One Of The World’s Leading Real Estate Companies Makes Substantial Commitment To The Critically Important Sustainability/ESG Movement 

New York, NY (February 2, 2021)CREtech, the largest intelligence platform devoted to Reimagining Real Estate, announced today that Savills, a global real estate services provider, has joined the new CREtech Climate initiative as a Founding Sponsor. Savills joins Fifth Wall, the largest venture firm devoted to real estate, as a Founding Sponsor of this new global CREtech Climate platform which will launch in Q1, 2021.

The new CREtech Climate platform will be devoted to educating the real estate and business communities about climate tech, providing daily content newsletters, virtual and physical events, webinars/forums, and market research.  The platform will serve as the “voice” of the real estate industry’s commitment to climate tech by building a global community of sustainability and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) advocates, corporate leaders, venture capitalists, startups, service providers, governmental leaders and academia. The goal of CREtech Climate is to drive measurable investment and adoption of climate tech thereby significantly reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

“Savills is one of the world's most respected and admired real estate services companies and their extraordinary commitment and leadership to the sustainability, ESG and Climate Tech movement makes them the ideal partner for our new initiative”, Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech commented. “This isn't just a huge win for our company, but for the entire business and real estate sectors to demonstrate a serious commitment to climate change as well as to the health and wellness of everyone in the built world,” Beckerman added. 

“Savills looks forward to partnering with CREtech to assist in developing and deploying innovative solutions that will help clients more effectively manage climate impact while ensuring health and safety of human capital investments,” stated Patrick McGrath, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Head of Client Technologies, Savills.

“Hats off to Patrick McGrath for bringing Savills and CREtech together,” stated Michael Glatt, Vice Chairman, North American Head of Project Management at MACRO, A Savills Company. “We are proud to join Fifth Wall as Founding Sponsors of this important partnership, which will raise awareness of climate technologies and inspire action across the industry. From reducing energy consumption and implementing sustainability programs, to advocating for strong environmental legislation globally, we will make tangible changes in support of sustainability and our planet. Our future depends on it,” Glatt concluded.

Savills takes a considered and structured approach to managing its environmental impacts. The firm has a strong commitment to the prevention of pollution, adhering to all environmental legislation within each region. Savills looks to engender continuous improvement and to achieve progress in overall environmental performance at a global level. To see the company’s full sustainability policy, click here.

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Savills helps organizations find the right solutions that ensure employee success. Sharply skilled and fiercely dedicated, the firm’s integrated teams of consultants and brokers are experts in better real estate. With services in tenant representation, workforce and incentives strategy, workplace strategy and occupant experience, project management, and capital markets, Savills has elevated the potential of workplaces around the corner, and around the world, for 160 years and counting.

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