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Value in use: how to exceed the material value of a building?

For this 9th season of the Urban Chronicles™, we invite you to learn more about the value in use for commercial buildings. In a context of environmental, energy and societal transitions, digital transformations and new lifestyles, this data has become decisive in the real estate sector.

Before giving the floor to actors in our ecosystem who integrate use value into the way projects and actions are thought, let’s come back to this notion together.

Green SoluceValue in use: how to exceed the material value of a building?
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Second meeting with Luc Monteil and Pierre Darmet, President and Secretary of IBPC

In the previous episode of Urban Chronicles, we met two founding members of IBPC (International Biodiversity and Real Estate Council), Luc Monteil and Pierre Darmet, respectively President and Secretary of IBPC.

Having discussed the current situation of global biodiversity as well as the different roles of IBPC on urban biodiversity issues last week, Pierre Darmet and Luc Monteil now elaborate on how to accelerate the awareness of real estate stakeholders in favour of biodiversity and what means are available to include biodiversity in their projects.

Green SoluceSecond meeting with Luc Monteil and Pierre Darmet, President and Secretary of IBPC
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First meeting with Luc Monteil and Pierre Darmet, President and Secretary of IBPC

For this edition of the 8th season, two founding members of the International Biodivercity Property Council (IBPC), Luc Monteil, President of IBPC, and Pierre Darmet, Secretary of IBPC, give us their view on what is the current state of global biodiversity, and how does IBPC work to preserve biodiversity. The IBPC contributes to the development of professionals on the theme of biodiversity with the aim of moving from a pioneering movement to a general mobilization of all stakeholders.

During this cross-examination, we discussed the current situation of biodiversity in the world, where one million plans and animal species are threatened with extinction, and IBPC’s roles in urban biodiversity.

Green SoluceFirst meeting with Luc Monteil and Pierre Darmet, President and Secretary of IBPC
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Climate risk: the next priority for real estate?

Initially addressed from a mitigation perspective (reduction of greenhouse gas emissions), climate change is now a reality that must be taken into account. Climate is becoming a relevant and unprecedented element of risk to which the real estate sector must adapt.

On the occasion of the planned series of conference on Responsible Finance & Real Estate during 2019, the 1st conference was dedicated to the theme of climate risk (relive the best moments here), Green Soluce analyses the challenges of adaptation and resilience for the real estate sector.

Green SoluceClimate risk: the next priority for real estate?
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Interview with Jonathan Sebbane, Managing Director, Sogaris Group

This edition of Urban Chronicles™ focuses on the Grand Paris area. We interviewed Jonathan Sebbane, Managing Director of the Sogaris Group, expert on urban logistics. With Jonathan Sebbane, we discussed the Group’s development strategy to offer services that are perfectly aligned with the needs of the city’s stakeholders and the territory’s ambitions in terms of environmental excellence.

Dive into the heart of Parisian logistics and read about

  • delivery platforms adapted to autonomous electric vehicles,
  • transformation of underground parking into service and storage centres,
  • dedicated delivery platforms to help reduce city pollution.
Green SoluceInterview with Jonathan Sebbane, Managing Director, Sogaris Group
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Exclusive interview with Virginie Scalia, Sustainability Manager at HRO Group

On this episode of Urban ChroniclesTM, we interviewed Virginie Scaglia, Sustainability Manager at HRO Group, on the theme Sustainable Learning and HRO’s ambitions in terms of environmental certification, the consideration of health and well-being issues and their use of the WELL certification.

Green SoluceExclusive interview with Virginie Scalia, Sustainability Manager at HRO Group
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Our selection of the 4 highlights of MIPIM 2019, the world’s leading property market event

MIPIM, the must-attend international event for real estate professionals, has just ended in Cannes. It brought together the most influential players in the sector during four intense days of conferences and events, allowing participants to discover major innovative real estate projects and access international sources of capital.

For the 30th edition, the theme “Engaging the Future” was chosen, proposing participants to consider the next 30 years from the perspective of sustainable growth. During this event, the public sought to answer three essential questions:

  • What are the best strategies for creating long-term value?
  • What are the alternatives to ensure a better quality of life for all?
  • What are the most environmentally responsible practices so that existing resources be used more efficiently?

Let’s discover together the highlights of this anniversary edition!

Green SoluceOur selection of the 4 highlights of MIPIM 2019, the world’s leading property market event
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Meeting with Dominique Conti, Real Estate Operations Department, Social Security

The French Social Security Institution (in French: Sécurité Sociale) is divided into five branches: Disease, Accidents at Work, Family, Retirement, and Contributions. Within the Social Security institution, the Union of Social Security Branches or UCANSS (in French: Union des Caisses Nationales de Sécurité sociale) is entrusted by the national branches with missions on matters relating to the working conditions of the organizations’ personnel or on any subject of operation of organizations of common interest, particularly for real estate transactions.

The Sustainability and Real Estate Department of the UCANSS ensures the overall asset management and the safety of their real estate operations (approximately 4.5 million m², only tertiary), both on the budgetary, regulatory and legal aspects. Within this department, Dominique Conti is in charge of the real estate operations department.

Green SoluceMeeting with Dominique Conti, Real Estate Operations Department, Social Security
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Meeting with Eric Groven, Real Estate Director of the French Networks, Société Générale and Chairman of SOGEPROM, and Christophe Dumas, CEO of LaVilleE+

For this last episode of the 5th season of Urban Chronicles “CSR & Real Estate”, we met with Eric Groven, Real Estate Director of the French Networks, Société Générale and Chairman of SOGEPROM, as well as Sponsor of the Greater Paris urban development programme, and Christophe Dumas, CEO of the start-up LaVilleE+, resulting from Société Générale Group’s internal startup creation programme.

During this interview, we discussed Société Générale’s ambitions in terms of responsible  finance and their vision for the sustainable and agile city of tomorrow, commitments shared by Green Soluce. Also, discover how the startup LaVilleE+ wishes to become a reference partner for Société Générale and its customers.

Green SoluceMeeting with Eric Groven, Real Estate Director of the French Networks, Société Générale and Chairman of SOGEPROM, and Christophe Dumas, CEO of LaVilleE+
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Meeting with Eléonore Devaud, CSR Director – Altarea Cogedim

“Our vision of the city of tomorrow is a dense city with a lot of proximity and diversity, which responds to the challenge of low carbon.”

For episode 8 of Season 5 of Urban Chronicles™ on the theme “CSR & Real Estate”, Urban Chronicles™ interviewed exclusively Eléonore Devaud, CSR Director of Altarea Cogedim. Urban renewal in dense areas, certification as an awareness-raising tool or levers for reducing carbon footprints, discover this week the challenges at the heart of Altarea Cogedim’s CSR approach.

Green SoluceMeeting with Eléonore Devaud, CSR Director – Altarea Cogedim