KanAm Grund Group bundles internal ESG expertise: New ESG Strategy unit headed by Manuel Hein

KanAm Grund Group has reorganized its internal ESG expertise. At the beginning of August, the former Sustainability & Analysis and Sustainable Asset Strategy departments were merged to form the ESG Strategy department. Manuel Hein, who had previously led the Sustainable Asset Strategy department, has taken over as head of the new unit. In his new position as Director, Head of ESG Strategy, the 37-year-old is responsible for all internal ESG measures, both from a regulatory perspective and at property level. He reports to Jan Jescow Stoehr, Managing Director at KanAm Grund Group.     

The ESG Strategy unit is responsible for preparing, implementing and monitoring regulatory requirements relating to sustainability issues. It also focuses on the evaluation and operational implementation of ESG strategies at property level. This also includes ESG project and data management as well as reporting.

Jan Jescow Stoehr, says: "The ESG Strategy department plays a central role in our organization. It interfaces with almost all divisions of KanAm Grund Group. By merging the previous departments, we will be able to make our processes and activities in the area of sustainability even more efficient and transparent in the future with the help of Manuel Hein and his team. This will enable us to meet the grow-ing requirements and potential of the market and our investors even better."

Manuel Hein has proven expertise in the field of sustainability. He started his career at Drees & Sommer, the German market leader for consulting on all aspects of planning, building and operating real estate. There he advised clients from various sectors worldwide, in particular on efficient real estate operation, operator strategies, cost reductions and operator organization. He gained further experience in the field of renewable energies and the energy market as an Asset Manager for wind and solar parks at Green City Operations & Management GmbH. In addition, the engineer has been teaching the module Building Management at the TH Bingen/Rhein in the Master's program Energy, Building and Environmental Management for 7 years. Manuel Hein holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Energy and Environmental Management and a Master of Science in Energy and Facility Management. He achieved further competencies through additional training as a certified DGNB Consultant and DGNB ESG Manager.                    
The issue of sustainability is of great importance to the KanAm Grund Group.         
As part of the management of its open-ended mutual real estate fund LEADING CITIES INVEST, the real estate fund provider has been active in the field of sustainability for more than a decade and is one of the real estate asset managers that has built up special sustainability expertise in recent years.
In addition to the continuous optimization of the real estate portfolio initiated in 2008, e.g. in the form of certifications, the focus is on limiting the consequences of climate change. 
The aim is to further develop investors' real estate depending on the respective investment strategy, also under sustainability aspects and taking into account the increasing EU regulation as well as the growing ESG demands of tenants, buyers and portfolio holders.
The range of services was recently expanded to include an innovative 360° “Manage to green” offering for institutional investors. As an asset manager, KanAm Grund Group offers these investors the opportunity to implement tailored ESG solutions in the form of modern specialized real estate funds or in existing real estate portfolios.


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