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Former UK Green Buildings Council head joins CBRE

13th September 2023

CBRE has hired former UK Green Buildings Council chief executive Julie Hirigoyen as special advisor to its ESG consultancy division. 

The broker said Hirigoyen would “bolster CBRE’s capacity to amplify the sustainability ambitions and performance of organisations investing in or occupying real estate”. She 

will focus on anticipating emerging trends and priorities for real estate owners, occupiers and investors.

Kaela Fenn-Smith, managing director, sustainability and ESG consultancy at CBRE, says: “Having pioneered sustainability in property and construction over the last 25 years, Julie brings a wealth of experience and rich diversity of thought to CBRE, enhancing our ability to advise clients on how to navigate future challenges and opportunities. She’s an inspiring advocate for sustainability and a leader with the ability to translate what’s coming into tangible actions for the here and now.”

CBRE’s UK ESG consultancy has more than 100 team members advising clients on how to deliver their ESG goals across real estate. 

Hirigoyen was CEO of the UK Green Buildings Council for eight years, leaving in July. Previously she was UK head of sustainability at JLL and also worked for consultancy Upstream. 

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