Madrid. 8 March 2017 – NEINVER, a Spanish company specialised in investment, development and management of property assets—the second-largest operator of outlet centres in Europe and the largest in Spain and Poland— has been awarded the “BREEAM/GRESB Corporate Investment in Responsible Real Estate” Award at the BREEAM Awards 2017, held last night in London. This award acknowledges NEINVER’s commitment to the use of building certifications in managing its portfolio.
The winners of the “BREEAM/GRESB Corporate Investment in Responsible Real Estate” Award were chosen based on the total existing portfolio certified through generally accepted building certifications, as well as the level of commitment to drive the achievement of higher levels through corporate policies. This is the first time that BREEAM and GRESB jointly recognise socially responsible investment at the BREEAM Awards.
Roppenheim The Style Outlets in France was shortlisted for the Retail (In-Use) category.
This recognition comes shortly after NEINVER successfully completed BREEAM In-Use recertification of all the outlet centres in Europe under the company’s management for a minimum of 2 years, with scores rising at 92% of the centres. These results reinforce the excellent sustainability and energy efficiency of the company’s asset management and its commitment to ongoing improvement.
Additionally, Roppenheim The Style Outlets in France was shortlisted in the category Retail (In-Use) also in these awards. The centre renewed its BREEAM In-Use certification in 2015, making it the first outlet centre in Europe to obtain a rating of “Outstanding” for building management.
NEINVER’s commitment to sustainable management
In line with its long-term commitment to sustainability, NEINVER manages its centres according to strict criteria for environmental management and energy efficiency, which are increasingly a priority for both operators and investors and one of the challenges the sector now faces. The company has strengthened its position by implementing management policies and systems to ensure its properties’ sustainability, and pioneered the adoption of BREEAM standards in every phase of its assets’ development. NEINVER also works with the brands that operate in its centres by sharing best practices for sustainability.