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Leading the Sustainable Revolution with a Business-Driven Evolution
Sustainable Commercial Solutions rebrands as EVORA
The last five years have been a whirlwind.
Driven by a desire to show that sustainability is a professional service in its own right, and convinced by the value it can deliver to the commercial real estate sector, Paul Sutcliffe, Ed Gabbitas and I launched Sustainable Commercial Solutions back in early 2011.
We haven’t looked back – not that we’ve had any time to!
Since those early days, we:
- have expanded to a team of 15 (and will soon be 18)
- are delivering a full scope of sustainability services to major investors across Europe
- have developed a unique sustainability software system, SIERA, specifically for the property sector, which is taking the market by storm
- are redefining M&E consultancy with a unique energy-focused offering delivering resource efficiency to major funds
- have become a GRESB Premier Partner and supported our clients on 41 submissions this year alone, with SIERA delivering immense efficiency and automation
So we’ve been pretty busy!
Driven by Our Values
From our humble beginnings we have held firm to our core values of professionalism, honesty and integrity, with an absolute commitment to deliver the very highest quality of service to our clients in all that we do. I am sure many may say similar things, but we truly live and breathe this with a passion and the trusted long-term relationships we have built up with all our clients are testament to this.
Over the years, our focus has been to passionately develop our advisory services and technology platforms to deliver leading-edge solutions that focus as much on good business sense and a return on investment as delivering on the green agenda. This practical approach has been extremely well received by our clients.
Increasing Our Market Presence
More recently, we have recognised the importance of promoting all that we do. In May this year we brought in Russ Avery, a very talented marketing professional, as our Marketing Director. Since then, there is no doubt our profile has gone through an amazing trajectory but whilst still standing firm to our true values. Numerous thought leadership pieces and important forthcoming events, with collaboration from industry leaders, are enabling us to share our experience and knowledge to a far greater audience; this is really exciting, especially as we see how quickly sustainability is transforming this industry.
But let’s get back to the really exciting news… Sustainable Commercial Solutions is no longer – we are now EVORA.
“Sustainable Commercial Solutions had always been focused on helping its clients to reap the business rewards of sustainability. But its branding was not reflective of that.
I identified an opportunity for us to own a brand that reflected not only the professional side of sustainability, but also our deep expertise in commercial real estate. To do that, we had to move away from the overused nature-based branding that is typical of the ‘green’ sector, and move more into the professional services realm.
The elegant EVORA logo evokes the visual metaphor of a floorplan and conveys our professional, strategic and planned approach to what can often feel like a minefield to our clients.”
EVORA, although not an acronym, emerged organically from our discussions on the transformation and impact sustainability is having on the property industry, and the associated evolution (EVO) of real estate assets (RA). It also recognises our own evolution and provides us with a strong professional brand, which far better represents our identity.
I am very proud of what we have achieved to date as a committed team of professionals, but this represents a step change for our company and positions us strongly for the future.
To learn more about us, please visit the following page:
The Evolution of Sustainable Commercial Solutions into EVORA
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