Responsible real estate at Hermès – inauguration of stores in Shenzhen (China) and Miami (USA)
Driven by its growth and international development, Hermès has made sustainable real estate a priority. For all of its living spaces, the company works with local partners and uses locally sourced materials.
As part of this approach, the renovation of the Miami store was carried out entirely with locally sourced materials. All the stakeholders in the project are local.
For its second store opening in Shenzhen, Hermès worked with local crafstmen for the terrazzo floors and the curved glass, which was made by a Chinese company. The renovation work was carried out by companies based in the region.
The virtuous circle of sustainability thus extends to all Hermès locations, its factories, stores and offices, so that it can continue to create, manufacture and sell beautiful objects in beautiful places.
I have over 10 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.