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Der Immobilienbrief, February 25, 2011

Bärbel Schomberg Appointed to ECE Sustainability Advisory Board

Hamburg: In January 2011, Bärbel Schomberg was appointed to the Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) of ECE, a real estate project developer based in Hamburg. ECE is Germany’s first real estate company to set up an advisory committee staffed with external and independent sustainability experts.

As an important achievement, the company developed a manual for sustainable shopping centres together with the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe. Even now, projects are being developed in accordance with the criteria defined therein. Ten ECE shopping centres have already been certified by the DGNB German Society for Sustainable Construction so far, eight thereof with the Gold and two with the Silver certificate.

Prior to setting up her consultancy firm Schomberg & Co., Bärbel Schomberg served in senior positions in the real estate and financial industry for nearly 30 years. As member of the Real Estate Committee of the interest group BVI Federal Investment and Asset Management Association, and in her roles as managing director of the real estate fund companies of Commerzbank and Dresdner Bank, respectively, she was among the first real estate managers who put the sustainability issue on the agenda both in a technical and in an operative sense.

The PDF file for this article is available in German, too.