By Tina Perinotto

14 April 2010 – Anita Mitchell was today confirmed as Lend Lease’s sustainability manager for Barangaroo.

The move comes after nearly two years as head of energy and sustainability services at Jones Lang LaSalle.

In the end, Ms Mitchell told The Fifth Estate this afternoon, the objectives for Barangaroo to be “carbon neutral, water positive and have  zero waste,” was “an opportunity too hard to resist.

“I’m very excited about the possibilities,” she said.

Ms Mitchell will sign onto the new position on 31 May, reporting to Stuart Eagleton.

At Jones Lang LaSalle Ms Mitchell made a major impact both within the company and among her peers as a highly regarded sustainability leader. (See our profile of Anita Mitchell here.)

In January she  reported that in 2009, her team had increased gross revenue by 155 per cent, despite one of the worst recessions in memory, and would double its staff numbers.

“We’re still in the process of doubling the team and I am very confident about the business opportunities,” she said.

“JLL has been very good to me and I leave with very good contacts and having learnt a lot about different aspects of the property business.”

Today, Ms Mitchell was handing out a letter of offer for one of the senior roles being filled in her team but said a replacement for her position was still open.