About Us

We launched Hillbreak in 2015 to help real estate organisations optimise the impact and productivity of their built and human assets.

We do this through a unique blend of consultancy and training services.

Our consultancy services, which are particularly focused on Environmental, Social & Governance matters, combine strategy, foresight, risk management and advocacy. In this way, we help organisations and their leaders address and embrace changing market and regulatory demands, all the while engaging positively with their stakeholders.

We provide real estate education and training across a range of property disciplines and this provides the perfect complement to the advice we give. In addition to running training programmes for client organisations, we also support individual professionals, from graduate to Executive level, to achieve the best possible results for their own careers, whilst at the same time driving better performance into their businesses.

Our training services include our package of market-leading APC Success courses, through which we provide guidance, coaching and support to graduates as they seek professional qualification with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

We have established, over many years of working together, a combined reputation as leading advisors, thought-leaders, trainers and facilitators within the property and built environment sector.

It is our privilege to work with many of the best real estate organisations in the world, and we are proud of the impact we deliver with them.

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Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to accelerate the global shift to a sustainable policy, business and investment environment in both public and private markets, with a particular focus on real assets and the built environment.

Our Philosophy

We bring objectivity and creativity to further our clients efforts to integrate the principles of sustainable development and responsible investment into their policies, business operations and investment decisions.

We unashamedly fuse commerciality and thought-leadership to advance triple-bottom line outcomes for our clients.

We do not believe that advocacy compromises independence or impartiality. Whatever our work, we are unswerving in our commitment to rigour and objectivity.

We believe passionately in collaboration and partnership – between people, organisations and sectors. We are expert in brokering dialogue and facilitating the pursuit of shared goals, especially in the context of industry and government engagement to improve policy effectiveness.

We understand that environmental, political, social and economic change presents opportunities as well as risks. We are mindful of both equally, and seek to harness opportunity whilst mitigating risk to enhance investment returns and business performance for our clients.

We believe in empowerment through knowledge and understanding. In the context of training, research, advisory work and strategy development, we take the time to build  our clients’ capacity to deliver solutions and manage performance outcomes.

Why Work With Us?

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Industry-leading expertise

We combine top-drawer capabilities in strategy, advocacy and risk management to help our clients navigate and respond to the dynamics of a changing world, whilst at the same time building the knowledge and capacity of teams at all levels in relation to responsible business, professional practice and sustainability.

We’re entirely impartial

We are completely independent, and therefore impartial.

We are in control of our own direction and are not subservient to shareholder intervention.

Miles Keeping, Director, Hillbreak.
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We aren’t held back by corporate red tape

We take a diligent and robust approach to Quality & Risk Management, but we are not impeded by extensive corporate compliance procedures.

This means that we can be agile and highly responsive to our clients needs.

We’re well-connected

Our network of trusted relationships is extensive and diverse; we can call upon first-class technical expertise when we need to and we can broker introductions and conversations for our clients where these would add value to their interests.

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Our reputation is second-to-none

Our founders have established, over many years, a reputation as market-leading advisors and pioneering thinkers.

It’s something we are very proud of and we are committed to living up to and exceeding that reputation in everything we do.

Industry Affiliations

Hillbreak is a highly active contributor to, and collaborator with, a host of industry bodies and related organisations. We see this as an important function of our mission to enhance standards and practices within our sector, but we also believe strongly that it brings additional value to our clients because we can draw from, and introduce them to, extensive networks and insights from the UK and globally.

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Hillbreak is an RICS regulated firm, a designation awarded to firms which can demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the highest of ethical standards.

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Future of London

Miles and Jon are both Senior Advocate Members of Real Estate Balance, an association run by a group of female and male leaders from different organisations and disciplines engaged in real estate who are focussed on addressing the gender imbalance in our sector.

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Investment Property Forum

Miles is an Operational Board Member of the Investment Property Forum and chairs its Sustainability Interest Group.

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Future of London

Hillbreak is a signatory to the #DiversityPledgeLDN, a pan-London pledge to help development & infrastructure better reflect London’s diversity.

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Urban Land Institute

Jon sits on the Executive Committee of ULI UK, chairs its Sustainability Council, and sits on the Sustainable Development Council of ULI Europe.

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UK Green Building Council

We are active Members of the UK Green Building Council, and Miles is a UK-GBC Ambassador.

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Green Property Alliance

Miles chairs the Green Property Alliance, a property industry alliance body which acts as an umbrella for industry organisations with an interest in the sustainable development, ownership and occupation of commercial property.

Meet the Team

Miles Keeping & Jon Lovell founded Hillbreak in 2015, having previously led the UK and global Real Estate Sustainability practices of professional services firm, Deloitte.

They have established, over a number of years of working together, a combined reputation as leading sustainability advisors, thought-leaders and facilitators, especially within the property and built environment sector.

Miles Keeping

Miles Keeping

Founder-Director

Miles Keeping

Founder-Director

Miles is renowned for his orchestration of multi-stakeholder collaboration, his training expertise and his knowledge of responsible property investment.

Read Miles’ profile.

Jon Lovell

Jon Lovell

Founder-Director

Jon Lovell

Founder-Director

Jon is a prominent thought-leader, strategic thinker and expert communicator with a passion for and expertise in responsible business and environmental stewardship.

Read Jon’s profile.

Associates

Caroline McGill

Caroline McGill

Sustainable Finance and Investment Fund Specialist

Caroline McGill

Sustainable Finance and Investment Fund Specialist

Caroline has extensive experience developing and growing new financial services businesses and products, including many with specific environmental or social objectives.  Caroline’s professional interest centres on building investments which can be economically sound while contributing to environmental and social progress.

Read Caroline’s profile.

Matthew Tippett

Matthew Tippett

ESG Data & Reporting Specialist

Matthew Tippett

ESG Data & Reporting Specialist

Matthew has 20 years of expertise in sustainability performance measurement, data management, benchmarking, analysis and data visualisation, target-setting and tracking, net zero pathways, quality assurance and corporate disclosure & reporting.

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Amie Shuttleworth

Amie Shuttleworth

Sustainable Development & Construction Specialist

Amie Shuttleworth

Sustainable Development & Construction Specialist

Amie’s expertise lies in understanding complex scientific and engineering problems and helping businesses develop simple solutions and deliverable plans to address them. She has extensive experience in the construction and engineering sectors.

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Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore

Regulatory & Governance Specialist

Jessica Moore

Regulatory & Governance Specialist

Jessica blends a City heritage with years of hands-on conservation work. “Green finance” brings together these two worlds; Jessica understands perspectives across the breadth of this young field, both clients’ commercial concerns, and the practical realities of executing pro-planet programmes.

Read Jessica’s profile.

Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher

Communication & Stakeholder Engagement

Helen Fisher

Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

Helen has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of sustainability and stakeholder engagement. She specialises in analysing and communicating complex environmental and social issues.

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Niall O’Shea

Niall O’Shea

Responsible Investment Specialist

Niall O’Shea

Responsible Investment Specialist

Niall has an extensive track record in leading the responsible investment teams of major asset management institutions, with deep ESG knowledge and expertise across multiple asset classes which he now applies in an advisory capacity.

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Craig Clark

Craig Clark

Business Support

Craig Clark

Business Support

Craig has previously worked professionally as an Internal Communications Officer for an international disability charity, writing communications and comms planning for chief executive and senior staff. His career experience also includes logistics coordination for Oxfam retail and production at BBC Radio 2.

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For a takeaway view of our unique blend of services, download the Hillbreak brochure.

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