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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
At CBRE, we’ve been developing a truly global learning and development platform – a direct reflection of the company’s culture of inclusion and the role CBRE plays as a leader in the business community.
A high percentage of our clients not only expect sustainable space, they demand it. Especially when it comes to validating a property’s status as “green,” they continue to view LEED® certification as the industry standard. A lack of certification can actually become a disadvantage in the commercial real estate market.
And that’s where our competitive advantage comes in.
The green building market is constantly evolving. It’s not enough to know how to build green, successful builders, realtors, and professionals also need to know how to communicate the added value to homebuyers.
In this webinar, CR Herro, an executive at a national top 10 builder and leader in home innovation, will discuss the reasons, best practices, and lessons learned over the last decade in building, marketing, and selling homes built above code for energy efficiency, durability, health, and comfort. Through understanding value from a buyer’s perspective, CR will make a case for leveraging better building practices to improve total business performance.
The Miami-Dade County building code requires commercial buildings to enclose their first 30 feet in impact-resistant glass so as to withstand damage from high winds and flying objects during a hurricane.
by Emma McMahon, Director, Sustainability, CBRE Pacific
The workplace is in a state of major transition globally, with words like wellness, health, energy efficiency and sustainability now synonymous with the office.
Combined with increasing evidence of the benefits of sustainable building design, the goal posts are shifting in office markets worldwide, with energy performance taking precedence as a mainstay in today’s modern cities.