SU-FERN Tan has been appointed to head up CBRE’s national sustainability team and has been tasked with transforming the group’s property management service in regards to ESG.
Tan will join CBRE in the newly created role of national director of ESG, a position that established as CBRE manages greater client focus on sustainability, especially in regards to the reduction of carbon emissions.
“CBRE has a science-based target to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from both CBRE’s own operations and the properties we manage for investors and occupiers,” said Amanda Steele, executive managing director of property management at CBRE.
Tan will relocate from New York in accepting the position, bringing experience in senior positions at Arup, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Prescriptive Data and Catalent.
Tan has also served as a board member of Sustainable Westchester, an advisory board member of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, and a LEED Committee member of the US Green Building’s Council’s Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group
“Su-Fern’s appointment will further accelerate our ability to support our clients in this regard and deliver on their overall ESG objectives, drawing on her knowledge, international experience and strong technology background,” added Steele.
Tan is also working as an advisor to the NYC Department of Buildings’ Commercial Building Technology and Pathways Working Group on implementing New York’s new carbon cap and trade scheme.
CBRE recently added to its Sydney office leasing business, appointing Chris Hanley as director of CBD leasing, while also appointing Pip Doogan as the group’s head of occupier services in Canberra,