Alberto Ballardini joins EVORA Global to lead business growth and delivery in Italy

EVORA Global is delighted to announce that Alberto Ballardini has joined the company as Associate Director, Italy. 

Alberto has joined EVORA at an exciting time.  Whilst recognising the challenges faced by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the EVORA Board is looking ahead. Our clients, both based directly in Italy and with pan European portfolios, require more support than ever to future proof their assets, address the climate crisis challenges and have a positive social impact on their communities.

Alberto brings over 13 years of sustainability and real estate experience to the business, he is a green building certification specialist with accreditations covering LEED, BREEAM and Wired Score.  With a deep understating of local market and practices, Alberto also has experience in providing GRESB support to Italian clients. He was instrumental in founding GBC Italia and used his long term vision and international network to support the accreditation of REbuild Italia as the leading innovation platform in the Italian real estate community.

Alberto will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering client sustainability programmes.  Alberto will also work with our specialist teams to roll out of Climate Resilience, Green Building Certification, Audit, Net Zero, Health and Wellbeing, Wired Score and Social Value services to our Italian client base.

Paul Sutcliffe, Director and Co-Founder comments,

“EVORA is delighted that Alberto has chosen to join us at this exciting time in our expansion of our business.  I have personally known Alberto for a number of years.  Alberto’s passion for sustainability and drive to deliver client value, coupled with his sense of adventure make for exciting times ahead in Italy.  I look forward to visiting (post lock-down and when safe to do so of course).”

Alberto Ballardini states,

“Having worked with founders, Chris, Ed and Paul and the wider team at EVORA for some time now, it felt like the right time for me to join.  The lockdown gave me the opportunity to realise that I could use my skills and the second half of my life to accelerate market transformation, slow-down or stop climate change and have a positive impact on my country.  Our corporate values of Respect, Inclusion, Collaboration, Innovation and Excellence are my values as well. I am excited to lead the local expansion of a company where talent and passion can flourish for a good cause!”

Sarah Ratcliffe joins EVORA Global as Non-Executive Director

We are delighted that Sarah has agreed to join our board as a Non-Executive Director. Sarah’s truly deep and rich experience within the commercial real estate sector over the past 20 years will provide hugely valuable insights as we continue to build our business.

In addition to her thought leadership on the critical role of real estate in delivering sustainability, Sarah’s testing of our strategy and operating models will help to inform the sustainable growth of the business and bring a fresh external perspective to our thinking and practice.

We can’t wait to get started.

“As climate change remains on the top of the agenda in the real estate sector, sustainability consultancies have a vital role to play in supporting and influencing the industry.  I’m delighted to be joining EVORA as a Non-Executive Director to help them navigate through these exciting times.”

Sarah Ratcliffe