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Environmental Performance: A Global Perspective on Commercial Real Estate


Rob Bauer


Maastricht University

Piet M. A. Eichholtz


University of Maastricht - Limburg Institute of Financial Economics (LIFE)

Nils Kok


University of Maastricht - Limburg Institute of Financial Economics (LIFE)

Paulo Peneda Saraiva


Maastricht University

January 28, 2010


Abstract:     
In this report, we summarize the results of the first global survey on environmental practices in listed property companies and private property funds. The survey is intended to increase industry awareness and provide information on current environmental management practices. Without detailed information on the behavior and environmental performance of the global property sector, investments in property funds and companies cannot be assessed on environmental performance, so a responsible investment strategy cannot be implemented.

This report provides the institutional property investment market with a unique dynamic environmental benchmark: based on the survey results, we have developed an “Environmental Real Estate Index”, which includes sub-scores on environmental management practices and on the actual implementation of these practices. By using information contained in the index, institutional investors can compare the environmental score of individual property investments with their environmental real estate targets. This benchmarking can serve as a catalyst for environmental engagement in real estate investments.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 51

Keywords: energy efficiency, real estate, sustainability, investments

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Date posted: February 25, 2010  

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Bauer, Rob and Eichholtz, Piet M. A. and Kok, Nils and Peneda Saraiva, Paulo, Environmental Performance: A Global Perspective on Commercial Real Estate (January 28, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1557409 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1557409

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Rob Bauer
Maastricht University ( email )
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands
+31 43 3883871 (Phone)
Piet M. A. Eichholtz
University of Maastricht - Limburg Institute of Financial Economics (LIFE) ( email )
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands
+31 43 3883648 (Phone)
+31 43 3258530 (Fax)
Nils Kok (Contact Author)
University of Maastricht - Limburg Institute of Financial Economics (LIFE) ( email )
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands
Paulo Peneda Saraiva
Maastricht University ( email )
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200MD
Netherlands
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