CBRE Investment Management has appointed Chris Burgess as ESG lead for indirect real estate.
The appointment is part of CBRE IM’s sustainability vision, which focuses on bringing positive change across the firm’s global indirect investments.
Burgess joins from ESG consultancy Evora Global, where he developed ESG strategies for international real estate investment companies.
Since 2007 he has spent his career in the sustainability space, including working on development practices across major infrastructure and real estate construction projects for engineering consultancy Arup.
Based in London, Burgess will interact with CBRE IM’s clients to communicate the firms’ sustainability practices, initiatives and performance information.
He will also drive sustainability best practice throughout the real estate investment life cycle by working closely with CBRE IM’s investment management teams and managers of its indirect portfolio.
Helen Gurfel, head of sustainability & innovation at CBRE IM, commented: 'Chris brings valuable experience as we continue to integrate and deliver our Sustainability strategy across our indirect investments.
'From monitoring and evaluating our performance against tough environmental objectives to completing Sustainability projects, he will work with colleagues across the entire business as we look to fulfil our goals.'
CBRE IM Indirect Private Real Estate (CBRE IM Indirect) is the regulated entity within CBRE Investment Management that manages indirect real estate strategies with operating partners via funds, co-investments, recapitalisations and joint ventures.
Clients invest via separate accounts, many of which have a global remit, and pooled funds.