LaSalle-managed Asia funds receive top ratings in 2018 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)
HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE (September 20, 2018) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) is pleased to announce that four (4) of its funds in Asia submitted for benchmarking this year have all earned Green Stars and achieved high GRESB ratings in the 2018 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), an industry-recognized global environmental, social and governance (ESG) measure for real asset investments.
The following LaSalle funds in Asia were recognized for their efforts in environmental impact reduction, social practice improvement and corporate governance standard:
- LaSalle Japan Logistics Fund III ranked first in its Industrial-Developer peer set, scoring 14% higher than the average in its peer set to maintain its 4-star rating
- LaSalle Logiport REIT and LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund IV both demonstrated significant improvements to achieve 4-stars this year, up one star each from their 2017 ratings
- First-time GRESB participant LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund V placed 4th in the Diversified—Asia—Non-listed peer group, earning 3-stars with a GRESB score 22% above the average in its peer set
The GRESB rating is calculated on a 1- to 5-star scale based on a fund’s total score and its quintile position relative to the performance of all global reporting entities annually. In order to achieve a Green Star, a GRESB Assessment participant must meet score thresholds in both Management & Policy as well as Implementation & Measurement dimensions.
The funds were among 15 funds across Asia, Europe and the U.S. LaSalle submitted for assessment this year, of which every one earned the Green Star designation to bring the firm’s 2018 tally to eight (8) four-star and seven (7) three-star GRESB ratings globally.
Further information on LaSalle’s global achievements at the 2018 GRESB assessment, here: https://www.lasalle.com/company/news/lasalle-achieves-strong-results-in-2018-gresb-and-united-nations-principles-for-responsible-investment-assessments
Tom Miller, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Development for LaSalle in Asia Pacific commented: “As a fiduciary to our investors, long-term value creation and protection is fundamental to our business. In a diverse region with multiple countries with differing market and regulatory forces, our focus in Asia has been to tailor ESG best practices to each asset, prioritizing continual improvement of sustainability factors into our processes and the asset life cycle for enhanced investment performance. Our accomplishment with GRESB this year has been tremendously encouraging, and we remain committed to implementing sustainable best practices while continuing to deliver superior investment performance for our clients.”
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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 $59.5 billion as of Q2 2018 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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