MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
BXP | October 18, 2022
BXP (NYSE: BXP), the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of premier workplaces in the United States, today announced that it has earned a top ESG rating in the 2022 GRESB® assessment. BXP earned an eleventh consecutive “Green Star” recognition and the highest GRESB 5-star Rating, as well as an “A” disclosure score. BXP also achieved the highest scores in several categories, including Data Monitoring & Review, Targets, Policies, Reporting, and Leadership.
“Real estate companies, as stewards of the built environment, play an essential role in addressing the climate crisis, I am proud of this recognition and of BXP’s leadership in strategic climate action. BXP’s focus on sustainability is an important component of our premier workplace strategy and is valued by our clients, partners, employees, and communities.”
-Owen Thomas, CEO of BXP
BXP actively works to promote its growth and operations in a sustainable and responsible manner and is a recognized leader in green building. BXP has certified 29.4 million square feet of its current in-service portfolio at the highest LEED certification levels of Gold and Platinum. BXP has publicly announced sustainability goals and has implemented energy conservation projects and other measures in actively managed properties that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 80% and site energy use intensity by 41% since 2008. BXP has aligned its emissions reduction targets with climate science and became the first North American office REIT to establish an emissions reduction target ambition in line with a 1.5°C trajectory, the most ambitious designation available at the time of submission under the Science Based Targets initiative. BXP remains on track to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2025.
BXP’s commitment to ESG performance management and transparency is key to our ESG program, Our focus on measurable impacts guides our decision making and investments, creating a more resilient, purposeful company,said Ben Myers, Vice President of Sustainability, BXP.
The GRESB Real Estate Assessment is the investor-driven global ESG benchmark and reporting framework for real estate. The Assessment is shaped by what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of real estate investments. The methodology is consistent across different regions, investment vehicles, and property types, and aligns with international reporting frameworks. The data is self-reported by Assessment participants and subjected to a multi-layer validation process after which it is scored and benchmarked. The result is high-quality data that investors and participants can use in their investment, engagement, and decision-making processes.
About BXP ESG
BXP’s commitment to ESG leadership has been recognized by numerous industry groups and rankings, including BXP’s inclusion as #4 on the 2021 Forbes Green Growth 50 list and #3 on Barron’s 10 Most Sustainable U.S. REITs list. BXP was named to Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 list, ranking first in its industry with an increased ranking of 31st overall out of the 499 companies included on list. In 2022, BXP was again named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award Winner and a Best in Building Health winner by the Center for Active Design. BXP was recently recognized as an inaugural Platinum level Green Lease Leader by the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. Department of Energy.
BXP (NYSE: BXP) is the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of premier workplaces in the United States, concentrated in six markets - Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. BXP is a fully integrated real estate company, organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), with more than 50 years of experience developing, owning, managing, and acquiring exceptional properties in dynamic gateway markets. As of June 30, 2022, including properties owned by unconsolidated joint ventures, BXP’s portfolio totaled 53.7 million square feet and 193 properties, including 12 properties under construction/redevelopment.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC | October 31, 2022
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, an AnywhereSM (NYSE: HOUS) brand, released "The International Buyer's Guide to Purchasing U.S. Property," an in-depth collection of guidelines and best practices to demystify the buying process for international clients seeking to purchase property in the United States.
The International Buyer's Guide also serves as a helpful resource to help Coldwell Banker affiliated agents better serve clients, and as a marketing resource for agents to build referral business globally.
Key features in The International Buyer's Guide include:
The Current Real Estate Landscape
With travel bans eased, international interest in the United States real estate market is expected to increase due to pent up demand. In 2022, international buyers spent more money but purchased fewer properties than in previous years. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, while transactions further decreased, the dollar volume of foreign buyer purchases rose 8.5% to $59 billion between April 2021 and March 2022.
Big Spenders: International buyers accounted for $59 billion in dollar volume for residential properties purchased.
Cash Offers: 44% of international buyers paid all-cash for a U.S. property, compared to 24% among all existing home buyers.
Real Estate Investment: 44% of international buyers purchased property for use as a vacation home, rental or both in the United States.
The five U.S. states that attract the greatest number of international home buyers are Florida, California, Texas, Arizona and New York. While cities like New York and Los Angeles have traditionally attracted the most international dollars, secondary cities are on the rise, presenting as "hidden gem" opportunities. The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program issued "The Report 2022," which includes "The Opportunity Index" that measures a market's percentage of annual price increase against the current inventory level.
Partnering with a Trusted Advisor
To ensure a smooth buying process from beginning to end, it's paramount that all buyers work with a trusted agent in their dream location. Coldwell Banker® affiliated agents are available to walk international buyers through each step. From setting up a budget and arranging financing, navigating the U.S. tax landscape to securing their dream home, Coldwell Banker affiliated agents provide around-the-clock support.
"We're ecstatic to welcome back international investment into the U.S. real estate market. Gone are the days where the agent is just part of a transaction – today, they're a lifelong partner, helping consumers craft their dream life. The "International Buyer's Guide to Purchasing U.S. Property" offers prospective buyers a full-scale look at best practices, tips and recommendations when thinking about their next purchase."
- Liz Gehringer, President of Affiliate Business and Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate
About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Powered by its network of over 100,000 affiliated sales professionals in approximately 2,200 offices across 40 countries and territories, Coldwell Banker Real Estate is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise, honesty and an empowering culture of excellence since its beginnings in 1906. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to providing its network of sales professionals with the tools and insights needed to excel in today's marketplace and is known for its bold leadership and dedication to driving the industry forward. The brand was named among the 2022 Women's Choice Award® Most Recommended brands for customer experience and overall quality. Blue is bold and the integrity and values of the Coldwell Banker brand give the Gen Blue network an unbeatable edge. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
RE/MAX Network | October 11, 2022
RE/MAX®, the #1 name in real estate, was recognized as a top 10 franchise in the 2022 Franchise Times Top 500 survey. The global real estate franchisor was also recognized as the leading real estate franchise brand for the 14th year in a row. Previously named the Franchise Times Top 400® ranking, this year, the annual survey named more of the largest franchise systems in the United States, ranked by global systemwide sales based on the previous year's performance, to the respected list. Systemwide sales is defined as the total sales for both franchise and company units.
"Being listed at the top of the franchising world says a lot about the power of the RE/MAX brand and the value of the competitive advantages our franchisees enjoy as part of our global network, We stay on top in part because we expand, refine and modernize those advantages constantly. When you combine a rock-solid, nearly 50-year foundation with the best of what's happening in the industry today, it creates an unstoppable force. That's why our model attracts new franchisees each year these entrepreneurs want to align their business with the very best."
-RE/MAX President and CEO Nick Bailey
Highlights of this year's ranking include:
RE/MAX ranked as the #1 real estate franchise brand
The top 10 overall standings areMcDonald's,7-Eleven, KFC, Burger King, Ace Hardware,Domino's, Subway, Chick-fil-A, RE/MAX andCircle K
RE/MAX rose three spots on this ranking in 2022, up from placing at 12 in 2021
According to the Franchise Times, the 10 largest franchised brands gained $45.4 billion in sales in 2021, a 14 percent increase over the prior year. The top 10 now account for more than $368 billion in annual sales.
Recent national surveys demonstrate the high productivity of the RE/MAX network. The prestigious RealTrends + Tom Ferry "The Thousand" ranking released earlier this year confirmed RE/MAX has more of the nation's 1,000 most prolific home-selling agents than any other brand and more than 3,700 RE/MAX agents were named on the RealTrends + Tom Ferry "America's Best Real Estate Professionals" list. RE/MAX also ranked among the top-rated franchise brands, according to Entrepreneur's 2022 Franchise 500® survey.
From a single office that opened in 1973 in Denver, Colorado, RE/MAX has grown into a global real estate network with more than 140,000 sales associates and a presence in more than 110 countries and territories.
About the RE/MAX Network
As one of the leading global real estate franchisors, RE/MAX, LLC is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX) with more than 140,000 agents in almost 9,000 offices and a presence in more than 110 countries and territories. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. RE/MAX agents have lived, worked and served in their local communities for decades, raising millions of dollars every year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities.