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
2013 GRESB Survey Results Press CoverageNovember 28, 2013
You can view a selection of the articles here:
NAREIT Names 2013 Leader in the Light Award WinnersNovember 15, 2013
The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) today announced the winners of its annual Leader in the Light Awards, which honor NAREIT member companies that have demonstrated superior and sustained
energy use practices.
U.S. REITs Making Headway on SustainabilitySeptember 24, 2013
Nils Kok, co-founder and director with Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), joined REIT.com for a video interview at NAREIT’s headquarters in Washington.
Cultivating Green DataJuly 26, 2013
REIT Magazine July 2013. To access the article click here
Bringing Benchmarking to the C-SuiteJune 21, 2013
National Real Estate Investor, July 2013. To access the article click here
Benchmarking on trackJune 19, 2013
IP Real Estate Magazine May/June 2013. GRESB has launched its latest survey on sustainability performance in the real estate sector. Philippa Shire and Elsbeth Quispel explain.
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Green Leases Go MainstreamJune 10, 2013
Property EU Magazine, June 2013. GRESB’s Head of Sustainability Elsbeth Quispel contributes to an article about the implementation of green leases.
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REIT.com Commercial Real Estate Sustainability Progressing in the United StatesApril 2, 2013