Affordable housing is impact investing, not ESG

Understanding and defining impact investing can help investors succeed in this growing area - not least in the world of affordable housing.

Energy competitions and rankings could result in 7-figure energy savings

Energy challenges with a published ranking of performance could help drive significant energy savings at assets, the NAREIM Sustainability meeting heard. Meeting slides are available.

The green revolution in commercial real estate has been waged and green real estate has won

By Dave Pogue
CBRE, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility

Editors' Note: In early October, an engaged council of architects and designers gathered at NAREIM’s Architecture and Engineering Meeting in Chicago to consider problems

The rise of ESG in real estate

Waiting on the sidelines may no longer be an option for real estate investors as our planet and our built environment are at risk.

Slides from 2018 S&I Meeting

Links for copies of slide decks from the January Sustainability Meeting:

Green Buildings and Financial Metrics

Energy & Default Risk in Commercial Mortgages

Research links sustainability and profits




An energy use league table could save you millions

Sharing best practices on ESG strategies, members heard how gamification had helped one firm save $3 million in energy bills over three years.

On the Cost of Building "Green"

Dr. Chegut and Dr. Kok have led frequent  NAREIM discussions.   This executive summary of a recent report that explores the true price of innovation is a must read for any investor in the built environment. 

Dr. Andrea Chegut
Research Scient

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