In brief: Fiera Real Estate appoints first head of ESG

Jessica Pilz will lead the $5.5bn AUM firm’s ESG efforts across its UK and Canada businesses.

Jessica Pilz, Fiera Real Estate

Fiera Real Estate, a $5.5 billion-AUM firm with operations in the UK and Canada, has appointed Jessica Pilz as its first global head of ESG.

London-based Pilz previously led the firm’s sustainability efforts in the UK as associate director of ESG.

Fiera’s “clients increasingly look to invest with a focus on environmental, social, and governance-related issues”, the firm said in a statement announcing Pilz’s appointment.

Fiera is seeking to raise £250 million ($339 million; €300 million) for its fifth opportunity fund, which launched in November 2019. The firm signed the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative last year.