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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: John An 2013


  • Title: Senior director
  • Company: Code Green Solutions
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Education: Doctorate in Building Science, Harvard University

First job outside of real estate: Museum exhibition planning consultant for “The Worlds of Nam June Paik” at the Guggenheim

First job in real estate or allied field: Designer/technician at Gruzen Samton

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Code Green Solutions develops innovative solutions that help building owners reduce energy and resource consumption, reach overall environmental sustainability goals, and save money in the process. We’ve greened over 200 million s/f of property, audited and retro-commissioned over 50 million s/f, and managed the LEED certification of over 30 million s/f. We are looking to develop an implementation arm to enable clients to quickly and easily realize the potential energy and cost savings.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Tinker with do-it-yourself projects around the house, and keep up with my toddlers, follow college hockey.

Favorite book or author: “The Jungle”

Favorite movie: “Life is Beautiful”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? GangNam Style (Guilty pleasure, I couldn’t resist.)

One word to describe your work environment: Dynamic

Rules to live by in business: Celebrate your successes. Own and learn from your mistakes.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Steve Jobs, Becco

What is your dream job? Research renewable energy solutions for the Hawai’i Clean Energy Initiative