Real Estate

Forests in the Sky: How One Italian Architect Is Reshaping Urban Greenery

by Emma Kantrowitz

“You know when you have an idea, it’s assembled from memories, experiences, books—it’s always very complex the way an idea is born. For a long time I was trying to study how it could be possible to put together a natural city in a different way; how to move forests inside the city, to increase the number of trees, to create more parks, to imagine how plants could grow on a building. It was an obsession for me.”

CBRE Honored with Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Award by the Mortgage Bankers Association

Press Release

Los Angeles, February 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been honored by The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) for its efforts in organizational diversity and inclusion.

‘The Diversity & Inclusion Award’ was presented by MBA Chairman Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, to Brian Stoffers, Global President, and Jeff Hurley, Senior Managing Director, of CBRE Capital Markets’ Debt & Structured Finance team during the CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2017.

CBRE Announces 2017 Winners of Global Urban Photography Competition

Moin Ahmed named CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year. Competition received record-breaking number of entries during 10th anniversary
Press Release

Can Green Leases Help Fast-track a Sustainable Built Environment?

by Jessica Neale, Apprentice Surveyor and Hannah Scott, Sustainability Coordinator, at CBRE

In recent years there has been a huge push for sustainable real estate with the realisation that buildings contribute to 40% of energy consumption in developed countries. One way in which sustainable real estate is being implemented is through green leases; leases that go above and beyond to incorporate sustainability requirements.

Why Green Leases?

Delos™ and HKS Announce a Strategic Partnership to Study the Impact of the Built Environment on Health and Well-Being

HKS and Delos to test effectiveness of targeted design features on measurable health and well-being outcomes
Press Release

New York, January 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announced a partnership with HKS, an international design firm, to study and measure the impact of interventions in the built environment on human health and well-being. The new HKS and Delos partnership will focus on applied research and will build on the strengths of each company to target peer-reviewed open sourced publications, and advance Delos’ mission to transform buildings into healthier spaces.

2017 Europe Property Report Underscores Growing Interest in Wellness Factors for Real Estate

Press Release

NEW YORK, January 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- When JP Morgan Europe released its Europe Property Report this week, there was a new category in their trends coverage – Real Estate and Well-Being.  That’s good news for the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and its WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being.

Recycled Paper: Developers Are Reinventing Former Newspaper Headquarters

by Adam Bonislawski

It’s not news that newspapers are struggling. The long decline of print in the internet era has been covered extensively—likely in no small part due to its effects on the people tasked with covering it.

Adapting to the Corporate Responsibility-Conscious Occupier


Understanding occupier satisfaction is vital to the success of the property industry. It enables continuous improvement in relationships between landlords and tenants, and encourages best practice property management processes by managing agents.

What drives occupier satisfaction?
The results are in… according to CBRE’s latest annual Global Premier Properties Occupier Survey, which polls more than 500 occupiers across 9 countries:

The Missing Link: Rewarding Tenant Engagement In Sustainability Benchmarking

by Ayumi Shimizu, Energy & Sustainability Consultant, CBRE GWS

A common theme amongst various sustainability benchmarking frameworks, such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), is the weight placed on working with tenants. More specifically, landlords are now expected to capture and report on tenant energy use if they wish to achieve top scores.

Why Developers Should Welcome A Resource Revolution

Guest post by Richard Boyd, Materials Consultant, Advanced Technology + Research at Arup

The emerging concepts of circular economy and resource-efficient design offer opportunities for developers. By embracing these approaches, they can reduce costs, de-risk material price volatility, improve residual values and appeal to a new generation of firms and employees for whom sustainability is a key priority.


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