Dave Pogue

Dave Pogue is the Chief Strategy Officer for RiverRock Real Estate Group, Inc., a West Coast-based commercial real estate service firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California. In his capacity, Dave is responsible for overseeing the firm’s sustainability and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) efforts.  Additionally, he works directly with the firm’s leadership team in identifying new opportunity for new lines of business development, geographic expansion and operational efficiencies. 

Dave’s high profile career has spanned 45 years and has included positions including the Global Director of Corporate Responsibility and Global Director of Sustainability for CBRE. In those roles, Dave was responsible for the development, implementation and reporting of all corporate social responsibility performance. 

His leadership produced an award-winning sustainability platform leveraging thought leadership, service delivery and industry associations to raise worldwide green building standards. Program achievements included development of a $1 million Real Green Research Challenge; delivery of co-branded BOMA BEEP training program to more than 30,000 attendees; and recognition as the first manager of commercial property to certify more than 1,000 buildings in the LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system. Dave is a highly visible member of the commercial real estate industry and holds the following affiliations and accreditations:

  • LEED AP®, U.S. Green Building Council®
  • BOMI Board of Trustees
  • GRESB Benchmark Advisory Committee
  • Building Owners and Managers Association/California, founding member, three term President
  • Building Owners and Managers Association/Silicon Valley, founding member and past President
  • DELOS™ Advisory Board, Member
  • 2030 Districts National Board Member
  • American Lung Association of California, Former Board Chair

Dave is a long term resident of Silicon Valley. He has been a frequent panelist, speaker and lecturer at academic and industry events. He has also led and participated in multiple sustainability and wellness research projects, partnering with Stanford, NYU, Harvard, University of San Diego and Maastricht University among others.