Who we are

Enhancing and protecting shareholder value by evaluating and improving sustainability practices of real assets globally.

GRESB is an investor-driven organization that is transforming the way we assess the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally, including real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets.

More than 250 members, of which about 60 are pension funds and their fiduciaries, use the GRESB data in their investment management and engagement process, with a clear goal to optimize the risk/return profile of their investments. GRESB has assessed nearly 1,000 property companies and funds, jointly representing more than USD 7.5 trillion in assets under management, as well as almost 200 infrastructure assets and funds, on behalf of close to 60 institutional investors.

The global property and infrastructure sectors are at the heart of the most important and far-reaching issues of our time, including urbanization, demographic change, resource constraints, environmental impacts and emerging technologies.

The design, construction and operation of assets reflects, drives and potentially mitigates the impact of all of these issues on occupants, owners, communities and the society at large. We can create better places for people and communities – places that reduce environmental impacts, improve social practices, are healthier for occupants and set high standards for corporate governance. Crucially, this can be done in a profitable way that makes good business sense, rewarding innovation.

Current vacancies
Below are our current job openings. Please enclose a resume (in PDF) and a cover letter.
Job Description - Analyst Infrastructure - GRESB (pdf)
Job Description - Web Application Developer - GRESB
Job Description - Internship - GRESB (pdf)
Job Description - Design and Data Visualization Internship - GRESB

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Governance structure

The GRESB Board, two Advisory Boards (one for real estate and one for infrastructure) and a number of regional Benchmark Committees provide strategic, commercial and technical input on both the assessments and solutions offered to the real estate and infrastructure sectors. The GRESB management team approves the appointment of Advisory Board and Benchmark Committee members. Individuals are appointed for a two-year term, extendable with management team approval up to a maximum of five years.

Staff
Board
Real Estate Advisory Board

Katherine Giordano, Aberdeen Asset Management
Phil Clark, Kames Capital
Peter Verwer, The Asia Pacific Real Estate Association
Kathleen Jowett, Aviva Investors Global Real Estate Multi-Manager
Francijn de Ruijter, CBRE Global Investors
Rogier Quirijns, Cohen & Steers (Chairman)
Hiroshi Iizuka, Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Laurent Ternisien, European Public Real Estate Association
Tatiana Bosteels, Hermes Real Estate Investment Management
Sheldon Groner, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
Christopher Wright, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
Andrew McAllan, Oxford Properties
Jennifer Young, The Townsend Group
Olivia Muir, UBS Global Real Estate Multi-Manager and Securities (UBS GMMS)
Rina Lessing, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Infrastructure Advisory Board

Alison Schneider, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Adam Kirkman, AMP Capital
Erik Jan Stork, APG Asset Management N.V
Ole Buhl, ATP Group
Veronique Leroy, Aviva Investors Global Services Limited
Vincent Cassagne, Mirova
Deborah Ng, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP)
Jens-Christian Stougaard, Pension Danmark
Corine van Heijningen, PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V.
Beth Richtman, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Real Estate Benchmark Committee
Asia Benchmark Committee members
CapitaLand Peng Er Foo
CBRE Advisors Jessica Feng
CBRE Global Investors Yilan Koh
City Developments Limited Esther An
CSR Design Green Investment Advisory, Co., Ltd. Ryuichi Horie
ESR Singapore Pte Ltd Jai Mirpuri
Japan Real Estate Asset Management Co., Ltd Hideki Kobayashi
JLL Mark Cameron
KEO International Consultants Holley Chant
LaSalle Investment Management Tom Miller
Link REIT Calvin Kwan
Morphosis Simon Carter
White Peak Real Estate Investment Markus Puusepp
   
European Benchmark Committee members
Aberdeen Asset Management Dan Grandage
AXA IM Real Assets Nehla Krir
BNP Paribas Investment Partners Felipe Gordillo
BRE Global Limited Gavin Dunn
British Land Sarah Cary
British Property Federation Patrick Brown
Castellum Fillip Elland
Cushman & Wakefield LLP Alan Somerville
EnergyDeck Ltd Benjamin Kott
EP&T Global Justin Snoxall
Goodman Group Katrien Bewaert
INNAX Gebouw & Omgeving Stephan de Bie
JLL Matthew Tippett
Legal & General Investment Management Debbie Hobbs
PwC (Luxembourg) Laurent Rouach
Radius Group Nick Simons
Standard Life Investments Limited Graham Baxter
Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance Roel Kalfsvel
The Crown Estate Jane Wakiwaka
Unbail-Rodamco Cristophe Garot
   
American Benchmark Committee members
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Ari Frankel
Bentall Kennedy Giselle Gagnon
CBRE Advisors Dave Pogue
CodeGreen Harry Etra
Deutsche Wealth and Asset Management Jessica Elegiaca
Equity Residential Lou Schotsky
Ivanhoé Cambridge Rob Simpson
J.P. Morgan Asset Management | Global Real Assets Cavarly Garrett
JDM Associates Deborah Cloutier
LORD Green Real Estate Strategies Mychele Lord
National Real Estate Advisors Maryellen Dolan
PGIM Real Estate David DeVos
Prologis Jeannie Renne Malone
RealFoundations John Seaton
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited Karen Jalon
Tishman Speyer Jonathan Flaherty
UBS Global Real Estate Wayne Zorger
USAA Real Estate Company Brenna Walraven
Verdani LLC Daniele Horton
Vornado Realty Trust Dan Egan
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Emily Partington
   
Australian Benchmark Committee members
AMP Capital Chris Nunn
CBRE Advisors Emma McMahon
Charter Hall Margot Black
DEXUS Property Group Rob Sims
Frasers Property Australia Marine Calmettes
Goodman Group James Vesper
Green Building Council of Australia Jorge Chapa
Investa Nina James
ISPT Alicia Maynard
JLL Simone Concha
Lendlease Jon Collinge
Mirvac Molly James
NABERS (The New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage) Claire Berecry
Scentre Group Benjamine Duncan
Stockland Davina Rooney
The GPT Group Bruce Precious
Vicinity Centres Marc Gillespie
Industry Working Groups

In addition to the Advisory Boards and Benchmark Committees, GRESB also periodically establishes Industry Working Groups to examine specific topics relevant to GRESB tools and to give GRESB members the opportunity to give feedback to GRESB regarding those topics. The Industry Working Groups are set up on an ad hoc basis. The composition, duration and format of the Group depend on the topic. For the same reason, some Groups are restricted to members within in a particular region or sector.