Frankfurt 2013

Conference Overview

Following on from the success of the 2011 and 2012 40 Percent Symposia held in London, 2013 saw the launch of the first Symposium in Germany which was held at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt on Thursday 14th November 2013.

Sustainability in commercial property can no longer be ignored.  The most advanced companies now recognise the important role that a fully thought through sustainable strategy can play both in terms of enhancing asset value, achieving financial objectives and improving a company’s public profile.  Delegates who attended the Frankfurt Symposium 2013 were individuals who wish to stay at the leading edge of sustainability thinking, make better investment and occupational decisions as well as being able to plan their environmental property strategies with confidence.

The unique benefit of the 40 Percent Symposium, is the opportunity it provides to network with your peers and speakers to share best practice, in an informal environment.

senior advisory board  formed of leading industry experts ensures the Symposium gives the best value possible in one day.  


Key learning points delegates at the Frankfurt Symposium 2013 benefited from:

  • Understanding the impact on value of unequal implementation of EPC regulations across the EU

  • Heard leading advisors debate the relative merits of the common certification schemes and the circumstances in which they recommend to their clients

  • Understanding the benefits that companies achieve by reporting on the sustainable performance of their assets and the tools and indices available to do this

  • Listened to senior bankers and valuers debate the impact that sustainability has on valuation advice; is this another bubble waiting to burst?

  • Unparalleled opportunity to network with your peers and the conference speakers, at a senior management level and in an informal atmosphere.


Who Attended?

Some of the companies who attended the conference were: Aaacon, Aberdeen Asset Management, Allianz Real Estate, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Buildings Performance Insitute Europe, C&W, CBRE Global Investors, CDP, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, Deka, Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, DGNB, DIFNI BREEAM DE, DLA Piper, Drees & Sommer, ES Enviro Sustain, Green Buidling Council - Denmark, Green Rating Alliance, Green4valye, GreenImmo, GRESB, Immobilien Zeitung, Immobilienwirtschaft, IP Real Estate, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology, Opg Offenbacher Projekt, PE International, Prologis, Regensburg University, RICS, Sebastian Reich Consult, Trans4Impact GmbH, Union Investment Real Estate, Valad Europe and WWF.


Delegate Feedback

Below you will find a selection of feedback from delegates who attended the 40 Percent Symposium Frankfurt 2013:

  • “The 40 Percent Symposium Frankfurt was well organised and professional to the detail.”

  • “Many thanks for organising this brilliant Symposium last week! It was a really exceptional opportunity to have such a wide range of experts in the field of sustainability in the same place.”

  • “I found the 40 Percent Symposium in Frankfurt really interesting. A very good summary of what is happening in Germany in relation to responsible property investment.  This is exactly what I was aiming to get from the day. Well done.”

  • “I very much appreciated both the very professional atmosphere and high standards of speakers and audience.”  

  • “Thank you for this forum of knowledge transfer and vivid discussion. You may be proud of this success.”  

  • "Many thanks again to you and your team for the very interesting conference yesterday. "