By now, most developers and building owners have heard the term LEED, a green building certification program, and know that it’s good for the environment to be as energy-efficient as possible. But how to incorporate green practices is a little trickier.
Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 400 professionals from around the world will gather in Chicago next week for CBRE Group Inc.’s 15th annual Women’s Networking Forum. The 2015 conference, whose theme is “Growth to Greatness,” is expected to be one of the largest in the CBRE Women’s Network’s history and will feature presentations from the company’s executives and external business leaders, professional-development workshops, networking events, and a major community service project.
By Rebecca Pearce EMEA Head of Sustainability, at CBRE
The property industry has been seeking clear evidence of the financial benefits of investing in sustainable property for some time. Identifying a specific value differential associated with sustainability credentials would be useful to justify the commitment of funds to the development of “greener” buildings, or improving the performance of existing stock. So far this has been difficult to define given the complex factors that influence transaction prices such as market cycles, building age, tenant covenant and location.
Sustainability - What Matters in the Real Estate Sector?
November 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Real Estate Sector?
Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Real Estate Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 71 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.
CBRE and Delos® recognized for CBRE’s Corporate Headquarters office in Los Angeles, the first office in the world to be WELL Pilot Certified™ by the International Well Building Institute
Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. was awarded the H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global, the world’s premier association for corporate real estate professionals, economic developers and service providers. CBRE, in partnership with Delos®, was recognized for the innovative design of its Downtown Los Angeles corporate headquarters office, which is the first office in the world to be WELL Certified™ by the International Well Building Institute under the pilot program in November 2013.
Much like when the green building movement that first hit commercial real estate at the turn of the millennia, we are currently sitting at the starting line for a new era of change. This time the target is not the building, but rather its users. Specifically their health—and in turn—productivity. Tenants have just started putting a premium on spaces conducive to healthy and happy employees. Investors will eventually come around to put a price premium on these buildings as well.
The report covers progress during the 2013 calendar year including the company's ongoing corporate responsibility efforts in Environmental Stewardship, Communities & Giving, People & Culture, Ethics & Compliance, Governance, and Health & Safety
September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2013 revenue), released its seventh Corporate Responsibility report at www.cbre.com/responsibility.
The report covers progress during the 2013 calendar year including the company’s ongoing corporate responsibility efforts in Environmental Stewardship, Communities and Giving, People and Culture, Ethics and Compliance, Governance, and Health and Safety.
The report gives an account of the company's financial, environmental and social performance for 2013
May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Singapore's Leading Eco-Developer marks Jubilee Year with Triple Bottom Line Milestones
City Developments Limited (CDL), a Singapore-listed international property and hospitality conglomerate, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Located in 25 countries, CDL is aware of the impact property development can have on the environment and society. Based on the firm belief of “Conserving as it Constructs”, it has integrated sustainability into its business since 1995.
New York, January 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In a landmark move to improve responsible business practices in the land, real estate and construction industry, the United Nations Global Compact and RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) will jointly develop a best practice toolkit for the sector. The collaboration marks the UN Global Compact’s first initiative to address corporate sustainability in a specific sector following the recent launch of its Post-2015 Business Engagement Architecture.