Edward GlassSenior Associate, Commercial Real Estate
Ed is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Real Estate team. He has experience in a broad range of commercial property work, including acquisitions/ disposals, development projects, real estate finance and leasing. He also assists with the real estate aspects of corporate transactions.
Ed is particularly interested in trends impacting the real estate sector, including developments in sustainability and the impact of technological innovation. He has published a number of articles in Estates Gazette. He is also on the advisory panel for a charity working within the sharing economy to make otherwise empty commercial property available for community use.
Ed graduated from Durham University with a first class degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He trained at Bristows LLP, joining Forsters in August 2016.
Commercial Real Estate Senior Associate, Edward Glass, speaks to PlaceTech about what exactly landlords need to know about Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and how they can prepare for the April 2023 “crunch point” as a ban on continuing to let commercial buildings with poor energy ratings comes into effect.
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You need a valid energy performance certificate (EPC) before marketing a building for sale or rent, whether domestic or non-domestic property. The same requirement applies on construction of a new building and potentially when alterations are carried out to an existing building. However, with England and Wales in a state of “lockdown”, is it fair to expect this legal requirement to remain?