Marnie Abramson, Principal and Founding Partner of NextGen LED

Ms. Abramson is a Principal and Founding Partner of NextGen LED, LLC ( a company dedicated to advancing market adaptation of ROI driven energy-savings solutions for real estate and other energy intensive industries through the sourcing and financing of LED products and other high return on investment energy conservation measures.

She is also a founding partner and former instructor at The Institute of Real Estate Executive Education (RE3 Institute), which is now a part of George Mason University’s School of Management Executive Education program. The RE3 Institute provides continuing education to real estate professionals by providing the same technical and analytical skills as those taught in leading graduate real estate programs but in a more focused and cost effective manner.

Prior to this, Ms. Abramson spent 10 years as a Principal and Director of Corporate Communications for The Tower Companies, a family-owned real estate development company committed to socially responsible, environmentally conscious buildings and communities. Her success in that role helped The Tower Companies become recognized as an international authority in the building industry.

In 2008 she was honored with the Washington Business Journal’s prestigious ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Award.

Ms. Abramson earned a Master’s of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University. In 2011, her Master’s thesis entitled Sustainability and Graduate Business Education: Best Efforts to Date and Curriculum Recommendations was selected for publication in the third edition of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate published by the University of San Diego Press.

Ms. Abramson also holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where she double-majored in Strategy and Management and Organization, and a BA in Communications from The American University in Washington, DC. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.