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ESG Lead for Capital Markets

Date: 25-Nov-2022

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 26962 
Job Title ESG Lead for Capital Markets 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Commercial 
Sub Division Consultancy 
Department Energy and Natural Resources (10000220) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


SENIOR ESG SPECIALIST, Capital Markets Transactional Team

Baker Street, London Head Office


Knight Frank is the leading independent property consultancy globally and offers agency and professional advice across the Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors.


The business is expanding rapidly across all areas of Environmental, Social and Governance; including both how our own business operates and the advice that we provide to our clients.  A major part of this expansion is integrating ESG advisory capability into the heart of our transactional teams across the business.


Your dedicated role will be to drive and develop our ESG expertise specifically within the Capital Markets service line and manage downstream work in collaboration with the wider business. You will provide a fundamental link between the Capital Markets teams and our market leading Energy, Sustainability & Natural Resources and Project & Building Consultancy teams.

As such, for this role you will be fully embedded within our market leading Capital Markets team. Our teams consistently sit within the top 3 UK advisors in terms of transactional market share and operate across all sectors throughout the UK.


This is a highly collaborative and stable team, which will provide you with the opportunity to work with an exceptionally broad and loyal client base.


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Providing ESG support and advice to our Capital Markets teams, helping to support and drive transactional activity and client engagement. Your expertise will span across Environmental, Social and Governance issues with an overarching understanding of our clients and how they are approaching ESG.


  • Providing ESG advice as a central part of structured and speculative sales pitches. You will form a key part of both pitch and sales project teams and should feel confident presenting and answering questions on a variety of ESG related topics.


  • Providing buy side due diligence ESG advice on acquisitions undertaken by the Capital Markets teams on behalf of our clients.


  • Advising clients on ESG strategies for their existing assets and portfolios, working closely with our Energy, Sustainability & Natural Resources and Project & Building Consultancy teams to refer and share business.


  • Understanding our client’s ESG strategies and how this is integrated into their acquisition and disposal approach(es).Developing the significant downstream post acquisition potential of the Capital Markets client base to drive and refer opportunities to the wider business and ensure our continued involvement with projects throughout the building lifecycle.


  • Representing Knight Frank at external networking events, functions and support in the delivery of thought leadership to the market. This will include taking part in external facing presentations, panel discussions and webinars/podcasts.


Knight Frank advises investors, developers and occupiers of property globally on their transition to net zero. This includes a wide range of services, such as: portfolio ESG strategy, carbon profiling, due diligence assessments, energy and utilities procurement, renewables, e-mobility, environmental compliance, greenhouse gas offset solutions, clean technology sourcing, sustainability asset ratings, and the management of carbon reduction projects across all types of property.

The successful candidate will be a highly capable and driven individual with an interest in real estate investment who already has a solid and credible level of experience and knowledge but is also keen to continue their learning and development in the ESG field.


Particular Aptitudes / Skills Required


  • Degree level and with a post-graduate qualification relevant to your field of work. (postgraduate degree is not essential);
  • Be a thoughtful, proactive and energetic team member.
  • Be an effective & confident communicator, both verbally and in written presentations.
  • Have experience working within the real estate sector.
  • Be passionate about the positive social impact that real estate can have and reducing the climate change impact of the real estate sector.
  • Have a commercial understanding of the real estate sector and the work conducted by real estate advisors.
  • Be knowledgeable of the various reporting systems, methodologies, approaches and strategies that are used to guide and measure ESG performance in the real estate sector.


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