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Preparing commercial property for the EV evolution

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The image shows a close-up an electric vehicle charging with trees in the background.

Australia will need to support an EV fleet of 1 million vehicles by 2027 to reach its bold 2050 net zero targets. That’s the significant forecast from the Electric Vehicle Council which currently counts Australia’s electric vehicle adoption to just 83,000 cars. 

On the back of this projected influx of electric vehicles across the nation, CBRE is investigating the globally established strategies as well as future planning ideas to help support this impending EV wave. The EV conversation features commentary spanning across the border, from real-time insights provided by Scott Howard, the Executive Managing Director at CBRE - EV Solutions Lead in the United States, Tim Washington, chair of the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia, and by Neil Glozier, Director of Energy and Sustainability for CBRE's Pacific GWS business. 

What are the challenges facing property landlords in commercial and retail spaces? How can the necessary infrastructure be safely and economically rolled out? And what are the major issues the EV industry is currently encountering?  

Listen to the podcast now to find out. 


Natasha Mulcahy

Director ESG Property Management, CBRE Pacific

Natasha joined CBRE in 2022, bringing a wealth of experience in precinct development, sustainability, and complex project delivery. Natasha has extensive experience working across industry and government to create projects which deliver triple bottom line results. Natasha was the Sustainability & Engagement Manager for West Village, the multi-award winning, $1.1 billion urban renewal project by Sekisui House Australia. Natasha has also held senior roles with Stockland, and Moreton Bay Regional Council and Brisbane Economic Development Agency. Natasha is an experience presenter and facilitator and enjoys working collaboratively with clients to deliver ESG Strategy.

Scott Howard

Executive Managing Director - Global EV Solutions Lead, CBRE

Scott was promoted to lead CBRE’s Electric Vehicle Charging Service Line in March of 2023. In his more than 15 years with CBRE, Scott has served in leadership roles across multiple service lines and geographies. Scott has a proven record of leveraging his keen insight and entrepreneurial mindset to introduce new services and capabilities to help his clients realise the potential of their real estate portfolios.

Tim Washington  

Chair of the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia

Tim has dedicated his career to breaking down barriers for low emissions transport. He is the chair of the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia and an expert in EV adoption in the region. He often provides commentary on everything from teaching new EV owners about charging, to the cost of operation and the state of Australian charging infrastructure.   

Neil Glozier 

Director of Energy and Sustainability, Pacific GWS, CBRE

Neil is the Director of Energy and Sustainability for CBRE's Pacific GWS business. His broad scope of expertise covers demand-side management, strategic planning, project development, renewable energy, energy efficiency and strategic partnerships.

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