Hermes adds to real estate sustainability

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Hermes Real Estate, part of Hermes Investment Management, has announced that four out of five of its property funds put forward have been awarded Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Green Stars.

The GRESB provides sustainability data covering some $5.5trn of assets under management.

Hermes highlighted its Hermes Central London Limited Partnership, which got the overall third highest score in Europe, and the sixth highest of all GRESB scores. The Centre: MK portfolio got the highest score among its peer group in the retail sector, Hermes said.

Chris Taylor, chief executive, Hermes Real Estate, said: “These results are really a testament to the hard work of our investment team, asset managers and our dedicated Responsible Property Investment lead, Tatiana Bosteels. Investing in a sustainable and responsible manner is not only the right approach ethically, it is a smart business decision and meets the expectations of our growing client base. We look forward to improving on these excellent results in the coming year.”

Tatiana Bosteels, head of RPI, Hermes Real Estate, said: “For years, Hermes Real Estate has been a leader in the field of sustainability in the property industry. Our annual Responsible Property Investment Report released in June highlighted the great success that had been achieved over the past year. It is great to now see this benchmarked against our peers and further validates the hard work that the whole team has put in.”


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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