Dennis Cruse, CFM, CEM, LEEP AP, CEP, CSDP, CEA
Energy & Sustainability Services
Dennis Cruse oversees BBG Assessment’s Energy & Sustainability Services Group, which provides real estate owners and operators strategic energy management and sustainability services. Mr. Cruse brings over 25 years of experience in facility, asset and energy management. He most recently served as Energy Manager and Principal at Commercial Property & Energy Services, LLC, where he focused on conducting energy auditing and benchmarking of multifamily properties to develop comprehensive energy strategies that create value for his clients. Services include the development and implementation of procurement plans, efficiency upgrades and sustainability projects. Mr. Cruse’s background and credentials meet the qualifications of the Freddie Mac Green Assessment program.
Mr. Cruse spent over 15 years at Crescent Real Estate and Cousins Properties as Energy Manager where he was responsible for all aspects of portfolio energy management for up to a 30 MM SF portfolio. He was responsible for all energy procurement, including RFPs in excess of 8 million MWhs of retail energy contracts, retail purchase of over 4 BCF of natural gas and management of regulatory energy tariffs for over 250,000MWH annually. He personally accomplished LEED-EB: O&M certification of 10 buildings and oversaw the certification of 14 additional buildings. He re-registered the 24 projects to lock in LEED rating system for re-certification. Mr. Cruse implemented real-time metering and sub-metering audit initiatives, reducing shrinkage via errors and oversights by 30%. He developed, authored and directed RFP specifications for energy reporting services including benchmarking, audits, bill pay, ENERGY STAR and GRESB data input. Additionally, Mr. Cruse served on the Real Estate, Risk Management and Training, Emergency Response Teams and was Business Owner of Crescent’s portfolio Sustainability Initiatives, Energy Procurement and Management and Enterprise Work Order and Preventive Maintenance System.
In his many roles in facility and asset management, and in his roll with BBG Assessment, Mr. Cruse has lengthy experience in requesting, reviewing and performing Property Condition Assessments for both equity and debt evaluations.