The topic of sustainability has become increasingly well-known and important in recent years, as can be seen from the various “Sustainability Reports” published by real estate investors. Sustainable construction is also in vogue in the UK. With the BREEAM system (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), the world’s first certification system for building sustainability was invented here in 1990. The British real estate investor Great Portland Estates plc is also geared towards sustainability. This article is based on the unique Top 150 Property Investors UK – List of residential, commercial and hotel property buyers..
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Great Portland Estates plc – climate-neutral and energy-efficient
Great Portland Estates has been active as a real estate investor and project developer in the United Kingdom since 1959, and as a REIT (real estate investment trust) since 2007. The company is based in the British capital London. The largest part of the real estate portfolio is also located there. The investor prefers to invest in the central district of Marylebone around Great Portland Street. The investment focus is primarily on office buildings. Great Portland Estate pursues a conscious sustainability strategy. One of its sustainability goals is to become climate-neutral by 2030. In addition, Great Portland Estates aims to reduce its energy consumption by 40 percent.