The GRESB Real Estate Assessment is the investor-driven global ESG benchmark and reporting framework for listed property companies, private property funds, developers and investors that invest directly in real estate.
The Assessment generates two benchmarks: The GRESB Real Estate Benchmark and the GRESB Development Benchmark.
The Real Estate Benchmark consists of participants completing both the Management and Performance Components and the Development Benchmark consists of participants completing both the Management and Development Components:
Real Estate Assessment Components
- Management Component – measures the entity’s strategy and leadership management, policies and processes, risk management and stakeholder engagement approach, comprising of information collected at the organizational level.
- Performance Component – measures the entity’s asset portfolio performance, comprising of information collected at the asset and at the portfolio level. It is suitable for any real estate company or fund with operational assets. The Component includes information on performance indicators, such as energy consumption, GHG emissions, water consumption and waste.
- Development Component – measures the entity’s efforts to address ESG issues during the design, construction, and renovation of buildings. This Component is suitable for entities involved in new construction (building design, site selection and/or construction) and/or major renovation projects, with on-going projects or completed projects during the reporting period.