“LEED vs. Energy Star?” These days, it’s not unusual to find this question used as the title of a presentation at green building conferences or in blogs and Webinars sponsored by the latest generation of green building experts. But it is an unfortunate indicator of the quality of the discourse on sustainability that this question has ever been asked at all, not to mention that it persists.
For all of the promise of advanced sustainability frameworks, the most compelling and time-sensitive imprimatur of building green remains inadequately addressed. Even though green certification programs have consistently strengthened the rigor of criteria for energy efficiency, the accomplishments are not nearly commensurate with the scale of global warming’s threat.
Drawing on the views of more than 100 investors Preqin Investor Outlook: Real Estate, H2 2015, provides a unique and in-depth look at the appetite, plans, expectations and concerns of institutional investors active in the real estate asset class....More
The stars appear to be lining up in favor of a bull run in the seniors housing sector. Exclusive results from a study conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) shows that respondents are optimistic on their outlook for the sector....More