Experts to join CMS Real Estate debate

Chris Rae, Glasgow-based partner and Real Estate specialist

LAW firm CMS is bringing together some of the leading names from the Scottish and UK real estate sector to debate the issue of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and its impact within the commercial property market.

With real estate being the biggest consumer of energy, the industry has seen a considerable shift in companies’ policies and strategies, and investors’ decision-making priorities.

The free to attend Real Estate Reset debate takes place online between 12 noon and 1pm on Wednesday, 11 November. Sector specialists will explore the role of ESG in a post-Covid environment and its different interpretations covering key themes identified in CMS’s recently issued Real Estate Reset report.

The panellists include Neville Brown, Real Estate Manager, Phoenix Group; Michael McDowall, Property Director, HFD Property Group Ltd; Georgie Nelson, ESG Manager (Real Estate), Aberdeen Standard Investments; and Cheryl Gurnham, Real Estate Partner, CMS.

The event will be chaired by CMS Glasgow-based Real Estate Partner Chris Rae. He said: “We’re pleased to bring together a high quality panel for this debate which will examine the lasting effects of Covid-19 and its impact on ESG within commercial property, which will affect the way we live and work.

“With the future of workplaces under careful scrutiny, we will look at the ways in which office buildings, in particular, are changing to suit the needs of the end user to deliver a more positive social impact in physical and mental wellbeing.”

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