CBRE has today announced the appointment Gabriele Lüft in a newly created role of Head of Environmental Consultancy, EMEA.

Lüft will oversee the development of a new pan-EMEA Environmental Consultancy capability which is being established in response to increased client demand for expert advice in this area. Within Germany, Uwe Stenzel will be the Head of Environmental Consultancy.

The team, to be developed further in the coming months, will bring together environmental expertise from across CBRE’s EMEA network and will provide clients with environmental due diligence, environmental risk management, and will address topics such as hazardous building materials, land contamination, as well as climate threats.

Having gained her doctorate in agricultural engineering, Lüft has been a member of the management team of CBRE PREUSS VALTEQ, a technical and business-oriented consulting firm in the commercial property sector, since 2017. Prior to this, Lüft was a shareholder and co-founder of VALTEQ, a technical and business-oriented consulting firm in the commercial property sector, that was founded in 2012 and taken over by CBRE in 2014.

Gabriel Lüft
Although environmental services are becoming increasingly important for our clients, few real estate advisors provide this specialist expertise. At CBRE we recognized this opportunity to enhance client service some years ago and we are now building on our existing expertise in this area and creating a pan-EMEA capability as an integral part of our suite of core services.
Gabriel Lüft
Martin Samworth, CEO, EMEA at CBRE
In Gabriele Lüft, we have a proven expert for all aspects of environmental services related to real estate. With a dedicated EMEA service capability with industry experts in this specialist area in our major markets, we are strongly positioned to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. 
Martin Samworth, CEO, EMEA at CBRE

In Germany, Uwe Stenzel will lead an experienced team of nine experts. He will be responsible for the current operations in Germany as well as the continued expansion of the team to meet the increasing demand for environmental services in the German market.

CBRE has also strengthened its Environmental Consultancy offer to clients in the UK. Julie Townsend, Senior Director in Building Consultancy will become Head of UK Environmental Consultancy and will oversee a 21-strong team providing Environmental Risk, Sustainable Engineering and Environmental Planning and Assessment teams within its UK Building Consultancy group.