CBRE Gobal Investors International leader in sustainability
Amsterdam, 11/09/13 – CBRE Global Investors’ three Dutch funds have been highly rated in the annual Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey. The CBRE Dutch Residential Fund has been ranked as the world's most sustainable residential property fund while the CBRE Dutch Office Fund is the most sustainable office fund within Europe and the CBRE Dutch Retail Fund is the most sustainable retail fund in the Netherlands.
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All three funds also achieved the 'Green Star' status. This means that they scored above average on both having sustainability policies in place as well as the implementation of those policies. The CBRE Dutch Residential Fund is the only residential fund in the world to achieve this 'Green Star' status. The CBRE Dutch Retail Fund and the CBRE Dutch Office Fund achieved this status for the third time in a row.
GRESB is a non-profit organisation that aims to execute independent, in-depth research to investigate the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios. GRESB is a collaboration between large, leading institutional investors and the University of Maastricht. The benchmark set is measured over reference year 2012, with data from 543 real estate companies and funds, with in total 49,000 buildings.
More information about the results can be read in the recently published CBRE Global Investors Sustainability Report, which has been included with this release as an attachment and can be found on www.sustainabledutchfunds.com . The report examines the performance of three Dutch funds and the way the CBRE Global Investors approaches sustainability.