Climate-related risk could be a major headwind for real estate investment


The institutional investment capital that’s been flowing into real estate globally is expected to increase as an already rebounding economy expands. But there’s also a growing consensus among real estate professionals that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) elements will factor more impactfully—and uncertainly—into future development. Broader housing affordability is one of those elements that could create diverse workforces and drive equitable outcomes.

These are some of the trends that arise from a survey of industry experts whose responses form the basis of “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2022,” the 43rd edition of this series, which was released today.  (To download the full report, click here.)

Researchers for the latest report’s co-sponsors, PwC and Urban Land Institute (ULI), interviewed 930 individuals and evaluated survey responses from another 1,200. Private property owners or commercial/multifamily real estate…

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