GRESB appoints new Head of Sustainability
Elsbeth Quispel joins GRESB from Jones Lang LaSalle, taking up the role of Head of Sustainability.
Elsbeth joined GRESB on Thursday 7 March, 2013. She will be responsible for developing and managing the content of the annual GRESB Survey and GRESB’s other products and services including its annual report and the publication of the annual Survey results to members, Survey respondents and GRESB’s partner industry associations. Elsbeth will also represent GRESB at events and will be responsible for the strategic development of GRESB’s benchmarking services.
“Elsbeth has extensive experience in the real estate sector and in sustainability, in particular in advising large institutional investors and managers regarding the practical implementation of sustainable practices” said Sander Paul van Tongeren, Executive Director at GRESB and Senior Sustainability Specialist at APG Asset Management. “We look forward to working with Elsbeth to continue GRESB’s development and to realize its ambition to become the global standard for portfolio level sustainability benchmarking in the real estate sector”.
Elsbeth joins GRESB from Jones Lang LaSalle, where she was Head of Sustainability and responsible for advising blue-chip investors, investment managers and tenants regarding a wide range of sustainability issues, including energy management and sustainability risk management. She has worked extensively on tenant engagement issues including the implementation of green leases.
GRESB in the press
REIT.com Commercial Real Estate Sustainability Progressing in the United StatesApril 2, 2013
Government Employees Pension Fund Endorses Sustainable Investment in the Property SectorMarch 26, 2013
REIT Magazine Weekly Report for Feb. 4, 2013February 7, 2013
NAREIT about the GRESB/Leader in the Light Award — item starts after 1min
U.S. Advisors, REITs, Embrace New Global BenchmarkJanuary 22, 2013
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Sander Paul van Tongeren, senior sustainability specialist for global real estate and infrastructure with APG Asset Management, joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWorld 2012: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
Responsible Property Investment: What the leaders are doingDecember 11, 2012
How investors are using the results of the GRESB Survey to engage with fund managers – Aviva Investors Global Real Estate Multi-Manager in the 2nd Report of the Property Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
Shop Talk – A Conversation With Nils KokDecember 5, 2012
The Institutional Real Estate Letter (North America) – October 2012
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PREA Quarterly - Q3 2012