CBRE Building Consultancy expands Sustainability Consultancy team with three new hires

Helen Newman has joined CBRE as Head of Sustainability Consultancy in its Building Consultancy division in the UK.

Helen has nearly 20 years’ experience within the sustainability sector, working in commercial real estate for the last seven years. Previously a Technical Partner for Sustainability and Wellness at TFT Consulting, Helen was responsible for leading all aspects of sustainability advisory services for developer and institutional clients.

Helen is a member of the Enfield Place and Design Quality Panel, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Sustainability Forum and Programme Committee, as well as being an active member of the UK GBC and LETI.

Helen advocates a holistic, human-centred approach to sustainability across the property lifecycle, advising on corporate strategy and supporting practical delivery on development projects, applying best practice in wellbeing, materials procurement, circular economy, climate resilience, green infrastructure, and in-use performance.

Julie Townsend, Executive Director and Head of Environmental Consultancy, CBRE said: “Following unprecedented expansion and significant project wins, I am excited to welcome Helen Newman into the Environmental Consultancy team. Helen joins us as the Head of Sustainability Consultancy to steer the future growth and drive the sustainability, wellness and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) agenda for CBRE’s extensive investor client network”.

In addition, Patrick Staunton and Simon Kelly have also recently joined the Sustainability Consultancy team as Health and Wellness lead and Engagement lead respectively. Patrick Staunton joins from office fit out company Overbury, and Simon Kelly has a background in sustainability leadership and bid management.

Julie Townsend added, “Their expertise and experience will be critical to ensuring our clients are receiving best-in-class service, as well as developing our capability further in these areas”.