Longevity Partners recruit two key board members ahead of global expansion plan
London, UK – Longevity Partners appoints Louise Ellison as a senior adviser to the board and Roger Bauman as a director of the board and chair of the remuneration committee to reinforce their team as part of their global growth plan.
Louise Ellison joins Longevity Partners’ board as a senior advisor. She will be advising the Board on strategy and governance. Louise is the Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson PLC, one of the UK’s leading property development and investment companies and was the first property company globally to launch a net positive strategy in 2017. She has had previous Sustainability roles at M&G Real Estate and Quintain Estates and Development and was the Research Director at Investment Property Forum. Louise also holds several external roles such as the Chairmanship of the Better Buildings Partnerships and of the European Public Real Estate Association Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Green Construction Board.
“I am delighted to be joining Longevity’s Board at such an exciting time in the sustainability arena. Our sector has much to do if real estate is to play its role in reducing the significant risks climate change is presenting to the global economy. The challenge is complex so the expertise Longevity can bring to the market is crucial and I am very much looking forward to working with the Board to ensure the company continues to offer the best advice to its growing client base.” Says Louise.
Longevity Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Baumann as non-executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Roger Baumann brings 20 years of business experience in Real Estate, Consulting, Product Development, IT, Finance, Sustainability and Operations. His most recent position was as COO & Head Sustainability Global Real Estate for Credit Suisse Asset Management in Zürich, Switzerland and as Managing Director for the Credit Suisse German entity, Credit Suisse Asset Management KAG, based in Frankfurt. He has just joined Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. as COO & Head Product Development Global Real Estate based in Zürich effective September 30, 2019. Roger has a Civil Engineering Degree from ETH Zurich and holds an international MBA from the State University of New York. In addition, he is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a member of the European Investment Committee of the EU-funded research project CRREM (Carbon Risk Real Estate monitor). We look forward to working more closely with Roger to further develop our company strategy keeping true to our values and mission. Roger’s background in sustainability will provide us with fresh insights as we continue to grow our business.
“In the face of climate change, we need to take the lead to ensure we remain on a sustainable path fit for future generations. As a member of the board, it is my commitment to continually ensure the value of sustainable real estate investments, as we continue on our journey towards a zero-carbon economy. I have tremendous respect for the values and mission of Longevity Partners and I look forward to working more closely with Étienne, the Longevity Team and the other board members,” Says Roger.
In just 4 years, Longevity Partners has grown from being a boutique advisory company to the leading service provider of Europe’s largest property funds. They now represent more than £60bn of commercial real estate in 25 European countries providing systemic solutions to ensure businesses operate responsibly.
Etienne Cadestin, founder and CEO of Longevity Partners: “It’s an honour to have Louise and Roger on board. Together, they bring 40 years of experience in responsible property investment. Their vision and knowledge is exactly what we need as we expand our operations internationally, accelerating the transition to a low carbon world.”
Longevity opened an office in Paris, France in 2018 and in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2019 to respond to their Pan-European client demand. The firm will go through a wider expansion programme in Germany, the USA and Asia in 2020. Our goal is to support our clients with a local capacity across the world to accelerate innovation and achieve a net zero carbon economy.