35% of managers undertake climate risk analysis on a majority of their assets; one in four Sustainability leads report direct to the CEO

During the NAREIM Sustainability Meeting, 35% of managers revealed that all or more than 75% of their portfolios were covered by climate risk data and analysis; while 40% of sustainability leads report directly to the CEO. Read the takeaways here.

CRE’s 2021 ESG opportunity includes quick wins: BMS and sensor-managed HVACs, LED light scheduling

Managers who want to pass investors’ ESG sniff test should focus on implementing strategies and showing data-backed proof. With Carbon Lighthouse.

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. Read the NAREIM Dialogues article by Jem Hudson and State Street.

The rise of ESG in real estate

NAREIM Sustainability Meeting - presentations

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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

Climate risk and ESG benchmarking. Slides from the NAREIM Sustainability meeting

During the NAREIM Sustainability Meeting, members discussed climate risk and ESG benchmarking. Download the presentations.

Introduce preliminary IC meetings to implement ESG change

NAREIM Sustainability Meeting 2020 key takeaways. Don't rely on IC memos to raise ESG issues. NAREIM members describe three strategies to better incorporate firm-wide ESG strategies into deals earlier.

Four key insights into impact investing

Understanding and defining impact investing can help investors succeed in this growing area. Read the NAREIM Dialogues article by Lee Menifee and PGIM Real Estate.

Four key insights into impact investing

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




The risk of inaction on health and well-being outweighs the risk of action, says Harrison St, Heitman, Kilroy, WELL

While research around the ROI of health and well-being measures is gathering pace, senior ESG executives argue that, in the aftermath of a global pandemic, this is the time to take action. Health and well-being is about the safety and security of tenants and users.

Sustainability meeting: The path to net zero, health and wellness and resiliency metrics and planning

NAREIM Sustainability Meeting 2020 - meeting presentations. Do managers need an early - quasi - investment committee to assess the ESG of deals before they go to IC? How do we define - and achieve - net zero? Download the 2020 Sustainability meeting presentations.

Energy competitions and rankings could equal 7-figure energy savings

Energy challenges with a published ranking of performance could help drive significant energy savings at assets, members at the NAREIM Sustainability meeting heard this week.

Sharing best practices on ESG strategies, members heard how gamification

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