|Date & Time:||May 15, 2014 7:45 am||Add to Calendar (.ics)|
|Venue:||Dentons UK and Middle East LLP|
Environmental performance and sustainability have taken centre stage in the property investment decision. Previously considered at best a secondary concern for investors, there is now hardly a major industry player that does not have an elaborate sustainability agenda in place if they haven’t gone ‘green’ entirely. The plethora of new eco-labels and eco-benchmarks introduced in recent years is testimony to this trend. At times, it may seem that the multitude of existing metrics obscures rather than illuminates the answers to the fundamental questions around green property investments. This breakfast event aims to tackle the tough questions asked by sceptics about the existence of green value from three different angles: the academic evidence, the industry experience and the perspective of a pre-eminent professional body.
Dr Franz Fuerst – CULS Reader in Housing and Real Estate Finance at the University of Cambridge, is also Director of Studies and Fellow Commoner at Trinity Hall. He is the principal author of several widely cited and award-winning green property pricing studies that were conducted in the commercial and residential markets of the UK, USA and several other countries.
Rebecca Pearce – Senior Director, EMEA Head of Sustainability, CBRE Ltd. Rebecca Pearce is responsible for driving CBRE’s sustainability agenda in the EMEA region. In addition to expanding client sustainability services and overseeing the reduction of CBRE’s corporate environmental footprint, Rebecca works internally to raise awareness of sustainability opportunities and innovations. She works closely with senior management and CBRE’s US and Asia Pacific sustainability teams to create a global best practice approach and industry leading research to promote sustainable property.
Ursula Hartenberger – Head of Sustainability, RICS. Ursula Hartenberger joined RICS in 2006 as Head of EU Policy & Public Affairs, leading the organisation’s strategy on energy efficiency, sustainable construction and urban development. In 2009, she took on the role of RICS Global Head of Sustainability and is responsible for coordinating the organisation’s strategic activities with regard to capacity building, communication, research and global engagement with decision makers and sectoral partners