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Longevity Partners, the World's Fastest-Growing ESG Advisory Firm, Opens US Headquarters in Austin, Texas

Longevity Partners, the leading service provider for energy and sustainability advice across the world's largest property funds, just announced the opening of a brand new US headquarters in Austin, Texas. Longevity Partners is the first European responsible real estate advisory firm to open offices in the United States as the firm continues its global expansion. The company manages more than $120bn of commercial and residential real estate ESG programs across 38 countries.

The North American subsidiary, 100% owned by Longevity Partners Limited, will be managed by the group Founder and CEO Etienne Cadestin. Satellite offices in San Francisco and New York will open in early 2021 adding to the company's existing European networks in London, Paris, Munich, and Amsterdam.

The expansion comes at a time when new municipal and national carbon reduction targets are demanding property investors and managers consider responsible solutions for new and existing assets. There is growing understanding from the investment community on the business imperative to minimize reputational risk and increase regulatory compliance while delivering carbon neutrality and unlocking long term value creation.

"We are humbled to respond to our growing customer demand overseas by making a significant self-funded investment with three new offices in the United States," says Etienne Cadestin, Founder and CEO of Longevity Partners. "Over the last two years, there has been a colossal push to address climate risk and our clients understand the correlation between global warming and the vulnerability of their investments. I can't think of a better place than Austin to start this journey and we are now able to advise Texan corporates and pension funds on climate risk adaptation and transition solutions."

The Longevity team is comprised of passionate experts determined to support businesses around the world in the transition to a low carbon economy. Expansion plans are driven by the ever-growing demand for climate-focused investments, the race to achieve net-zero carbon, and a framework of tighter environmental regulations to reach strict climate goals.

To help with this ambitious project, Anneli Tostar, newly appointed Business Growth Associate of Longevity Partners USA will be in charge of business developments throughout the West Coast. Anneli has an MSc in Sustainable Urban Planning & Design from KTH in Stockholm, and a B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Science & Public Policy from Harvard University. She has previously worked at The Better Buildings Partnership, where she oversaw stakeholder engagement for a collaboration of UK real estate firms, focused on sustainability.

"I couldn't be more excited to be joining Longevity in the U.S. as a Business Growth Associate. As someone who grew up in the U.S. and is passionate about environmental equity, the opportunity to bring the expertise of Longevity over to the States is a fortuitous one," notes Anneli Tostar, Business Growth. "I'm lucky to have been exposed to some of the most ambitious places for sustainability. Making progress on climate action in the built environment is no small feat, but it's hard to imagine a more qualified team."

To learn more about how Longevity can guide your company on the path to net-zero carbon, visit: www.longevity.co.uk.

About Longevity Partners

Founded in 2015, Longevity Partners works to make the built environment more responsible, carbon-neutral, and resilient. Longevity Partners provides first-class energy and sustainability advice to the biggest names in the sector, operating across the entire commercial & residential property industry in 38 countries. It believes in long-term partnerships to drive the transition to a low carbon economy through the implementation of innovative tactics.

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