SOURCE: PE INTERNATIONAL

PE INTERNATIONAL

September 23, 2014 08:00 ET

UBS's Global Real Estate Business Selects PE INTERNATIONAL as Software Vendor for Its Property Sustainability Scorecard

Company to Implement SoFi Software for Tracking of KPIs and Sustainability Targets

STUTTGART, GERMANY and BASEL, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - PE INTERNATIONAL, a global sustainability software and services firm, has been selected by UBS Global Asset Management's Real Estate business, (GRE) to help implement and manage the sustainability scorecard for its portfolio. Using PE INTERNATIONAL's SoFi software, UBS will use the scorecard to measure and track all KPIs and targets to meet its sustainability goals.

The overall goal for GRE is comprehensive reporting as an instrument for controlling the sustainable development of its 900 properties in Switzerland. The company will collect and document sustainability performance indicators for the complete portfolio, control the progress over time and use the extensive BI and benchmarking functions that SoFi software offers to systematically improve sustainability performance.

"Sustainability in our property portfolio management is a key success factor," said Urs Fäs, managing director, head of investment products at GRE in Switzerland and member of the GRE Sustainability Workgroup. "We see a clear business value in terms of tenant satisfaction, reduced cost and improvement in brand value. With its capability to easily gather complex data and provide in-depth analytics, SoFi software will help reach the targets within our sustainability scorecard."

"We look forward to working together with GRE to make them more successful and improve the sustainability performance of their property," said Matthias Münzing, sector lead, finance and building management, PE INTERNATIONAL. "Using SoFi to manage the sustainability scorecard, GRE is poised to take a leading role in sustainability management for its large property portfolio."

"Sustainability is no longer seen as a niche area but rather a key component of successful real estate management," said Thomas Wels, Head of Global Real Estate at UBS. UBS GRE is a leading fund house in Europe, the largest mutual fund manager in Switzerland and one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world.

About SoFi software
SoFi is PE INTERNATIONAL's powerful Enterprise Sustainability Performance software platform that allows companies to obtain financial-grade sustainability information and improve performance for their own operations, property, supply chain and products. Its unique performance analytics, intelligent diagnostics and planning tools coupled with the world's best content databases deliver the insights for users to realize the potential of sustainable business.

UBS is also utilizing the company's Building Portfolio Sustainability Management, is a unique sustainable real estate module that has been designed specifically for asset managers to benchmark building performance, increase energy efficiency across the portfolio and comply with green building certification standards.

About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is the global leader in sustainability performance management. Clients include more than 1,500 companies, academic institutions, governments and associations such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Kraft Foods, Siemens, Unilever, Volkswagen, the Bank of England and the European Commission. For more information: www.pe-international.com.

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