Driven by global trends ranging from biodiversity collapse and the climate emergency to widening social injustice and technology enabled lifestyles, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors are now a locked-in feature of the real estate investment market. There is a clear imperative for real estate professionals to address material ESG risks and opportunities across the investment lifecycle, with many investors, regulators and other stakeholders now defining it as a fundamental requirement.
There is, however, a significant skills gap within the industry and so in response to demand from our members, in 2021 the BBP launched a training programme specifically for real estate professionals, focused on integrating ESG into the property investment management process.
The programme was originally developed for real estate professionals working for fund management and investment advisory institutions, Real Estate Investment Trusts and private property companies. From June 2022, a new Advisors pathway has been added to the course to meet the specific needs of advisory professionals in capital markets, investment advisory, valuation, leasing and transactions-based roles.
The training involves two half-days of interactive teaching supported by preparatory and post-course learning delivered via a dedicated online platform. Learning materials and formats include classroom-style learning, interview-based video and podcast content, together with written resources and case studies. There are bespoke materials specific to role types, ensuring maximum relevance to the individual and their organisations.
The training course is delivered by Hillbreak, a specialist ESG training and advisory firm. Both parties bring together unique expertise to ensure content meets the needs of the industry.
For further information about the course, please view the course outline below or click the registration link above.
This training programme has been made possible by funding and input from the following members who also help to oversee the ongoing development of the course.
The Advisors pathway of the course has been made possible by funding and input from the following members of the Property Advisors Forum.