GRESB/BREEAM Individual Leadership Award
As part of the BREEAM Awards 2020 we are recognising individuals who have demonstrated strong leadership and commitment in the field of sustainable development, and personally championed the cause of responsible real estate investment. The final winner in this category will be decided by a public vote. Find out about the candidates below. The winner will be announced live at the BREEAM Awards ceremony at the Hilton London Bankside Hotel on Monday the 2nd of March.
As Global Head of ESG, Sasha and CBRE Global Investors have partnered with BREEAM to deliver BREEAM In-Use certifications across its entire EMEA portfolio over a 5-year period. Sasha further exemplifies leadership by consistently increasing portfolio coverage of BREEAM certification across all EMEA CBRE Global Investors portfolios, with several portfolios having 85% certified floor area or higher.
Derk Welling, Senior Responsible Investment & Governance Specialist at APG Asset Management, has done an outstanding job of advocating for BREEAM certification across the globe. From an investor perspective,, Derk understands the value of BREEAM In-Use and verified sustainable performance of the underlying assets of APG investments. He consistently engages with various stakeholders involved in the certification process and sets an example for the investor approach to building certifications.
Etienne joined Invesco Real Estate (IRE) in February 2014 as Senior Director, Asset Management – Europe, overseeing a team of 30 dedicated real estate asset managers across eight locations in Europe. At IRE, Etienne is responsible for managing the activities of the asset management function and sustainability across its European business in order to maximise investment performance, efficiency and client service.
As the Sustainable Investing Manager for BlackRock Real Assets, Katherine has led the promotion of BREEAM certification across BlackRock’s global real estate strategies and helped pioneer BREEAM within the US and APAC markets. Katherine continues to champion the targeting and achievement of green building certifications across BlackRock’s global portfolios and has implemented processes to ensure their consideration within the formal due diligence for all new investments.