GRESB Welcomes New Members - August 2016

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT) engaged in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. The Trust owns or holds interests in community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use properties, which are operated as approximately 90 retail real estate projects consisting of approximately 21." data-share-imageurl="">
Friday, August 12, 2016

GRESB has welcomed new members and partners, including:

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT) engaged in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. The Trust owns or holds interests in community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use properties, which are operated as approximately 90 retail real estate projects consisting of approximately 21.4 million square feet, located primarily in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California. “Our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices embrace the values of social economic growth, natural resource protection, and health and wellness through new development and management of existing properties. We believe it is important to continually evaluate the impact of our actions on the community, business operations, and the environment, because all are critical to long-term success.”

Europa Capital is a real estate fund manager focused on European markets. The company utilizes a variety of strategies implemented through active asset management, change of use or refurbishment and development in all property classes across Europe. Since 1995, Europa Capital's Principals have collectively raised seven real estate funds and committed to over 90 transactions totaling over EUR 9 billion across 18 European countries. The company is a member of Rockefeller Group International (RGI), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. RGI is a strategic investor alongside management in Europa Capital's investment management business.

Fidelity International is a privately owned, independent company that provides investment solutions and retirement expertise. It invests USD 272 billion globally on behalf of clients in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Its clients range from pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals. In addition to asset management, the company offers investment administration and guidance for employer benefit schemes, advisers and individuals in several countries. Fidelity International is responsible for USD 83 billion in assets under administration.

Prelios Deutschland specializes in commercial real estate with a focus on retail real estate. In recent years, Prelios Immobilien Management has conducted transactions with a volume of more than EUR 3.6 billion. Today, the company oversees a total of around EUR 2 billion in assets under management (AuM) in Germany. As an integrated real estate and investment service provider, Prelios offers a full range of integrated services to institutional and private investors from a single source. Recently Prelios Deutschland has set up an Investment Business Unit and its first Retail Fund with a target to offer attractive return to institutional investors.

Siemens Schweiz AG - Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Schweiz AG is a leading provider of automation technologies and services for commercial, industrial and public buildings and infrastructures across their entire lifecycle. Essential applications include building operation, automation, comfort, fire safety and security. The division offers products, solutions and services that optimize the energy costs, reliability, comfort and performance of buildings while meeting ecological and sustainability requirements. The Division has a broad customer base that includes owners, operators and tenants of public and commercial buildings as well as general contractors, system houses and original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

EnergyWatch helps clients minimize energy cost, consumption, and emissions and maximize energy income through energy procurement, utility invoice analytics, budgeting and reporting, demand response, peak load management, and real-time monitoring and consumption analytics. Through its proprietary integrated energy management program, EnergyWatch identifies and analyzes the interactive effects of operational and capital improvements on utility supply and delivery costs and summarizes the results for key decision makers. “As one of the leading utility data management and analytics companies in the commercial and corporate real estate market, EnergyWatch constantly searches for new ways to leverage energy data for its clients. By partnering with GRESB as a GRESB Data Premier Partner, our industry leading web-based platform will link directly to GRESB’s reporting module through GRESB’s API, exponentially increasing efficiency for our clients and enabling more portfolios to report to GRESB, ultimately improving sustainability performance for our clients.”

RealService is a customer experience consultancy which helps real estate owners and managers create great places to live, work, shop and relax. The consultancy is at the forefront of the customer service revolution in real estate. The company works with some of the largest REITs, investors and advisors enabling them to accurately measure occupier satisfaction, spot emerging customer trends, and to devise strategies to increase the 3R’s of real estate – revenue, retention and reputation. RealService is aligned with GRESB in recognizing the increasingly important role that customer experience plays in the performance of real assets around the globe.

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