EVORA Global
Professional real estate sustainability consultancy

EVORA Global is a professional real estate sustainability consultancy. Since our inception, nine years ago we have grown from three founding partners to a team of over 60 passionate and empowered professionals, with common values to support one another as a cohesive team which enables us to provide the best possible solutions and services to our clients.

Through a clear focused approach, we are able to provide an end to end, full service sustainability offering to the real estate sector encompassing strategy, data management and reporting and building optimisation through a unique combination of resource expertise and our own proprietary software, SIERA.

We have worked with many real estate organisations over the past nine years mobilising and managing sustainability data for approximately 6000 assets across 38 countries. We work with many European companies, with business fluency in 5 European languages and offices in Germany and Italy, further extending our European reach and capability.

2011

founding year

150+

years collective experience

4

offices across Europe

70

passionate individuals

Our Vision

To accelerate the evolution and adoption of real estate sustainability to enhance the wellbeing of the planet and its people.

Our Mission

To make buildings productive, profitable, and resilient to change.

Our Values

We treat others as we wish to be treated. With a culture of mutual respect for all, our employees come together as one team, meaning innovation and positive change can happen.

Everyone at EVORA has a voice. We promote participation throughout all levels of the business; something that is easily achievable thanks to our culture of openness, honesty, and transparency.

We don’t just work for our clients, we work with them. Our collaborative approach is one reason why we’re the trusted sustainability advisor to many of Europe’s largest investment funds.

We foster creative thought within our team to provide innovative solutions to our clients. Combined with our values of Collaboration, Respect and Inclusion, creativity flourishes.

From our shortest blog post to our biggest client project, we endeavour to make sure that everything we do goes above and beyond expectations. We aim to be remarkable. We strive for excellence.

Our Story

A few key milestones in our company history.

June 2010

After identifying a great opportunity to deliver a better level of sustainability consultancy to commercial real estate firms, Chris Bennett, Paul Sutcliffe, and Ed Gabbitas make the decision to leave DTZ and start their own business.

May 2011

Sustainable Commercial Solutions (SCS) is launched!

June 2011

We are appointed on our first Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) instruction by one of our large clients. We would go on to reduce portfolio energy usage by 14% and by doing so, we removed the portfolio from Phase 2 of the CRC, saving the fund an estimated £650,000 over five years.

August 2011

We become a member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).

January 2012

Following our successful development of a programme in the UK, we are appointed by Aviva Investors Europe to develop and implement a sustainability programme in Europe.

February 2012

Our sustainability management software, Sustainable Data Solutions (SDS), the precursor to SIERA, is launched.

May 2014

We are appointed as principal sustainability consultants to Schroder Real Estate Investment Management.

September 2014

We rebrand SDS and it becomes SIERA, standing for Sustainability Intelligence Environmental Reporting & Analysis.

January

We are appointed by Deutsche Asset Management to be its European ESG consultants.

October

Standard Life Investments appoints us as its M&E consultancy.

September

We win a Reward And Recognition Award (a RARA!) for our sustainability support work for our client, Liverpool ONE. Rachael goes to a fancy do to receive our award.

October

We undergo a complete rebrand and emerge as EVORA! Leading the sustainable revolution with a business-driven evolution.

November

We co-host the 7th Annual 40% Symposium in Berlin. Over 60 senior real estate and sustainability professionals from seven countries attend.

November

We host an event for over 50 firms titled “How Can GRESB Help to Deliver Fund Performance?”. Sander Paul van Tongeren of GRESB sits on the panel and answers delegate questions about the future of the survey.

January

EVORA EDGE, our new technical engineering division, is launched!

April

We co-host the Healthy Buildings Conference with BRE. Over 100 attendees meet to learn and share best practices about health and wellbeing in the built environment.

July

We launch BIM:SAM™ – Building Information Modelling for Strategic Asset Management. It is our revolutionary approach to optimising and future-proofing buildings in a digital age.

October

We sponsor The Crowd’s X Energy 2017 as the Building Optimisation Partner. We release our BIM:SAM™ video and discuss optimising buildings through disruptive tech with over 160 senior energy, property, and sustainability professionals.

February

We host a sold out event ‘Real Estate Sustainability: Planning for 2018 & Beyond’. Over 100 attendees meet to learn and share with industry experts from EVORA, GRESB, L&GIM and Deutsche Asset Management.

EVORA Global header Transparency and the business case for ESG

September

EVORA supports Hines to achieve GRESB Sector Leader status and top global ranking in Health, Wellbeing and Resilience

October

EVORA is shortlisted for three EDIE awards: Consultancy of the Year; Energy Efficiency (with Schroders); and Energy Management Leader of the Year

EVORA Global Edie Awards

November

We host a packed out event ‘Incorporating Health, Wellbeing and Resilience into your Fund Strategy’ in our new office space.

EVORA Event image Incorporating Health Wellbeing and Resilience into your fund strategy