LaSalle Earns Eight Green Stars in 2017 GRESB Real Estate Survey
CHICAGO (September 27, 2017) — Commingled Funds and Separate Accounts across Asia, Europe and the U.S. Recognized for Leadership in Environmental Sustainability LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) is pleased to announce that it has earned eight Green Stars across its global business, in the 2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), an industry-recognized global ESG measure for real asset investments. In order to achieve a Green Star, a GRESB Assessment participant must meet score thresholds in both Management & Policy as well as Implementation & Measurement categories. With these results, LaSalle is seeing significant year-over-year improvements in both segments.
The LaSalle funds that were recognized for having strong sustainability policies in place and achieving measurable success in implementation include: LaSalle Japan Logistics Fund III; LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund IV; LaSalle Logiport REIT; Encore+ (Pan-European Open-End Core Fund); and LaSalle Property Fund (U.S. Open-End Core Fund). Two of LaSalle’s separate accounts based in France and a U.S.-managed separate account mandate were also recognized for their performance in these areas.
Eric Duchon, Global Head of Sustainability at LaSalle commented, “We are extremely proud to have received multiple Green Stars for our commitment to sustainability across our global portfolio. Our teams have incorporated higher standards and implementation best practices in order to make sustainability a priority, while upholding our commitment to deliver superior investment performance for our clients. Our success is clearly reflected in the significant improvement we achieved in this year’s assessment compared to our 2016 results.”
GRESB is an industry-driven organization transforming the way capital markets assess the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real asset investments. 850 property companies and funds, jointly representing more than USD 3.7 trillion in assets under management, participate in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment. The Infrastructure Assessment covers 64 funds and 160 assets, and 25 portfolios complete the Debt Assessment. GRESB data and analytical tools are used by 66 institutional and retail investors, including pension funds and insurance companies, collectively representing over USD 17 trillion in institutional capital, to engage with investment managers to enhance and protect shareholder value. Greater transparency on ESG issues has become the norm, with GRESB widely recognized as the global ESG benchmark for real assets.
About LaSalle Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. (together with its global investment advisory affiliates, “LaSalle”) is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers. LaSalle on a global basis manages approximately $58 billion as of Q4 2017 of private and public equity and private debt investments. LaSalle’s diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments. LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. is a wholly-owned, operationally independent subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), one of the world’s largest real estate companies. For more information please visit www.lasalle.com.
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