Does ESG Help Real Estate Investors Decide?
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
RFPs from institutional investors for real estate investment management services now contain sections on either environmental and social governance (ESG), responsible investment (RPI) or “sustainability.” While it is clear that investors in real estate increasingly accept that there is a link between strong ESG credentials and financial performance, the degree to which and the process by which investment managers are assessed on ESG as a determinant of capital allocation is still largely unknown. In this panel, experts among sources of real estate investment capital and asset advisors will discuss the state of real estate ESG metrics. Given that most metrics are relatively new, the panel will shed light on which metrics they use, how they use them, in what ways they should be improved, and how investment managers are successfully—or unsuccessfully— using them to win business.
Presenter: ULI New York’s Sustainable Building Council and sponsored by Bloomberg LP. Be sure to follow ULI New York on Twitter and Instagram using #ULISBC
Moderator: Ari Frankel, Head of ESG Strategy, Real Estate - Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Panelists: Jennifer Young, Principal - The Townsend Group; Cherie Santos-Wuest, Principal Investment Officer for Real Estate - Connecticut Retirement, Pension & Trust Funds; and Nicholas E. Stolatis, CPM, RPA, LEED AP, Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Enterprise Initiatives of Global Real Estate - TIAA-CREF
Date: Thursday, July 24, 8:00-8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast, 8:30-10:00 AM – Program
Location: Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Avenue
RSVP: Urban Land Institute