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Going Green – A Closer Look at Green Financing

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The term ‘green finance’ is quickly gaining momentum in the commercial property industry. So what is it and what are the driving forces behind it? Representing just 3% of debt in Australia, the demand for green loans is shifting and significant opportunity exists.

In this episode of Talking Property we take a closer look at how investors are embracing green finance and what opportunities exist within Australia’s commercial real estate sector. Hosted by Kate Bailey Director Research, Australia with CBRE’s Andrew McCasker, Managing Director Debt & Structured Finance across the Pacific and Sameer Chopra, Head of Research across Pacific and Head of ESG Research in Asia Pacific.



Kate Bailey

Director, Research, Australia

Kate is passionate about driving thought leadership around innovation and transformation in the retail sector. She has worked in property economics for 13 years including time working inhouse with a major retailer.

Sameer Chopra

Head of Research, Pacific & ESG, Asia Pacific

As previous Managing Director, Head of Australia Research and Head of Asia Pacific ESG Research at Bank of America Securities, Sameer brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to CBRE and our clients. Ranked no. 1 in Institutional Investors Asia 2019, the Australia team was also recognised as Best Ongoing ESG research at Responsible Investors Association of Australia 2021 awards. In 2020, Sameer led BofA’s Global ESG Research conference and has presented at a number of industry events.

Andrew McCasker

Managing Director, Debt & Structured Finance, Pacific

As the Head of Debt & Structured Finance Pacific, Andrew McCasker leads a team of 11 professionals who specialise in capital advisory, placement and loan management services.

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