Susanne Eickermann-Riepe

Chair of the Advisory Board, RICS Germany

Susanne Eickermann-Riepe FRICS was appointed as chairwoman of RICS Germany in May 2020. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a professional organization that is active worldwide and represents over 130,000 real estate experts around the globe. The RICS stands for the professional practice of the profession in all areas of the real estate industry, across all types of use. It regulates and promotes the profession on the basis of high professional standards and strict professional ethics (

She is also deputy chairwoman of the Institute for Corporate Governance in the Real Estate Industry (ICG). The institute aims to contribute to the transparency and quality of companies in the real estate industry (

She has been active in the real estate industry for many years, including 18 years as a partner at PwC WP GmbH. She managed PwC Real Estate Germany with 33 partners and directors and around 450 employees ( and was a member of the EMEA and Global Real Estate Leadership Board until June 2020.

Her experience is based on strategic and operational consulting for financial service providers, real estate and alternative funds and real estate companies. Her work has focused on business model development, restructuring and performance optimization, process management and control design, and risk and compliance management. She has also been involved in the development of topics related to sustainability (ESG) and new technologies (PropTechs, AI) and is committed to overarching standards in the real estate industry.

Takes part in

  • ESG in Real State SummitView Full Event
  • 16:45 - 17:30

    International Locknote Panel: Examining the European approach to ESG and sustainability in real estate

    In this session, we look to the leaders of Europe to see how they are incorporating ESG to drive the industry forward. How have European capital markets impacted the industry and what can Australian companies learn from them? In particular, we explore:

    • What is the European approach and how is the European Commission shaping the Green Deal?
    • What impact has Covid-19 had on the value chains and how does it influence the implementation of the Green Deal?
    • How does the sector sustain the biggest challenge – existing real estate – is it possible to be more ambitious than the 2050 targets?
    • How to balance the ESG needs of investors and tenants?
    • What is the impact of Green Bonds on the real estate sector?
    • How do you change the mindset change to make leaps reducing the total building footprint of the total lifecycle?
    Panellists include:
    Gabriele Volz Chief Executive Officer, CommerzReal AG - Germany
    Roger Baumann Chief Operating Officer, Zurich Insurance Company - Switzerland
    Tanja Severin Managing Director, Siemens Real Estate - Germany
    Frank Hovorka Advisory Council President, RICS France
    Nina Reid Head of Responsible Property Investment, M&G Real Estate
    Moderated by:
    Susanne Eickermann-Riepe Chair of the Advisory Board, RICS Germany

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