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Climate change and covid-19 mean resilience and emergency preparedness have taken center stage as real estate plans for a safer future, and the conversation now needs to be about ESGR, say JLL experts Robbie Hobbs and Lori Mabardi
Three experts share their thoughts on sustainability in the real estate sector.
The group, which includes some of the world's largest private markets firms, pledges to share knowledge on climate-related risks and 'improve the resilience' of long-term investment portfolios.
Eric Duchon joined the mega-manager this week to oversee efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve diversity in the firm and its portfolio companies.
Fighting discrimination and enhancing diversity has gone up on private real estate investors' agendas with some demanding more diverse management teams.
The founders of Epiphany Community Holdings said covid-19 and social unrest have highlighted the lack of broadband investment in underserved communities.
The consultancy used its latest Financing Property presentation to argue the pandemic is putting greater emphasis on sustainability in real estate finance.
Hines, which recently acquired a green apartment portfolio in Denmark, sees ESG investing as a form of ‘future-proofing’ during times of crisis.

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