Real estate adviser JLL designates climate change, healthier buildings and equality issues as the three priorities for the real estate sector in the post-Covid decade ahead.
In its latest publication, Reimagining Real Estate: Achieving a Sustainable and Just Recovery, JLL details the priorities as 1) ensuring climate resilience and accelerating the net-zero carbon transition; 2) delivering healthy buildings and places, and 3) creating a fair and inclusive society.
The company states that these three points are “critical to transforming real estate and delivering long-term resilience for the sector” against the complex backdrop of Covid-19.
Its report says that “there has been some cause for optimism, including a continued commitment to sustainability within the real estate sector” as a result of the health crisis.
According to a survey undertaken by the British Property Federation, supported by JLL, more than 70 per cent of respondents said that the delivery of sustainability initiatives has continued to be “business as usual” and in some cases has even increased over the past five months.
Furthermore, at least 35 per cent of the respondents claim that they plan to accelerate activity and investment in sustainability as we emerge from the pandemic.