and industrial programs manager at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) for six years where he was the state representative who oversaw $2+ billion of dollars of utility program spending that resulted in $9+ billion in program benefits to citizens of Massachusetts. During this time he led employee and consultant teams on projects of varying sizes including $5+ million of grant programs that consisted of construction of commercial and multi-family passive house and zero energy buildings. He was one of the leads on a commercial and multifamily building financing program for energy improvements called Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). Also during this time he contributed to the first in the world regulations and guidance regarding the energy use of cannabis operations.

Alex earned a Master of Real Estate development from Arizona State University in 2008 which led to him working for five years in construction management. Earlier in his career he worked with developers on controversial projects and helped them obtain public permits.

He has held a LEED AP BD+C since 2008, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since 2013. He was a co-chair of the Sustainability Council of Urban Land Institute in Boston where he contributed to the publication Urban Implications of Living with Water which explored topics around sea level rise and its impact on Boston real estate.