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REIT Investors Put More Focus on Environmental, Social and Governance Issues, According to New Reports

October 12, 2018 / John Egan

For what seems like an eternity, “location, location, location” has been a mantra for REIT executives and other commercial real estate professionals. Now, three more words are entering their lexicon with greater frequency environmental, social and governance. Due to a combination of drivers, environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are gaining prominence among REITs and their investors. The new Emerging Trends in Real Estate report from the Urban Land Institute and professional services firm PwC declares that a “sophisticated approach to ESG practices can be critical … in the world of public REITs.”