Simone Lakenbrink Dipl.-Ing. MSc MRICS - CEO, Private German Institute for Sustainable Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG (DIFNI)

After successfully completing her studies at the University of Dortmund and the University of Wuppertal Simone Lakenbrink started her professional career as project manager at DU Diederichs in Munich focusing on sustainable construction. Beside the practical work she is engaged as a lecturer at the University of Wuppertal and published literature on sustainability in civil engineering.
Working in the area quality assurance she additionally provided trainings on behalf of DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) in Stuttgart. Based on her professional and practical experience she then received and accepted a job offer from ARCADIS Deutschland GmbH in Frankfurt am Main where she was highly involved in the establishment of the business area “sustainability”.
In 2012 she founded together with Dipl. Ing M.Sc.Thomas Oebbecke the Private German Institute for Sustainable Real Estate, based in Frankfurt am Main, which has taken over the exclusive licence for BRE Global responsible for BREEAM products in the German speaking nations.