LifeProven, the ESG property services company, has entered into its first formal partnership, with the interiors fit-out principal contractor Artemis Interior Services Limited.
This collaboration of common goals will see Artemis find a competitive edge in providing its established and prospective clients with LifeProven’s independent insights as part of its offer. This, in turn, will allow LifeProven to grow its own client base accordingly too.
“We have some major Landlords/Developers amongst our clients who will be of obvious interest to LifeProven, and for us we’re looking to differentiate ourselves from standard contractors through having an ESG champion like LifeProven connected to our business” explains Tony Martin, Managing Director of Artemis.
“As much as we do not provide in house design for our clients, we engage with a design partner who we feel is a true fit to the Client, and we will now be able to do the same for all ESG matters” Tony adds, “We will not be offering a prescriptive opinion on ESG but a transparent, independent one, that matters both for property owners and of course tenants, who are increasingly looking for ESG credentials. There is a substantial demand for ESG insights, that makes for a lot of opportunity there, quite aside from the legacy we would hope to leave in helping ESG thinking become standard. We find that whilst there is certainly a growing emphasis on E, because it is measurable and because the conversation around the environment is topical, there is less emphasis on the S and G that the property sector needs to have also.”
Artemis is based in Moorgate, a location within the City of London, and works on a wide range of projects for Landlords, Occupiers and professional teams. It counts among its Landlord/Developer clients the likes of Landsec, Legal & General, M&G Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Life, Landid and Hines UK. Occupier clients include NTT Data, Hannover Re, IQUW, Tokio Marine HCC, BGF, Deutsche Finance and BNP Paribas Banking.
Jordan Relfe, co-founder of LifeProven, stresses that while LifeProven is already deeply connected with ESG implementation at the investment, operations and design levels of real estate, it is the construction phase that is set to see ESG’s strongest growth over coming years, given the increasing need to retrofit existing stock to meet ESG standards.
“There is a massive opportunity there for us through Artemis,” says Jordan. “There is also a great opportunity simply for LifeProven and Artemis to exchange their specialist insights from the strategy and supply chain levels respectively, in being able to combine those two perspectives the partnership has the potential to be market-leading in its ability to deliver future-proofing to any portfolio. We are very excited about this new relationship and what it could lead to.”