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Real Assets
September 2022

Is The Green Office Premium Sustainable?

Maybe. Maybe not. It depends.

RFPnetworks Green office research depicted by premium real estate concentrated in city centre.

Whether the Green Office Premium will continue may depend on rating concentration by location and building value.

The focus on Green Rating Certifications by office real estate investors has driven the EU building stock to new levels of efficiency. Which in turn has shown a quantifiable premium for rent and asset valuations. But with approximately three quarter of EU Buildings now rated as efficient, the question is whether this Green Premium will continue to be a differentiating factor.

According to real estate investment manager research inside RFPnetworks, the answer may depend on rating concentration by location and building value.

Thought Leaders
Office Real Estate
Thought Leaders
Office Real Estate

Careful market selection beats demographic headwinds

US commercial real estate (CRE) investors are well-versed in the importance of economic growth to property investment performance. Focus on the Covid-19 recession, policies to truncate it, and the path of recovery have dominated the attention of analysts for more than two years. Macroeconomic factors continue to dominate attention now, well into 2022, as inflation in the Covid-recession’s aftermath complicated by Russia’s invasion into Ukraine have taken the spotlight. All eyes are now on the prospects for the US Federal Reserve (Fed) to accomplish a soft landing. Looking further ahead, US CRE will confront another challenge embodied in weakening demographics. In the paragraphs below, we identify the components of weakening demographics measured nationally and highlight differences across US metro areas. The differences illustrate the importance of careful metro market selection to counter demographic headwinds in the years ahead.
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