FOREWORD BY THE EUROPEAN CHAPTER PRESIDENT, ANDREW SMITH SIOR FRICS.
As COP27 has drawn to a close, SIOR Europe is keen to join the conversation about the focus that the summit brings on climate change impact to share commentary and advice from our members, all of whom support greater action in the race to net zero.
Our members have put climate change impact at the heart of their consultancy in response to the market and clients’ increasing ESG requirements and have embedded it into every stage of the property process.
As COP26 gets underway this weekend, bringing together parties from across the world for a climate summit that aims to ensure we secure global net zero by the middle of the century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, we here at SIOR Europe want to show our support. We will be sharing guidance about how real estate can make a positive, transformative contribution.
The European Chapter of the Society for Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR Europe) stands for excellence, best-in-class advice and outstanding results. It represents the top advisors in our industry, who drive multi-million pound/euro deals every day.
In response to the market and clients’ increasing ESG requirements, our members have put climate change impact at the heart of their consultancy and embedded it into every stage of the property process. So, we’ve gathered the very best of their guidance to share with investors, developers, occupiers and the wider industry.
Our Members’ View note will have two parts.
The first, being published on 1 November, will remind us of the scale of the challenge we face, the significance of real estate in any solution and show how SIOR Europe’s members are responding. It will provide useful, practical advice given by our members that show how they harness carbon neutral and climate positive action to add value.
The second, being published later the same week, will look across our membership, which spans Europe, and gather insight about what is happening across the continent and what we can learn from members in different countries and apply elsewhere.
After COP26, on 23rd November at 18:00 CET, we’re bringing together industry leaders for a webinar that will examine the outcomes of the summit and identify what we must do next. Panellists include GLP (a major logistics developer), a leading occupier, the International WELL Building Institute; and climate change and sustainability consultancy Ampersand Partners and CUBE, who will chair the event.
We want you to be part of this important discussion. Register your free place here.
Paul Danks, SIOR FRICS
President of the European Regional Chapter of SIOR