Raider Hill Appoints Lukas Ceseña as Director of Sustainability
Raider Hill, a private real estate investment advisory firm, announced the expansion of its fully integrated suite of operational and advisory services with the launch of its Sustainability Advisory practice. As part of this strategic growth, Raider Hill also announced the hiring of Lukas Ceseña as Director of Sustainability.
In this role, Ceseña will oversee the firm’s sustainability efforts and strategy, supporting clients’ integration of ESG considerations and measures across the real estate value chain. In addition, Ceseña will lead the implementation of sustainability initiatives across Raider Hill’s various portfolios and the evaluation of innovative sustainable investment opportunities.
“I am thrilled to be joining Raider Hill to build an industry-leading ESG platform that will expand the firm’s suite of services and help clients achieve their long-term ESG goals,” said Ceseña. “Climate change and ESG considerations are increasingly impacting commercial real estate and will serve as secular trends for the space. Effectively strategizing for current and future ESG challenges will unveil new dimensions of opportunity and value going forward. I am excited about Raider Hill’s shared aspiration with clients and stakeholders to drive change towards a more sustainable future.”
Ceseña will be involved in all aspects of Raider Hill’s advisory services, with a specific focus on providing customized sustainability services to existing and future clients to support the advancement of commercial real estate sustainability and decarbonization. He will lead advisory services relating to corporate and financial sponsor real estate portfolios, ESG strategy development, sustainable investments, climate technology integration, green retrofits, and asset transitions, among others. Ceseña will also lead coverage of and research relating to real estate sustainability, policy and regulatory developments, climate technology, and ESG-related capital markets activity.
“We are excited to welcome Lukas to Raider Hill to expand our advisory services platform. ESG practices are becoming progressively more important and relevant, and Lukas brings an expertise and passion for sustainability, that coupled with our existing advisory services, will create long-term value for our clients and partners,” said Joseph Tichar, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Raider Hill. “This is an exciting time for Raider Hill at the intersection of sustainability and real estate as we navigate ESG standards, benchmarks and best practices that address the challenges and opportunities that will face the real estate industry for decades to come.”
Prior to joining Raider Hill, Ceseña was an Investment Banking Associate in the Sustainable Banking Group at Goldman Sachs. In this capacity, he provided strategic and transactional advisory services to corporate clients on sustainability-aligned mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raises, and to financial sponsors on impact-focused investment opportunities. He is an active member of both ICSC and PREA.
Source: Raider Hill