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24 March 2022
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All eyes are on office landlords as occupiers prioritise energy efficiency. But where are the best opportunities, is age a barrier and could there be untapped potential in the premium and A-grade sector?

In this episode of Talking Property we discuss how the latest research report “NABERhood Watch” quantifies the benefits and opportunities from better NABERs ratings for Australia’s office stock. This should be valuable as investors build-out their business case for Net Zero assets.

Hosted by Amanda Steele, Executive Managing Director of Property Management for CBRE Pacific with special guests, Sameer Chopra, Head of Research, Pacific and ESG Asia Pac, and Su-Fern Tan, National Director, ESG.



Sameer Chopra – Head of Research, Pacific & ESG, Asia Pacific, CBRE

Sameer previously Managing Director, Head of Australia Research and Head of Asia Pacific ESG Research at Bank of America Securities.  The Australia team was ranked No. 1 in Institutional Investors Asia 2019 ranking and 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. .


 Su-Fern Tan - National Director ESG, Pacific, CBRE

Su-Fern leads the national sustainability team and using science-based targets, will accelerate CBRE’s ability to support clients, investors and communities to exceed ESG targets. Su-Fern Tan has a blended background in technology and ESG, holding senior roles at Arup, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Prescriptive Data and Catalent in addition to being a board advisor of Sustainability at several high profile property management and government committees in the U.S.


Amanda Steele, Executive Managing Director, Property Management Pacific, CBRE

Amanda has worked across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, enjoying the opportunities provided in each to test skills in strategy, team building and delivery of growth. She has also worked extensively in the sustainability field, alongside some of Australia’s leading organisations on their environmental strategies.


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