GRESB COO Says Global Real Estate Sustainability Efforts on Upward Track

Chris Pyke, COO of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), joined REIT.com for a video interview at NAREIT’s 2016 Leader in the Light Working Forum at the Ritz Carlton – Coconut Grove in Miami.

Commenting on the 2015 GRESB Survey, Pyke said he was “impressed and surprised” that the entire real estate industry’s sustainability achievements are on an upward track.

“The entire industry, on a global basis, is in motion. They are doing more, achieving higher levels and that is broad-based and sustained,” he said.

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GRESB COO Says Global Real Estate Sustainability Efforts on Upward Track

Chris Pyke, COO of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), joined REIT.com for a video interview at NAREIT’s 2016 Leader in the Light Working Forum at the Ritz Carlton – Coconut Grove in Miami.

Commenting on the 2015 GRESB Survey, Pyke said he was “impressed and surprised” that the entire real estate industry’s sustainability achievements are on an upward track.

“The entire industry, on a global basis, is in motion. They are doing more, achieving higher levels and that is broad-based and sustained,” he said.

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Fund Manager Says Global Markets Seeking New Equilibrium

Sherry Rexroad, chief investment officer at BlackRock Global Real Estate Securities, joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWorld 2015: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Rexroad commented on the level of investor appetite for risk, given the deceleration of growth in China.

“The global markets are really trying to come to a new equilibrium, one that’s not as dependent on the Federal Reserve or supercharged growth out of China,” Rexroad said.

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