Anne Kavanagh, member of the Management Board and Chief Investment Officer at PATRIZIA, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Mathieu to PATRIZIA’s Senior Leadership Team into an absolutely pivotal new business role to ensure that sustainability is always front and centre of all our investment processes. Our clients increasingly demand investments that generate measurable positive social and environmental impact besides solid financial returns. Mathieu will have overall responsibility for sustainable and impact fund strategies that will become a cornerstone of our company-wide investment focus.”
“I am very much looking forward to joining PATRIZIA at such an exciting time when sustainability and making an impact becomes so central to the business. With my track record in sustainable real estate investing and having served on the Board of GRESB as a non-executive Director, as well as Chair of INREV’s Sustainability Committee and ULI’s Sustainability Product Council, I am really excited to help PATRIZIA deliver on its purpose of building communities and sustainable futures,” Mathieu Elshout added.
Based initially in his home country, the Netherlands, Mr Elshout will be working very closely with Zurich-based, Aaron Scott, PATRIZIA’s Head of Strategy and ESG, and his team to ensure close alignment of impact fund management to PATRIZIA’s overall corporate ESG strategy and planning.