Dublin, 14th August 2020 - With the issue of sustainability becoming increasingly important in the real estate sector, property consultants CBRE have appointed a new Head of Sustainability within their Irish business. Rachael McGinley will be based in CBRE’s Dublin office. She brings more than 15 years of experience in sustainability and engineering, which will support CBRE’s clients in meeting their sustainability goals. Working closely with CBRE’s sustainability experts across EMEA, services will include sustainable property strategy, green building certifications and health and wellbeing advice.
Rachael has recently returned to Europe from Sydney, where she was Principal Consultant at Edge Environment, a leading sustainability consultancy. In this role, she worked with numerous property and government clients, including providing sustainability services to AXA Property, Brookfield, Microsoft and the New South Wales Government. Previously, Rachael worked for the Green Building Council of Australia in technical, strategic and engagement roles. Rachael also has a background in structural engineering and brings a practical approach delivering sustainability in the property sector.
David McConnell, CBRE Executive Director of Building Consultancy said “Rachael’s appointment demonstrates our full commitment to supporting clients in meeting their sustainability goals in all sectors. With Rachael’s expertise and global experience, I very much look forward to learning from and working with her in the coming months and years to grow our sustainability business line.”
"At CBRE, we continue to expand our service proposition to address our clients’ specific needs and to offer a one-stop-shop for all our clients property requirements. It is an immediate priority of our clients that their assets adhere to the highest credentials in sustainability. We are therefore responding to that priority in launching our sustainability business initiative and are delighted to have someone of Rachael’s calibre at the helm of this new initiative."
Rachael said: "I am delighted to be joining CBRE at an exciting time for sustainability in Ireland. There is huge interest in sustainable and healthy buildings from both occupiers and investors alike. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together with our clients”.
For more information please contact:
Head of Sustainability
087 372 6417
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
CBRE U.C., (CBRE Ireland) registered in Ireland, no. 316570. PSRA Licence No. 001528 is the country’s largest commercial real estate services company with offices in Dublin and Cork. Currently employing over 150 employees, we work with occupiers, investors and developers of office, industrial and logistics, retail, hotel and healthcare property, providing strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; tenant representation, corporate services; property and project management; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management and debt advisory; business rates and compulsory purchase and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.ie