Meike joins EVORA at a hugely significant time as we continue with our international growth strategy, having recently opened offices in Frankfurt, Milan and India. This is another landmark appointment for EVORA and further underpins capabilities as we develop both depth of expertise and geographies for the real estate investment market. Meike brings with her a wealth of expertise, having spent a number of years in the US, UK and most recently in Germany. She has a strong technical background, which is critical for our end-to-end service offerings, and is an expert in building assessment and certification. As such she embodies EVORA’s holistic approach to long term value.
Meike will be responsible for introducing the EVORA suite of ESG services to the real estate sector in Germany and the wider DACH region, with a particular understanding and focus on the specific national and regional aspects as well client expectations.
The timing of the entry into the German market couldn’t be better; it coincides with the introduction of a number of game-changing developments in the real estate sector such as the adoption of the Taxonomy Regulation by the European Commission, the development of the EU’s Green Deal components and most recently the European commitment to speed up effort and to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 while still targeting climate neutrality by 2050.
‘Having worked in sustainable real estate consulting for over a decade, it seems to me that the time is finally ripe for big meaningful steps to a low carbon future and a sustainable and healthy built environment. Shaping this future takes a range of technical and economic expertise paired with passion and innovative tools which I am very happy to have found with the EVORA team. Auf geht’s!’Meike Borchers. Head of Germany
Also joining the German team is Melf Asmussen who will be leading our technical services and certifications work. While EVORA has deep expertise in ESG Strategies and GRESB reporting, the ability to drive these policies into the buildings themselves is a critical element in our approach. Melf has a Masters in Energy and Environmental Management as is perfectly placed to lead our technical teams in the DACH region.
“We are delighted to welcome Meike and Melf to the EVORA family at such a critical time for our market and the wider investment community. Public perception, investor expectations and regulatory disclosure requirements are combining to create a time of unprecedented change and the formal opening of our office in Germany allows us to support our existing and new German clients more fully in their transition to a low carbon economy. Only 10 years to meet a 60% reduction in emissions!”Philippa Gill , Director – Europe