Méka Brunel, new Chair of EPRA | Credits: EPRA
The news was advanced during the EPRA Annual Conference, which had the presence of the association’s CEO Dominique Moerenhout, and Vonovia’s CEO Rolf Buch, who had been the association’s Chair up until then.
Past three years as EPRA Board, Méka Brunel will use her role to bring an increased focus on Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives to the European property industry.
For Méka Brunel, «it is an honour and a privilege to succeed Rolf as Chair, and I thank him for his years of dedication to EPRA. There is no denying that EPRA, listed real estate and the wider global economy face great uncertainty in the coming months and years. But with this uncertainty comes a tremendous opportunity to create lasting change that pivots us towards a more inclusive, diverse and sustainable future».
And she further added that during the last few years «much has been done to elevate real estate to the status of an industry. Now we need to integrate this industry within a collaborative market», commented EPRA’s new president, highlighting that only diversity within the sector can bring «efficiency and added value».
Rolf Buch remarked that «it feels good to leave the position of Chair knowing how much we have accomplished in the past two years. I cannot think of a better candidate than Méka for the role and I have complete confidence that she can achieve a tremendous amount for the industry during her term».
During Buch’s two-year tenure as Chair of EPRA, the Association successfully oversaw the reappraisal of EPRA BPRs, the implementation of the Net Replacement Value, Net Tangible Asset and Net Disposal Value, and gained forty-five new members under his leadership, the release further added.