Frankfurt am Main, Germany & Los Angeles, April 6, 2023 – Partner Property Consultants (Partner) expanded its presence in Germany with the addition of Gabriele “Gaby” Lüft, PhD. Dr. Lüft will lead operations as Technical Director and serve as a member of Partner’s European Advisors Board based in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Lüft is a highly respected senior industry expert and brings more than 30 years of experience and leadership within the environmental and sustainability consulting fields to Partner.
Most recently, Dr. Lüft served for nearly a decade as Head of Environmental Services for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business region at CBRE, a global real estate services provider, based in Frankfurt. During this time, she also focused on ESG consulting in the real estate industry. As Managing Director in several other international consultancies, she provided extensive operational direction in Europe, involving budget, revenue, team, and sales functions. Her responsibilities additionally included the management of pan-European projects, client relationships, and product development.
Joseph Derhake PE, founder and CEO of Los Angeles-headquartered Partner, said, “Partner’s goal is to make real estate investing easier, faster, and safer for our clients through technologically advanced environmental and technical due diligence. The addition of Dr. Lüft establishes a key fixture of Partners’ European landscape and our growth plans in Europe. Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. Lüft has built and led international, industry-leading teams in Germany and across Europe.”
Dr. Lüft will report to David Linkson, MRICS, Principal and Director of European Operations, who said, “I am very excited to welcome Dr. Gaby to our growing team of experts and professionals within the European team. Her renowned knowledge and standing within our industry will certainly add to the expertise and advice our clients can call upon to support their investment and sustainability choices. Welcome Dr. Gaby!!”
Prior to joining the company, Dr. Lüft managed environmental and technical due diligence projects covering more than 1,000 buildings per year. The projects served a European-wide customer base via a pan-European delivery platform. She provided environmental and technical advice on real estate and industrial transactions, finance for banks, private equity firms, and investors. She successfully established teams of high performing professionals. She also has corporate law transactional experience involving post-merger integration, restructuring and change management, as well as economic crisis management.
Dr. Lüft earned a doctorate in agricultural engineering from Justus Liebig University Giessen. She has previously served as Managing Director at CBRE PREUSS VALTEQ (2014 to 2022), Co-Founder of VALTEQ (2012 – acquired by CBRE in 2014), European Practice Leader at LandAmerica Financial Group, a listed U.S. company (2004 to 2009), and M&A Business Unit Manager at ERM: Environmental Resources Management (1993 to 2004).
About Partner Property Consultants
Partner Property Consultants, the international subsidiary of Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., is the most trusted choice for third-party due diligence and consulting in the commercial real estate industry, providing full-service consultancy, environmental and energy services throughout Europe and around the globe. With a multidisciplinary approach, Partner serves clients at all stages from initial due diligence and design to development and construction, as well as the ongoing maintenance and optimization of a real estate asset.
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