A New Investor Consensus: The Rising Demand for Healthy Buildings

COVID-19 has elevated the importance of health and wellness into residential real estate development, acquisition and renovation decision-making. A paradigm shift within the sector is leading to a fresh evaluation of the role that the built environment plays in the safety, health and wellness of its occupants. 85% of global real estate investment managers and stakeholders representing an aggregate €4.9tn assets under management (AUM) and portfolio investments in real estate totaling approximately €.88tn expressed that current demand for healthy buildings is moderate or strong. 74% indicated that tracking data is a key priority for implementing healthy buildings into their ESG strategies. Integration of health and wellness into certification systems provides a clear pathway for the industry to more consistently accomplish this by establishing clear benchmarking and reporting standards. 61% indicate they already track health and wellness.

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