Oxford Properties Group Joins CREtech’s New Climate Tech Initiative As Founding Sponsor
One Of The World’s Leading Real Estate Companies Makes Substantial Commitment To The Critically Important Sustainability/ESG Movement
New York, NY (February 5, 2021) — CREtech, the largest intelligence platform devoted to Reimagining Real Estate, announced today that Oxford Properties Group, ("Oxford"), a leading global commercial real estate investor, developer and manager, has joined the new CREtech Climate initiative as a Founding Sponsor. Oxford joins Fifth Wall, the largest venture firm devoted to real estate, and Savills, a global real estate services provider, as a Founding Sponsor of this new global climate tech initiative which will launch early next week.
The new CREtech Climate platform will be devoted to educating the real estate and business communities about climate tech through a daily email newsletter, virtual summits , webinars/forums, and market research. Through industry-level education, CREtech Climate will serve as the “voice” of the real estate industry’s commitment to climate change by building a global community of sustainability and ESG leaders, corporate leaders, venture capitalists, startups, service providers, governmental leaders, and academia. The platform’s mission is to drive investment and adoption in real estate climate tech by utilizing meaningful change through investment and adoption.
“For those of us who are deeply passionate about and committed to sustainability and ESG, having Oxford Properties Group join our new CREtech Climate initiative is a huge win for the entire movement, “ stated Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech. “I have long been an admirer of Oxford and their commitment to innovation in the real estate sector. Their commitment to sustainability and ESG is just another important way Oxford demonstrates their extraordinary leadership in the real estate industry and the communities they serve. We are honored to have such an outstanding corporate citizen as Oxford as a Founding Sponsor of our important new climate initiative,” Beckerman concluded.
“At Oxford, we believe that by playing our part to help address climate change, we support the communities that we build” commented Anushka Grant, Vice President of Platform Services & Business Transformation Office at Oxford. “We have already made great strides against our public target of reducing our carbon emissions by 30% by 2025, and believe forums such as the Climate Tech Initiative will become ever more important to share ESG learnings and best practices across our industry. There is no silver bullet to addressing climate change, but, collectively, our industry can have a meaningful impact on what is one of the most pressing challenges of our times.”
To learn more about Oxford’s leadership position on ESG, for which it was selected by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, please visit https://sustainable.oxfordproperties.com/2020/index.html
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About Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Group connects people to exceptional places, and is the owner, developer and manager of some of the world's best real estate assets. Established in 1960, it manages approximately $60 billion of assets across the globe on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. Oxford's portfolio encompasses office, retail, industrial, hotels and multifamily residential and spans more than 100 million square feet in global gateway cities across four continents. A disciplined and thematic investor, Oxford invests in properties, portfolios, development sites, debt, securities and platforms across the risk-reward spectrum. With its global headquarters in Toronto, Oxford operates out of over 15 regional offices including New York, London, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sydney. Its long-term approach to real estate investment aligns Oxford's interests to its customers and the communities in which it operates. Oxford is the global real estate arm of OMERS, the AAA credit rated1 defined benefit pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees.
For more information on Oxford, visit www.oxfordproperties.com