Embedding Sustainability in Real Estate Transactions

Acquisitions and dispositions present a significant opportunity to create value through investments in energy efficiency, health, and building resilience. Understanding the potential value of a high-performing, sustainable building allows buyers and sellers to better assess and price the deal going in, to underwrite sustainability investments to drive higher returns, to market the value created by these investments to tenants, and to communicate this value to buyers when buying or selling an asset.

The potential value at stake for embedding sustainability is significant, and in some cases can represent a 50 percent–plus increase in asset value over the lifetime of an investment.

This ULI toolkit provides guidelines on how to incorporate the value of sustainability in transactions. It includes best practices from more than 30 ULI real estate leaders actively involved in real estate transactions.

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