Please note this webinar will take place at 12:00pm GMT / 1:00pm CET.
Demonstrating social value, the positive impact that real estate investment and development can have on our communities beyond financial returns, is increasingly becoming a priority for city leadership, real estate owners, investors and developers. However, a lack of common definitions, standards and tools to strategise, manage and measure social value is holding back further investment.
This webinar marks the launch of a roadmap for the incorporation of social value in real estate and is the outcome of a project undertaken by ULI in collaboration with a select group of corporate members. The session will kick off with a brief presentation of the main findings of the project, followed by a discussion by industry leaders on the importance of a focus on social value, the challenges and opportunities and best practice examples they have been involved in.
Sasha Njagulj, Global Head of ESG, CBRE Global Investors
Damo Holt, Partner/ Director, Rebel
Margarethe Theseira, Head of Economics and Business Advisory, Jacobs
Sarah Forster, CEO, The Good Economy Partnership
Eime Tobari, Social Value Strategist/ Director, Cocreatif
Lisette Van Doorn, CEO, Europe, Urban Land Institute
As chief executive of ULI Europe, Lisette van Doorn is responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 14 countries. She is responsible for working with ULI’s staff both locally and globally to deliver more high profile content and reports; coordinating Advisory Services panels and Urban Plan; and expanding the Institute’s thought leadership across Europe. Van Doorn joined ULI in January 2015 from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation and portfolio structuring. Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€ 1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. Van Doorn started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.
Margarethe is a well-respected thought leader with over 25 years’ experience of establishing and managing multi-disciplinary teams to influence the strategic direction of organisations and the effective delivery of their programmes. She works at the intersection of the public sector, private sector and academia to deliver large scale urban regeneration and development. Margarethe spent over a decade providing economic and policy advice to the Mayor of London, Greater London Authority and Transport for London, impacting on investment decisions for a city budget of £10 billion per annum. She is a strong advocate of social value and inclusive growth and served as the Chief Advisor to the London Fairness Commission. She is also an Associate Professor at the Development Planning Unit, University College London and a member of the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Advisory Panel.
Aleksandra (Sasha) Njagulj is the Global Head of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). Ms Njagulj joined CBRE Global Investors in 2019 and is based in London. She has overall responsibility for developing and communicating global ESG priorities and strategies across all business lines in EMEA, APAC and the U.S. She supports the global, regional and business line Responsible Investment Management Committees (RIMCos). Ms Njagulj is a qualified architect with over 20 years of practical experience in architectural design, design management and sustainable built environment. In 2017, she joined CBRE Global Workspace Solutions as the Lead for CBRE Global Investors with responsibility for designing and delivering ESG policies and strategies tailored for country-specific and global funds. Prior to CBRE, Ms Njagulj was head of the Sustainability, R&D and Innovation department at Bouygues UK. Ms Njagulj earned a Master’s degree in Architectural Design from the University of Belgrade in 2002 and a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge in 2017. She is a BRE Academy Fellow.