Starting a Green Real Estate Fund

Lisa Michelle Galley of the Our Green Journey blog and Galley Eco Capital posts her notes from a panel of green real estate fund managers about why investors and development partners want these funds and the do’s and dont’s for building a green fund.

Does commercial real estate need pure green real estate funds?

  • Green real estate funds align capital more clearly with mission
  • JV development partners are seeking a green fund’s concentrated expertise.
  • Green funds benefit from the superior financial performance of green assets.

Best practices for building a green real estate fund

  • Your team must have sustainability expertise.
  • Pay attention to both the leasing team and lease structure
  • Establish the right partnerships
  • Proper reporting is crucial.

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