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GRESB Debt Survey Deadline Extended

GRESB has extended the deadline for Debt Survey submissions until August 21. The GRESB Debt Survey opened for responses via the GRESB Portal on May 1. In order to accommodate the full spectrum of fund managers interested in participating, the deadline has been extended by 3 weeks.

Sustainable Buildings Pay off for Real Estate Investors

A new study by the University of Cambridge reveals a strong relationship between the sustainability of buildings and the stock market performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The study, commissioned by Carbon War Room and based on GRESB data is titled The Financial Rewards of Sustainability: A Global Performance Study of Real the Estate Investment Trusts.


2015 Results Events - London, Sydney, New York, Singapore and more

The 2015 GRESB Survey results will be released on September 2nd with global launch events in Sydney, London and New York, in Singapore on September 3rd, and followed by a series of regional events in Rotterdam, Boston, Toronto, Hong Kong, Tokyo and other cities around the world throughout the fall.

2015 GRESB Results European Release Event - London, September 2

GRESB will host this exclusive event in partnership with JLL and the British Property Federation. The program will include the release of the 2015 GRESB Survey results, which will be presented by Sander Paul van Tongeren, Head of Europe at GRESB, and in-depth presentations on key trends and takeaways from the annual assessment, followed by a drinks reception and networking.

2015 GRESB Results Dutch Release Event - Rotterdam, September 16

GRESB will host the Dutch release of the 2015 GRESB Report and results, on September 16 in Rotterdam, in partnership with Bouwinvest. The program will include the release of the 2015 GRESB Survey results, presented by Elsbeth Quispel, Head of Sustainability at GRESB, a series of short presentations, and a panel discussion about the different stakeholders' perspectives on sustainability integration in the real estate sector.

Gresb_logo_grey_372px Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

The Guidelines complement the Green Bond Principles (GBP) by providing specific real estate and construction sector guidance for capital market participants when originating and/or investing in green bonds. Issuers, underwriters and investors can use these Guidelines to identify Eligible Green Projects, specify appropriate metrics, and determine reporting constructs for green bonds related to real estate.

GRESB is a dynamic benchmark used by institutional investors.

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe.

Participate in the New 2015 GRESB Debt Survey
May 1 — August 21

The GRESB Debt Survey assesses the sustainability engagement and performance of real estate lenders, applying established methodology that enables institutional investors to extend ESG integration to their real estate debt investments.

In 2015, the first year of the GRESB Debt Survey, participation is open to private real estate funds that identify their primary investment strategy as debt.

GRESB Insights

Results from the 2014 GRESB Survey