Sustainable real estate practices have become a top priority for anyone who owns or occupies commercial property. Today’s leading corporations realize that environmental responsibility is essential to business operations. Taking steps to reduce energy usage can not only reduce costs, but can also enhance a corporation’s brand and customer appeal.
Given the impact real estate has on the environment, occupiers have been pursuing sustainable strategies within their facilities and leased space as a way to demonstrate their commitment to environmental responsibility. But, what do property owners and investors think about green real estate? What are the drivers for them to invest in sustainable assets and how are they responding to the increasing demand for green office space?
Cushman & Wakefield recently surveyed leading property owners and investment managers across the US to determine how sustainability effects investment decisions in the commercial office sector. The results provide keen insight into what today’s owners are doing about sustainability and how they are adjusting their business practices in today’s environmentally conscious culture.