Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH12735_1616171062

An established real estate investor has retained Acre to appoint an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager, a newly created position. Our client has circa 200 real estate assets across a mix of uses, and all based in the UK, and investing on behalf of international clients spanning institutional investors through to charity clients.

This is a compelling ESG Manager position as the role builds on the firm's innovative approach to sustainability which starts from the outset of investment thinking, for example in considering how real estate assets are positioned in relation to topics such as social change, well-being and climate change.

The ESG Manager will enjoy a strategically important and hands-on position, which builds on the firm's long-standing commitment to being a responsible investor. This will involve support the creation of ESG value and minimise ESG risk at the various stages of the investment lifecycle.

Responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the ESG strategy at asset and portfolio level across types of real estate including residential, office, retail, logistics and light industrial

  • Providing technical ESG expertise to operational real estate teams and working with property service providers to enhance sustainability performance

  • Develop strategies that link ESG related KPI optimisation to business opportunities/return

  • Monitor and enhance reporting initiatives on KPIS such as energy, waste, GHG, social impact

  • Together with the marketing and sales colleagues, enhance and produce yearly reporting on sustainable development and social impact performance for clients and to meet regulatory requirements such as the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

  • Opportunity to contribute to investor meetings as the ESG specialist

  • Keep abreast of local regulations and public developments in ESG and sustainable finance policy

  • Represent the firm when participating in events and conferences related to ESG and sustainable investment.

The successful candidate will have a commercial approach to ESG and have the desire to contribute to an entrepreneurial and meritocratic company culture with ambitious growth plans.

Experience and competencies sought:

  • Relevant work experience in the field of sustainability in a real estate company, a real estate asset manager or in the operations and maintenance of properties

  • Proficiency with statistical tools and database management

  • Ability to communicate and cooperate across teams and divisions and with an array of external stakeholders

This is a great opportunity to grow and develop this ESG Manager position over time in a firm offering a supportive, innovative and inclusive culture. If you would like to find out more about the role, please get in touch with Samantha Rogers via samantha.rogers@acre.com.