Property consultancy paves way for new role with director hire

Lydia Dutton

CBRE has appointed Lydia Dutton as director and regional sustainability lead – a new role at the property consultancy.

Dutton will join the firm’s 65-strong ESG Consultancy team and will be based in Birmingham with a national remit. She will be responsible for driving CBRE’s environmental and sustainability agenda in the regions, providing external advisory service for clients.

Dutton has worked for more than 15 years in sustainable real estate. She has amassed considerable experience through consultancy and in-house roles, across sectors including institutional investors, developers and higher education. Lydia also previously co-founded a circular economy tech start up.

She joins from the University of Birmingham, where she was sustainability manager with responsibility for developing ESG strategy. She led the development of the institute’s pathway to net zero and worked across the 34,000 students, 8,000 staff and the estate of more than 200 buildings to embed sustainability within the organisation.

Dutton previously worked for Argent as environment project manager at its King’s Cross scheme.

She said: “CBRE has set itself industry-leading net zero targets and I am looking forward to working with the business on this journey. For our clients, the imperative for action is real and the industry is responding, by working collaboratively we can achieve targets and make positive change.”

Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news...