05 May '11, 11am

Real Estate Portfolio Managers Find Millions of Reasons to Go Green

Real Estate Portfolio Managers Find Millions of Reasons to Go Green

Real estate investment managers came late to the green game, said Peter Belisle, president of energy and sustainability services in the Los Angeles office of Jones Lang LaSalle. Demand -- particularly from high-profile institutional investors such as the $230.1 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System and the $152.9 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System -- pushed real estate managers into considering sustainability projects. CalPERS is setting up a new environmental program for real estate, with a proposal expected to come before the system's investment committee later this year. The Sacramento-based system is also working on a plan to integrate environmental, social and governance strategies for all asset classes. That report will be going before the board in August, Clark McKinley, system spokesman, wrote in an e-mailed response to questions....

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/05/05/real-estate-portf...

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