People Moves: CBRE appoints Sophie Priest as first ever corporate Social Value Manager in the United Kingdom


Press Release -- CBRE has appointed Sophie Priest as its first corporate Social Value Manager in the UK – boosting its ESG and Public Sector expertise.

Priest joins the global real estate advisor from consultancy firm, The Connectives, where she supported public and private organisations to identify, measure, and communicate the social and environmental impact of their activities, including large-scale regeneration projects.

Responsible for embedding social value into CBRE's internal practices and client work, Priest will be based in CBRE's Manchester office, working across its national ESG and Public Sector teams and will report into Elizabeth Kingdom, Associate Director, Corporate ESG.

Commenting on the appointment, Allan Wickham, Head of ESG Occupier, said: "Sophie brings great experience and a deep understanding of the importance of embedding social value and ESG into business practices. Appointing Sophie will ensure that we as a business can maximise positive social outcomes from the work we produce and create long-term value for our clients across private and public sectors."

Martin Guest, Head of Public Sector at CBRE, added: "Our ability to deliver social value from our public sector contracts and the wider business is paramount. We have to look beyond the financial cost of a contract, and real estate advice we provide, and really consider how we can improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the people and places impacted. We're delighted to have Sophie join us."

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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at


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