Tim Shen is Head of Sustainability for Asia. He is responsible for developing and implementing environmental and green building strategy across the region, overseeing provision of services to clients throughout Asia.
Tim is a consultant to real estate developers, investors and occupiers on strategies and solutions related to environmental, green building and corporate sustainability objectives, helping them to achieve operating efficiencies and competitive business advantages through their real estate portfolios while improving the environmental and social impacts of projects. His project experience includes LEED® certification, Global Reporting Initiative reporting (GRI), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) consulting, Facility sustainability audits, stakeholder engagement programs, and corporate sustainability consulting.
Tim is also responsible for thought leadership and stakeholder engagement on sustainability issues. He is an editor and contributing author to the company’s Sustainability Asia Pacific research publication and has presented at various conferences, including the USGBC’s GreenBuild and for CoreNet Global, IFMA, and Responsible Investor. Tim has taught at the sustainability courses of CoreNet Global’s Master of Corporate Real Estate program in Hong Kong and Tokyo, and is currently serving as the APAC representative on their Global Sustainability Knowledge Advisory Panel. He is also an active member of the USGBC’s LEED International Roundtable, recently having coordinated the development of Greater China Regional Priority Credits for the v2009 and new LEED v4 rating systems. In November 2013 Tim became a member of the newly created GRESB APAC Benchmarking Committee and is also a member of the APREA Sustainability Committee.
Within CBRE, Tim guides corporate environmental strategy, representing Asia on the company’s Global Sustainability Steering Committee. He coordinates CBRE’s carbon accounting process in Asia and targets opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.
Tim joined CBRE in 2006 and since that time has helped to create and lead CBRE’s Asia Pacific Environmental Sustainability Committee, regional LEED AP program and CBRE Asia’s participation in Earth Hour with WWF, which has grown since 2009 to include 170 million sq ft of CBRE Asia managed properties.