04 Jan '18, 10am

3 ways real estate developers can stay ahead of climate change

The value of global real estate is enormous, topping $217 trillion, of which 75 percent is residential homes and property. Given this scale, it is hard to overstate the importance of real estate to people’s personal fortunes. For many, it is their largest single investment. Residential real estate markets are increasingly vulnerable to climate change. People are beginning to recognize this new reality — and markets are starting to reflect the change. This shift present opportunities and risks for developers, lenders and investors that do business in this market. Understanding these dynamics will help them better navigate the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities. Here are three ways they can do so: 1. Help municipalities adapt Climate change leaves municipalities increasingly vulnerable to climate shocks — sudden, extreme events such as hurricanes and severe wildf...

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