Welcome to The 40 Percent Symposium

The impact of climate change on commercial real estate can no longer be ignored. As our key note speaker at the 2013 London Symposium, Professor Sir John Beddington, said “There is a direct link between greenhouse gases which entered the atmosphere in the 1990’s and the extreme weather events we are now experiencing. GHGs now in the atmosphere will drive climate change into the 2030s”.

How therefore should the real estate industry plan for the next 20 years and beyond when our climate is already predetermined?.

The 40 Percent Symposium is the leading conference programme in Europe with a focus on the impact that sustainability has on the value of real estate investments, occupation and the management of commercial property assets. The Symposium acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and provides delegates with an insight into how progressive companies manage the sustainability agenda.  You can keep up to date with the discussion via our Twitter and LinkedIn Page and our active LinkedIn discussion group.

The Symposium attracts an A list of real estate international speakers including: 

  • Ulrich Steinmetz, MD of Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management Alternatives and Real Assets,
  • Bill Hughes, MD Legal & General Property,
  • Dr Albrecht Reihlen, MD Deka Immobilien Investment,
  • Dr Brian Motherway, CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland,
  • Professor Dr Sven Bienert, MD IRE/BS University of Regensberg,
  • Andrew Creighton, MD UK Property, Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Dr David Lorenz, Professor Property Valuation and Sustainability, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.              

You can find further details of past speakers via our previous conference pages here.

The high quality of the programme enables the Symposium to appeal to a thoughtful, engaged and senior audience of committed real estate professionals and offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with leading industry figures.  Previous delegates at London and Frankfurt have included senior executives from: 

  • Henderson Global Investors,
  • Aviva Investors,
  • Deka Immobilien Investment,
  • Invesco,
  • Valad Europe,
  • GE Capital Real Estate,
  • Union Investment Real Estate,
  • Hammerson,
  • Bilfinger,
  • Prologis and many more.

Since 2010 we have held conferences in London and Frankfurt and we are  now developing our second conference in Frankfurt for November 2014. 

You can see the emerging programme for the Frankfurt 2014 Symposium here.  If you would like to register your interest for the Frankfurt 2014 conference please click here.


Interested in sponsoring the 40 Percent Frankfurt Symposium in 2014?

We have an enthusiastic and supportive group of sponsors and partners all committed to making the real estate industry more sustainable whilst maintaining value. We are regularly supported by the RICS, DGNB, GreenRating, GRESB, and Green Building Councils among many others.  The Symposium is an exclusive gathering of some of the most senior real estate executives in Europe and represents an opportunity for sponsors to meet with delegates and speakers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere as evidenced by this quote from one of our sponsors at the 2013 Frankfurt event.

“The atmosphere was such that everyone was willing to discuss and network so that you were able to have many different conversations and meet many valuable clients at the same time. I have never been to a conference of such high quality: interesting presentations and interested people, good location, good food…..Just perfect!”

Dr Birgit Memminger-Rieve, Managing Director – ES EnviroSustain GmbH

Sponsor – Frankfurt Symposium 2013


If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor at the premier European Sustainability Conference then please click here for more information

We will shortly be announcing details of our Frankfurt 2014 Symposium.  To be kept up to date with all the latest event details as well as news and discussion from the 40 Percent Symposium then please register here.