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Colliers launches Talking Zero Carbon podcast series on Earth Day

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The latest series of the Take 10 with Colliers has today launched on Earth Day, with a specific focus on sustainability in property.


This is the third series of the Colliers podcast which started last year, and features property management head of client strategy Holly Brown as the host. Holly will be talking to a wide range of guests with specialist knowledge of delivering net zero carbon building projects and look at how ESG is influencing decisions for investors and occupiers alike.

A qualified chartered surveyor, before transitioning to client relationship roles, Holly previously worked in hotel and retail investment. She joined Colliers in 2017 and works with clients to achieve their business strategies and enhance portfolio value through our capital markets and property management services.

She said: “ESG is the most pressing topic of conversation among all our clients right now. The pandemic has highlighted that the smartest, most sustainable buildings will attract the top occupiers and their workforce, so it made sense for us to create a series dedicated to real estate’s environmental and social impact.

“We’ve got a great line up of guests from investors, to developers and occupiers who are truly passionate about reducing our industry’s impact on the climate. We could honestly talk to our guests for hours, but we are giving our listeners a quick ten-minute taster, hoping this will spark a conversation in their own organisations and encourage them to make positive change.”

The first episode in the series features Matt Flood, Head of Occupier Markets at Landsec, who talks about how they are achieving net zero carbon design, construction and future operation of The Forge development. The season will also see Holly speak to Sophie Carruth, Head of Sustainability Europe at LaSalle Investment Management, and Lee Leston-Jones, Partner at global consulting engineer firm Cundall and others.

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Holly Brown

Head of Client Strategy

Investment Property Management

London - West End

Holly is a Director in the Investment Property Management (IPM) team and  Head of Client Strategy. She works with IPM and National Capital Markets to drive business development and client management and enhance our service offering for our key clients.  

Holly graduated from the University of Reading with First Class Honours in 2011 and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2013 at niche hotel investment firm, Gerard Nolan and Partners. 

Holly joined CBRE's High Street Retail Investment team in 2014, and transitioned into their Client Care team in 2016 to develop the Retail & Institutional Investors Client Care programmes. 

 

 

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Kim Inam

PR Manager

Marketing & Communications

London - West End

I'm a communications professional who has previously worked as a journalist for eight years covering a broad range of topics including politics, crime, health and housing in north London. In recent years I have worked in corporate communications for local authorities across London  and joined Colliers in October 2019, initially providing maternity leave cover.

I provide strategic public relations advice to various business lines within the UK organisation to secure recognition for their work in the property press as well as key target media, and work with our experts to produce thought leadership pieces which are of interest to our clients and colleagues within the commercial real estate sector. In addition, alongside colleagues in the PR and wider communications team, I provide media and social media training for our in-house experts to prepare them for media opportunities and raise their personal brand within the sector.

As well as supporting various teams within the UK business, I also I curate and edit regular content for the Colliers.com blog, which drives credible business leads to our experts.

 

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