Head of Sustainability
Andres joined Colliers International in September 2016 as an Associate Director. With over a decade of industry experience across different sectors he leads the Colliers sustainability offer in the UK & Ireland which focuses on improving Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) performance at asset and portfolio level for a range of occupier and investor clients. Andres is responsible for guiding the integration of sustainability into core service lines and provides strategic advice to the business on use of sensor-driven data, energy management & compliance (MEES, ESOS, SECR), non-financial reporting (GRESB, UNPRI, CDP) and workplace wellbeing trends.
Prior to working at Colliers, Andres worked in the Energy & Sustainability team at Cushman & Wakefield EMEA where he focused on developing and implementing comprehensive Responsible Property Investment (RPI) strategies for key fund management clients and embedding sustainable practices in property management. Andres sat and chaired various RPI committees helping set and achieve ESG targets across the EMEA region. Prior to this, Andres worked in Upstream Sustainability Services at JLL developing and overseeing carbon reporting and compliance services supporting more than 30 major landlords and boosting his team’s productivity.
Andres is a regular presenter on sustainability topics and represents Colliers on various industry groups.
Provided strategic support and developed approach to de-risk existing key accounts against MEES (500+ assets assessed).
Led the forensic analysis of utility overpayments for a large telecoms company in the UK resulting in more than £50k refunded.
Led on the development and implementation of an RPI strategy for a major real estate investment manager (£7bn in AUM) protecting and enhancing asset value by intergrating ESG criteria into their investment process.
Managed delivery of the programme of work that helped over 30 major landlords and occupiers meet their carbon compliance needs dealing with a combined total of £2m+ in carbon allowances.
Contributed to the World Green Building Council’s Better Places for People campaign by taking part in the Health & Wellbeing in retail working group.
MSc in Sustainable Energy & Management - Brunel University
BSc in Electrical Engineering - Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Memberships & Involvements
CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant (LCC) Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
“The Sustainability Solutions team at Colliers continues to deliver exceptional cost savings year-on-year through innovative solutions. Their professionalism and track record of results has established them as our trusted partner in all energy efficiency matters and related compliance”
Nick Jones, Head of Real Estate & Facility Management, North & Western Europe
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