EVORA have developed the Tenant Environmental Benchmark Report designed to allow landlords to engage with their tenants on ESG performance using data provided by the tenant.

The challenge

Landlords across the real estate industry regularly request ESG data from their tenants, but rarely is this data used to provide direct feedback to the tenants on their individual performance. If ESG goals are to be achieved, the collaboration between the landlord and tenant is crucial. It often starts with the sharing of ESG data, and we believe the natural next step is to use this data to provide feedback on performance to:

1. Improve the landlord/tenant relationship

2. Improve the frequency and quality of future requested ESG data from tenants

3. Improve ESG performance across tenant-controlled assets

The solution

Using previously provided ESG data by tenants, we create simple, concise, tenant-specific ESG benchmark reports which comprise benchmarked energy, water and carbon performance against anonymised sector-specific data and industry standard benchmarks.

Both energy and water performance is benchmarked against sector ‘Typical’ and ‘Good’ performance, with ‘Good’ performance representing the performance of the 25th percentile, and ‘Typical’ the 50th percentile of tenants within each asset sector. Carbon performance will be benchmarked against a “1.5⁰C Carbon Benchmark” using CRREM.

Improvement recommendations across energy and water are also provided, informed by the asset class occupied.

The approach

Our Tenant Environmental Benchmark Reports require minimal input from clients and stakeholders.

For our existing clients, EVORA will advise on whether we need any additional information to proceed. We typically utilise existing information already held on our ESG data platform, SIERA, such as tenant consumption and asset sectors, though we will require tenant/unit floor areas, if not already held. tenant floor areas can be provided in the form of tenancy schedules.

For new clients, a request template can be issued to capture the relevant data points shown opposite.

Completed reports will be provided to asset owners and managers who are responsible for report distribution and engagement with tenants.

We are proud to have supported some of the largest organisations make principles-based disclosures on ESG-related activity

“EVORA’s ability to deliver practical solutions on the ground across multiple jurisdictions as well as engage at strategic level with our Board sets them apart from other providers in this space. They have become a trusted advisor to Patrizia.

Martin Trodden, Director | PATRIZIA

“EVORA delivered a forward-looking strategy which clearly aligned and integrated the value proposition of ESG to our investment strategy. We look forward to working with EVORA on the next stage of our strategy.”

Andy Rofe, Managing Director, Head of Europe | Invesco

“EVORA directly oversaw the advice, preparation and coordination to submit the HECF portfolio responses to the GRESB survey for the first time. The team’s help was invaluable; they always made themselves available to respond to our many questions.

They have a very clear understanding of the GRESB survey and what the meaning of the questions was while orientating us in responding to them in the best way. The EVORA team was able to work with the various key people in our local and central platform in order to extract the necessary information.

It is a real pleasure to work with the EVORA team.”

Daniel Chang, Managing Director | Hines

Introducing some of our Team

Joe Ellis


You’re in good hands.

Our ESG Strategy team is led by Joe Ellis, Director at EVORA Global. Joe has valuable experience developing a sustainability strategy and ESG reporting solutions for real estate clients.

  • Sustainability Reporting (e.g. EPRA, INREV, GRESB, GRI, CDP)
  • Sustainability/ESG strategy & policy (ISO 14001)
  • Risk management, Resilience planning and Social Value
  • Health and Wellbeing (Fitwel Assessors) and BREEAM assessors
  • Environmental Management Programmes
  • Carbon Footprinting
  • IEMA Auditors
  • UK & European Legislation

Dane Sexton

Senior Sustainability Consultant

Philip Humble


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