It is clear that the issue of sustainability is now well-established in the real estate investment sector. While equity investment has seen the integration of widely-used practices and procedures, it is apparent that the time has come for the debt side to embrace it as well.
Results from the 2016 GRESB Debt Assessment suggest that debt market participants are starting to follow a similar journey to equity investment by integrating sustainability practices into risk management, underwriting and ongoing portfolio monitoring. These signals are encouraging and show that many respondents have initiated specific integration programs, although approaches still vary considerably.
Join us on 9 November in London for a breakfast session to learn more about how sustainability is being integrated into real estate lending strategies and the opportunities it provides for lenders. You will hear the results of the 2016 GRESB Debt Assessment, major market trends from the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) and discussions from leading industry practitioners on how they are adapting to such market shifts.
The event is organized in partnership by BBP, CREFC Europe & GRESB, and hosted by TH Real Estate. There will be breakfast and networking with registration at 8:00am GMT, with networking following the main program.
8:00 - 8:30: Registration, breakfast and networking
8:30 - 8:35: Welcome, TH Real Estate
8:35 - 8:55: 2016 GRESB Debt Assessment results, Dan Winters, Head of North America, GRESB
8:55 - 9:15: ESG in Real Estate Lending in the UK, David Short, Chair of BBP Real Estate Lending Working Group
9:15 - 10:15: Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Peter Cosmetatos, CEO, CREFC Europe
- Mario van Teijlingen, Director, International Business – Real Estate Finance, ING Wholesale Banking
- Richard MacDowel, Relationship Director, Commercial Real Estate, Lloyds Bank
- Dan Winters, Head of North America, GRESB