Real Estate

City Developments Limited: A New Lease of Life for Sustainability


Singapore-based property and hotel conglomerate, City Developments Ltd (CDL), has been leading the way in environmentally-responsible real estate since the mid-1990s when it adopted its ‘Conserve as we Construct’ ethos.

The Great GRESB: Raising Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standards Globally

by Tim Shen, Director - Sustainability in Asia, at CBRE
Responsible property investment (RPI) is coming of age globally. The release of the hotly anticipated 2015 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (‘GRESB’) Survey results, which spans over 700 participants reporting on the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios, is testament to this.

How Connectivity Has Changed the Real Estate Game

by Sachin Shenolikar

The three most important attributes for any property are location, location, location—or, at least, that’s what we’ve heard for the past many decades. But does this hold true in today’s globalized, hyper-connected economy?

Real Estate Should Boost Productivity, Not Thwart It

by Richard Barkham, Global Chief Economist at CBRE

The state of the “productive” worker in the United States is at an interesting crossroads.

Forest City Ranks 13th in Top Workplaces Recognition

Cleveland headquarters of national real estate company earns third-consecutive honor
Press Release

Cleveland, July 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - For the third year in a row, Forest City associates have ranked the company as a Top Workplace in Cleveland, as reported in the annual survey published by Forest City was ranked 13th among large companies in the area.

Land, Construction and Real Estate Sector Focus of United Nations Global Compact and RICS in New Drive to Advance Responsible Business

Press Release

LONDON, June 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Global Compact and RICS today issued a call to organizations in the land, construction and real estate sector, and those working with them, to take a leading role in global efforts to drive responsible and sustainable business practices.

Green Spotlight On Large Buildings

by David Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility at CBRE
Green building adoption is primarily a big building-first tier city phenomenon in the US.  62.1% of office buildings, greater than 500,000 square feet, are considered “green”, compared to just 4.5% of smaller buildings -  spanning less than 100,000 square feet.

CBRE Study Finds Significant Gap Between Large and Small Office Buildings in Green Adoption in the U.S.

62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings; San Francisco closing in on Minneapolis in green market rankings
Press Release

Los Angeles, June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing energy-efficient practices, due to a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to a new study by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University. 

TD Economics looks at the Impact of ‘Green’ Buildings on the Toronto Condo Market

Special Report: TD Economics
Press Release

May 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - TD Economics has released a special report titled “The Market Benefits of Green Condos in Toronto.”  

The report shows that:

Create, Grow, Sustain: Leading By Example

By Bob Sulentic, President and Chief Executive Officer at CBRE

Buildings are the focus of many of the most important issues related to environmental sustainability. As the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm we are mindful of our dual responsibility to lead by example through our own actions and to provide impactful solutions for owners and occupiers.

Our environmental policy, which is part of our broader commitment to corporate responsibility, has three elements.


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