REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
businesswire | November 18, 2020
Parque Arauco S.A. announces that for the fifth consecutive year, it is the only Chilean real estate company in the Emerging Markets Dow Jones Sustainability Index ,Dow Jones Sustainability Chile Index and Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is one of the most rigorous and well respected indices in the world. Its methodology independently evaluates more than 7,300 companies, from 60 industries in more than 40 countries. The focus of the evaluation analyzes the information of over 100 industry-specific questions focusing on economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to the companies’ success. In the real estate sector some of the most important factors reviewed are corporate governance, risk and crisis management, as well as customer relationship practices. Additionally, climate change, operational eco-efficiency, conservation and environmental efficiency strategy is evaluated. Social factors evaluated include human capital, labor practices, integration and stakeholder engagement.
Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global commented: “We congratulate Parque Arauco for being included in the DJSI Emerging Markets, Chile and MILA Indexes. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets your company apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and planet."
Parque Arauco and sustainability management
Parque Arauco has defined its strategic pillars as growth, profitability and sustainability. The Company has a sustainability agenda that is periodically reviewed by a corporate committee made up of top level executives. Additionally, the Board of Directors receives status updates at least three times a year.
In this context, it is possible to mention a few of the recent advancements made in sustainability.
Regarding environmental matters, in 2019, Parque Arauco tripled its use of renewable energy and reduced its carbon footprint by 60%. Also, more than 16,300 cubic meters of water were recycled for garden irrigation and cleaning purposes, and more than 3,700 tons of waste were recycled, which was an increase of 20% from 2018. In social integration matters, the company developed more than 220 fairs, supporting 1,500 entrepreneurs in its shopping centers in 2019. Additionally, Parque Arauco has been recognized for its good labor practices and works with strategic suppliers to promote sustainability practices.
Currently, Parque Arauco has 1,075,500 m2 of total GLA in Chile, Peru, and Colombia. The Company inaugurated its first shopping center in Chile in 1982, entered Peru in 2006 and Colombia in 2008. The company’s assets include 8 regional shopping centers, 1 neighborhood center, 4 premium outlet malls and 17 strip centers in Chile; 6 regional shopping centers, 9 neighborhood centers, 2 premium outlet malls and 3 strip centers in Peru; 3 regional shopping centers and 1 premium outlet mall in Colombia, as well as a land bank to contribute to the company’s future growth plans.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
JLL | December 02, 2021
JLL announced today that its Capital Markets group has arranged a $690 million financing for a portfolio of 44 net-leased industrial, office and data center properties totaling 6.85 million square feet in high-growth markets across the United States.
JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT), to place the two-year, floating-rate, non-recourse loan with Wells Fargo Bank. The financing comprises a term loan and a revolving credit facility. Additionally, the New York Agency of Singapore-based United Overseas Bank (UOB) joined the financing, committing half of the arranged capital post-closing.
The portfolio consists of single- and multi-tenant mission-critical assets with diverse functions that include warehouse, bulk warehouse, light industrial, office, laboratory, truck terminal, data center and raw land. With an average age of 17 years, the properties feature an average clear height of 28 feet, 87 suites and 1,148 dock doors. It is more than 80% leased to industry-leading tenants with a proven history of significant tenant investment and that represent a diverse range of industries, including e-commerce, web services, pharmaceuticals and logistics.
Situated on a total of nearly 611 acres, the portfolio properties are in 10 states in high-growth, highly connected markets such as Raleigh-Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts; El Paso, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
JLL's Capital Markets debt advisory team representing the borrower was led by Executive Managing Director Trey Morsbach, Managing Director Michael Cosby and Analysts Bo Beidleman and Ryan Pollack.
JLL's Capital Markets group is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 95,000 as of September 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Starboard Realty Advisors | April 18, 2022
On April 15th, Starboard Realty Advisors announced the acquisition of Arden Woods, a highly amenitized, class A, garden-style apartment community in Spring, Texas. The seller was represented by Tonya Chaffin, John Carr, and Ben Fuller of Cushman & Wakefield.
Arden Woods is a community of 1-, 2-, and 3- bedroom apartments that offer a contemporary living experience. Each apartment comes with stainless steel appliances, faux-wood flooring, ceiling fans, granite countertops, and an in-unit washer and dryer. An attached garage is a feature in some units. Amenities like a resort-style swimming pool with pavilions, a fire pit, BBQ grills, storage units, a dog park, and a fitness center are part of the property’s offering. The property provides easy accessibility to North Houston, Conroe and the Woodlands.
The Arden Woods property is an excellent investment due to the projected 16.8% population increase in the surrounding area by 2026. We look forward to the opportunity it presents our investors."
Bill Winn, CEO of Starboard Realty Advisors, LLC