Two of property’s best-known industry figures have announced the creation of a new advocacy, skills and risk management consultancy.
Deloitte duo Miles Keeping and Jon Lovell have formed Hillbreak to offer consultancy and training support across environmental policy, risk management and investment. The company’s ethos will be to “support, challenge and inspire” its clients and stakeholders.
The duo plan to help companies navigate what they claim are the multiple risks and opportunities presented by growing environmental, societal and policy pressures. They claim to be the first company offering investors, asset owners and cities both consultancy and training services and have already secured numerous blue chip clients, including former employers, Deloitte.
In recent years, both Keeping and Lovell have played crucial roles in shaping policy and industry practice through their involvement in the Investment Property Forum (IPF), British Property Federation (BPF) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), and by chairing pan-industry advisory groups to Government.
Keeping chairs the Green Property Alliance and is a director of the IPF. Lovell chairs the UK Sustainability Council and is a UK executive committee member of the ULI. He was also a founding board member of the instrumental Manchester-China Forum.
At Deloitte, the pair shared responsibility for real estate sustainability services and between them oversaw the real estate graduate experience and the learning and development programmes for Deloitte Real Estate, as well as China markets for Deloitte in the UK regions. They will retain a close working relationship with Deloitte, reflecting the strength of the relationships they have built during their time with the firm.
Miles Keeping, co-founder of Hillbreak, said:
“We think there’s a real market opportunity to offer bespoke, nimble advice across a multitude of functions and are really excited about the impact we think we can help our clients make, both in the UK and internationally.”
Jon Lovell, co-founder of Hillbreak, said:
“Our independence enables us to engage more positively and overtly in advocacy activities and to fundamentally challenge and inspire clients at all levels. Our ambition is to continue delivering best-in-class training and advice to our clients, but also to help further the sector’s ambition, thinking and external reputation.”
Nigel Shilton, managing partner of Deloitte Real Estate, said:
“It has been a pleasure to work with Miles and Jon as both tirelessly tackle sustainability in the property agenda. I look forward to continuing working closely with them as Deloitte retains Hillbreak as an advisor. I wish them every success.”
Notes to Editors
Hillbreak is the new name in training and advisory services for organisations seeking competitive advantage in a changing urban world. Its mission is to expedite the transition to a sustainable policy, business and investment environment by bringing intelligence, challenge and inspiration to its clients and stakeholders.
Please see www.hillbreak.com for further information about Hillbreak.
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