Savills announces head of Savills Earth

David Jackson

Savills has announced the appointment of UK Board Director, David Jackson, as head of its energy and sustainability division Savills Earth.

Consisting of more than 80 energy and sustainability specialists, Savills Earth advisory service supports clients on their sustainability, energy and carbon strategies. In his new role David will draw on the expertise within the division and the extensive related skillsets across Savills more broadly to advise clients on their strategies for low carbon energy and sustainability goals and translate these strategies into a reality through measurable actions.

David brings over 30 years’ experience in the property industry during which he has advised on a diverse range of projects including new communities, major infrastructure and mixed-use regeneration. Most recently he has advised Thomas White (Oxford) Ltd in relation to Oxford North, a transformative mixed-use development to serve Oxford’s thriving science and technology community. The project incorporates many sustainability features including: Biodiversity Net Gain; a first phase powered entirely by electricity including an Energy Sharing Loop; BREEAM ‘Excellent’ across all commercial buildings; 800+ EV charging points; and a comprehensive range of social value measures including an apprenticeship programme.

James Sparrow, CEO of Savills UK & EMEA, comments: “Sustainability is at the heart of the very best property advisory and is central to everything we do as a business going forward, and the advice we give our clients. Savills Earth brings together our broad ranging team of experts to deliver the very best sustainability strategies through practical advice that transforms working practices and exceeds sustainability targets and commitments. Each and every one of our clients is different and their sustainability ambitions reflect this. We are all on a journey as the UK transitions to Net Zero and we want to be able to support our clients to the best of our abilities.”

David Jackson adds: “As an industry we are uniquely placed to plan, build and manage the built and natural environment in a way that responds to the pressing range of environmental and social issues that society is faced with. The transition to Net Zero alone raises many possibilities, from creating new futures for existing buildings through retrofitting, applying new technologies to improve property performance, or changing how we manage land to deliver nature-based solutions,. By bringing our expertise together within Savills Earth we are able to offer comprehensive advice and integrated approaches to our clients’ sustainability and carbon-reduction strategies.”