CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EQ Office (“EQ” or “the Company”), Blackstone’s US office portfolio company, today announced the appointment of Samantha Sims as Senior Vice President, Social Impact and Sustainability, effective immediately. Based in New York and reporting to EQ’s Chief Executive Officer Alex Vouvalides, Ms. Sims will help shape and lead EQ’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) program across the company and its assets.
Ms. Sims brings over 18 years of experience building and leading global sustainability strategies, programs, and teams to enhance operations, create value, and drive change at scale across multifaceted organizations. Most recently, Ms. Sims served as Vice President, ESG at Warner Music Group, where she established the company’s first ESG platform and co-founded the industry’s first collective effort to confront climate change. Prior to joining Warner Music Group, she spent over eight years in positions of increasing responsibility at PVH Corp. In her final role as Vice President, Environmental Sustainability & Product Stewardship, Ms. Sims drove programs throughout PVH’s environmental and human rights platforms, which were widely recognized by best-in-class ESG rankings.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sam to EQ Office, and with her hiring, continue to drive value through the advancement of a leading ESG program focused on attracting the best customers to our portfolio, improving operating efficiencies through thoughtful sustainability initiatives at our properties, and ensuring we can attract and retain the best talent,” said Chief Executive Officer Alex Vouvalides. “Sam’s multi-industry experience will bring fresh perspective and innovation to EQ, and I’m excited to watch our program evolve under her guidance.”
“I’m excited to collaborate with the EQ team and partners to amplify our efforts to deliver a high-value experience to our tenants,” said Sims. “As I step into this new role, I am eager to work alongside Alex and the rest of the EQ team to build on our strong track record of supporting social and environmental efforts that enrich our portfolio and enhance the value of our business.”
Ms. Sims earned a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science from Boston University.
About EQ Office
EQ Office is Blackstone’s US office portfolio company with best-in-class expertise across acquisitions, asset management, leasing, redevelopment & property operations. EQ’s focus is to create and operate inspiring workplace destinations by offering solutions that blend the best of work, home, and hospitality. Our diverse team of ~200 professionals currently operate a portfolio of over 20 million square feet for over 1,500 customers across major US markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.