Report | Intelligent Investment

ESG and Real Estate: The Top 10 Things Investors Need to Know

A Turning Point for ESG

18 Oct 2021 20 Minute Read

2021-esg-and-real-estate-report-hero-488x636
Introduction

Looking for a PDF of this content?

2020 was a watershed year for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing in real estate as pandemic- and climate-related disruption, along with growing recognition of social inequity, prompted investors to adopt a more robust approach to sustainability-related risks.

60% of respondents to CBRE’s 2021 Global Investor Intentions Survey stated that they have already adopted ESG criteria as part of their investment strategies, with the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific all recording a stronger focus on ESG issues than in previous years.

With ESG now playing a much more prominent role in how companies operate, investors are embedding ESG considerations into every stage of the property lifecycle, from due diligence to acquisitions and from leasing to asset management.

Image of office building

What’s in the Report?

CBRE Global Research identifies 10 of the most important current ESG considerations for real estate investors and reviews the latest industry trends, innovations and regulatory requirements across these categories.

60% of respondents to CBRE's 2021 Global Investor Intentions Survey stated that they have already adopted ESG criteria.