News 31st March 2022 esg

Vicky Cotton, ESG Director at Workman, has been elected as the new Chair of the Managing Agents Partnership (MAP), a sister organisation of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP).

Vicky has been a board member since 2015 and will take up the role of Board Chair on 1 April from Carl Brooks, Director – Head of Sustainability, Property Management at CBRE, who has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of the Managing Agents Partnership.

The Managing Agents Partnership (MAP) is a collaboration of the UK’s leading property managers who are committed to improving the sustainable management of commercial real estate.

The MAP is currently comprised of 10 members who manage over 29,000 commercial properties across the UK. The group hosts roundtables on various topics concerned with the sustainability of property management services, and also creates outputs which articulates guidance on these issues.

The aim of the group is to provide greater clarity, transparency and standardisation around the sustainability services that managing agents should provide. In so doing, it is acknowledged that specific skills, knowledge and resources are required to effectively manage the risks and realise the opportunities around delivering sustainability.

Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO, Better Buildings Partnership said:

“Vicky is an extremely active member of the MAP Board and has already made a significant contribution to the Partnership’s work programme, so we are delighted that she will be taking up the position as Chair. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Carl Brooks for his commitment to MAP over many years – we fully intend to build on these strong foundations to amplify the impact of MAP.”

Vicky Cotton, Chair, BBP and ESG Director, Workman said:

“I’m excited and honoured to be elected to this role by my peers in the managing agent community, at such a pivotal time for the real estate industry, to tackle climate change and broader ESG challenges. I’m confident we can build on the fantastic work by my predecessor, Carl Brooks in driving ESG to the top of the industry’s agenda, not least by ensuring the adoption of important initiatives like the Responsible Property Management Toolkit and Managing for Performance, to translate the industry’s aspirations into tangible action.”