Greystar hires European sustainability director

Greystar Real Estate Partners has hired former JLL man, Philip Hirst, as its new director for sustainability. 

The real estate investment firm has a widespread portfolio including rental housing, logistics, and life sciences.

In a statement, the company said Hirst would be responsible for Greystar’s ‘sustainability agenda’, with a focus on asset and portfolio activities across Europe.

Working with Cope Willis, MD for Sustainability, he will report to Bella Peacock, MD, investment management and operations.

Greystar Europe oversees more than €11 bn AUM across seven countries, including student and multi-family.

Hirst has over 20 years’ experience creating, implementing, and communicating sustainability strategies across the UK, Europe, and Middle East and over a decade of experience in the real estate sector, leading a team within JLL’s Sustainability Consultancy.

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