Property Forum’s next free-to-attend virtual event will focus on sustainability in real estate. Environmental, social and governance factors, alongside financial factors, are playing an increasingly important role in the investment decision-making process for many companies. Leading international experts will come together at our European ESG Forum to discuss sustainable real estate strategies for the future and to provide a deeper insight by going beyond the buzzwords.
This online event offers all the important features of our offline events: unique networking opportunities with the leading decision-makers of the European property industry and cutting edge professional program with inspiring speakers– all in the comfort and safety of your home. Attendees can watch all speeches and discussions, comment and ask questions, initiate private chat and private video meetings with online attendees and try our virtual speed networking.
Attending this online event is free of charge but registration is mandatory.
The event will start with three opening speeches by renowned experts focusing on sustainability, technology and the impacts of climate change:
Agustin Garcia del Castillo Calvo
Agustin Garcia del Castillo is Sustainability Officer for Siemens Smart Infrastructure. He is also part of the Siemens Business Development team, focused on real estate customers. Before joining Siemens, Agustin had different positions in acquisitions and project development in private equity real estate firms and real estate funds, with projects and portfolio in Europe, South America and Africa. Agustin also had experience in real estate consulting as a Project Manager at CBRE. More »
Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Practice Leader Sustainability
Dr Paul Toyne leads the global architecture and design practice Grimshaw on sustainability, overseeing their goals of net-zero carbon ready designs by 2025 and truly sustainable and regenerative designs by 2030. Paul has a diverse background having worked all over the world as an environmental campaigner, conservationist - with WWF - and sustainable built environment specialist. Within property and construction, he has held Group Sustainability and Environment Director roles at WSP and Balfour Beatty, and Group Head of Environment and Sustainability at Bovis Lendlease. Paul’s project experience covers all elements of the built environment, from flagship buildings/developments to infrastructure. He is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner appointed by Mayor Boris Johnson in 2010. Paul has helped shape London’s route map for a circular economy. He is chair of the Commission’s working group on reporting for the capital on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. He has a PhD from Imperial College, is a Fellow of IEMA, and has a butterfly he discovered in Ecuador named after him. More »
Executive Director and Global Head of Real Estate Solutions Research
Will Robson is Executive Director and Global Head of Real Estate Solutions Research at MSCI. He is responsible for the direction and delivery of MSCI’s applied real estate research agenda which seeks to help clients understand their real estate portfolios and the markets in which they compete. The research leverages the unparalleled breadth and depth of MSCI’s private real estate data by combining it with the firm’s powerful analytical tools helping clients tackle their everyday investment problems. Prior to MSCI, Will spent close to five years at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as a senior, founding member of the real estate research team, helping to build that function by building tools and analytical frameworks to aid and enhance the real estate investment process. Will also worked as a research analyst at M&G Real Estate during which time he became responsible for the firm’s property derivatives activities and also become heavily involved in developing an approach to cash flow simulation risk modelling. Will began his career as an Economist with the Royal Mail and holds both an MSc and BA in Economics from the University of York and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne respectively. More »
Our panel discussion will focus on responsible real estate strategies with developers, investors and advisors discussing ESG beyond the buzzwords:
Hajo Engelke is the Managing Director of Zürich-based Westbridge Advisory International AG. The company is supporting institutional real estate investors in optimizing the operating expenses of their European assets with a focus on energy procurement, capturing relevant data to identify the annual electricity and natural gas consumption and corresponding carbon footprint for ESG-reporting. More »
Westbridge Advisory International
Director of Property and Tourism
Vlaho is Director of the Property and Tourism Team at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where he has been working for the past 10 years. He is a seasoned banker and a real estate executive with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Before joining EBRD, Vlaho worked as Development Director with the TriGranit Development Corporation, the biggest real estate developer in Central and Eastern Europe. He started his career in investment banking with BNP Paribas in London. Vlaho holds an MBA from Imperial College, University of London, and executive education from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. EBRD operates in 38 economies in Central and Eastern Europe and North Africa and has invested over €125 billion in more than 5000 projects up to date. More »
Senior Manager - Sustainability & Strategic Regulatory Services
Astrid Offenhammer is a Senior Manager in the Sustainability & Strategic Regulatory Services team at PwC Switzerland. Given her interdisciplinary background in Management and Law, she advises clients on the strategic implementation of different ESG-related regulations and on the development of corresponding Governance, Risk and Compliance frameworks. More »
Strategic Partnership and Sustainability Associate Director
Joanna Plaisant joined Arcadis Poland in December 2020, taking the position of Strategic Partnership & Sustainability Associate Director, ESG Lead. Joanna is a lawyer and mediator with 14 years of international experience, gained in organizations related to the real estate market and franchise companies. Joanna focuses on the development of activities in Arcadis Poland towards B2B and cooperation with foreign investors and entities from the public sphere. She is also involved in the creation and promotion of the Arcadis portfolio of services in the field of sustainable development. More »
Adam Targowski holds the position of Environmental Director in the office development part of Skanska operating in Central and Eastern Europe. Adam team is responsible for setting up project ambition and KPIs in the field of sustainability as well as certification processes. Recently, the team is focused on ESG and achieving climate neutrality of Skanska by 2045. Adam Targowski joined Skanska as Project Leader. His experience is related to cooperation with Go4Energy providing consulting and training in the field of sustainable development, energy efficiency, responsible use of resources and multicriteria certification. In January 2016 Adam took over the role of Sustainable Development Manager and in 2021 Environmental Director in Skanska Commercial Development Europe. Adam is involved in many organizations promoting sustainable development in the CEE region: RICS, Urban Land Institute and Polish Green Building Council where he serves as Advisory Board Member. More »
Skanska’s commercial development business unit in CEE
Head of Design and Development
Martin serves as Head of Design and Development. He has over eight years of experience working on large-scale projects, including the tallest building in Europe—the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg. Among his responsibilities, Martin is in charge of improving CTP building’s technology standards, smartness, sustainability and more. One of the recent projects is CTP’s portfolio-wide BREEAM certification supporting CTP’s leading position in CEE. More »
More information and registration is available on our website.