AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets Joins the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance
November 22, 2019
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WASHINGTON (November 22) – AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets (“AXA IM – Real Assets”), a global real estate investment and asset management firm with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, has joined the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance (“Greenprint”). Greenprint is a worldwide alliance of the foremost real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry, with a particular emphasis on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Established over 30 years ago, AXA IM – Real Assets is the real estate division of AXA Investment Managers, the asset management arm of the global insurance firm AXA Group. The company is the largest holder of direct property in Europe and manages an €82 billion portfolio for over 200 institutional clients, including AXA Insurance Companies. The portfolio includes commingled funds, joint ventures and customized investment vehicles.
“As one of the world’s largest real asset managers, AXA IM – Real Assets believes it has a crucial role to play in improving the environmental and social impact of real assets worldwide,” said Justin Travlos, global head of sustainability at AXA IM – Real Assets. “Sustainability is at the forefront of our day-to-day business, and we actively engage with clients to help them enhance the ESG performance of their investments and support the continued creation of sustainable value.
“By participating in ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance, AXA IM – Real Assets looks forward to collaborating with other members to promote industry best practices for this important issue,” Travlos said.
The cumulative holdings of Greenprint members total over 10,000 properties in 32 countries with a value of more than $750 billion. Greenprint members are at the forefront of efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and increase asset values by incorporating sustainability into all aspects of development and building operations. With demand rising from investors and tenants for environmentally conscious space, Greenprint members are raising the bar for high-performing, sustainable buildings.
AXA IM – Real Assets is joining existing members Boston Properties; CenterPoint Properties; BlackRock; CalPERS; Clarion Partners; CommonWealth Partners; DWS; FCP; FPA Multifamily; GID; GLL Real Estate Partners; Granite Properties; Heitman; The Howard Hughes Corporation; Hudson Pacific Properties; Jamestown Properties; JBG SMITH; Jones Lang LaSalle; Kilroy Realty; LaSalle Investment Management; LendLease Americas; Morgan Creek Ventures LLC; NEO; Parkway Properties; PGIM Real Estate; Prologis; Rudin Management Company, Inc.; Savanna; SL Green; Sonae Sierra; Tishman Speyer; and Zurich Alternative Asset Management.
About the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry towards improved environmental performance, focusing on energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Greenprint is a member-driven organization that achieves its goals through measurement, action and education. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and the implementation of best practices, Greenprint and its members strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Greenprint is a research center within the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, which also oversees ULI’s Urban Resilience Program and the Building Healthy Places initiative. For additional information, visit uli.org/greenprint.