Honest Buildings, a real estate network that connects decision makers to solutions providers for millions of commercial real estate buildings, has expanded its platform into the UK.
Honest Buildings has unlocked information for over 14.1 million square metres (more than 9,500 commercial buildings) in the UK, with influential real estate firms including Aviva Investors, British Land, and Henderson Global Investors, among many others, already using the platform.
"Whether you're in London or Liverpool, are a billion-pound property owner or a small retail tenant, we're thrilled to offer a new way to make real estate decisions faster and more efficiently than ever before," says Nick Katz, head of market development Europe for Honest Buildings. "The HB Network now has an online profile for nearly every UK property, making it easy to compare companies, projects and professionals and find the best solution for your real estate needs."
As part of the launch, BRE Global has partnered with Honest Buildings to bring a new level of transparency to UK commercial real estate. For the first time on a web platform other than its own, BRE Global will display the environmental performance certifications of thousands of buildings that are certified under the BREEAM standard.
"We are delighted to partner with Honest Buildings to display information on thousands of internationally recognised BREEAM-rated buildings," says Richard Hardy, managing director at BRE Global. "BREEAM is the most well established sustainable buildings standard, and the Honest Buildings partnership provides further recognition to the clients, developers and others to show major improvements in the sustainability performance of new and existing buildings."
Building solutions providers, from larger engineering and design firms like ARUP and Buro Happold, to smaller carbon consultancy and energy efficiency firms like Carbon Saver UK and Carbon Clear, are joining the HB Network to showcase their portfolio of projects, increase awareness, and win new business.
"The Honest Buildings Network is such a useful resource and so handy to display our portfolio of work," says Janet Beckett, managing director of Carbon Saver UK. "There's the possibility to get discovered by all sorts of property decision makers, partners and others, as well as the unlimited upside of gaining new business from HB Match."
Honest Buildings launched in New York on 22 March 2012 and in less than one year has grown to a network of millions of buildings across the globe and tens of thousands of real estate companies and professionals. To help decision makers take advantage of the breadth and depth of the rapidly expanding network, the company recently introduced HB Match, a premium consultation service that helps real estate decision makers source, qualify and select building professionals for their next project.
For decision makers, HB Match executes a detailed evaluation of thousands of professionals based on their custom criteria, and quickly delivers a shortlist of candidates with the best track record. Decision makers at publicly traded companies to tenants of small offices have used HB Match to find architects, engineers, contractors, energy efficiency firms, interior designers, furniture providers, software solution providers and more.