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New leadership for BRE’s Building Performance Group

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Alan Somerville has been appointed as the new Director of BRE’s Building Performance Group which incorporates flagship brands BREEAM, CEEQUAL, HQM and SmartSite along with BRE key services related to strategic advisory & housing and energy.

Former Head of Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability, EMEA at real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield, Alan has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate market across the UK and Europe. At Cushman & Wakefield he advised global investors and occupiers such NewRiver plc, TH Real Estate, CYB plc and Mastercard.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield he created and led the energy strategic solutions group for Capita plc, led a restructuring and IPO team for an energy company and spent 11 years with property company Grosvenor leading on complex development and regeneration projects such as Liffey Valley in Dublin.

“BRE is the world leading building science organisation. The decades of experience, knowledge and data within BRE are arguably unique and I am excited to be playing a part in continuing the growth of the organisation across global markets and property sectors. The Building Performance Group of BRE has deep expertise & capability delivering standards, data & solutions for both commercial and residential real estate. As real estate asset performance becomes further driven by data the skills and knowledge of BRE have a significant role to play in the market as it continues to evolve.”

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