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The impact of sustainability on the investment environment

Anthony J. de Francesco (Colonial First State, Sydney, Australia)
Deborah Levy (Department of Property, The University of Auckland Business School, Auckland, New Zealand)

Journal of European Real Estate Research

ISSN: 1753-9269

Article publication date: 9 May 2008




The purpose of this paper is to investigate the key drivers affecting property investment decisions within a context of sustainability and how these drivers are likely to change the investment product landscape and the management of existing property investment portfolios.


Examples from the Australian property market are discussed in order to demonstrate how sustainability principles may form part of the wider agenda of corporate property investment strategy and social responsibility.


A full understanding of the impact of sustainability on the property investment landscape can only be found by adopting an holistic approach, including the behavioural effects of economic, social, ecological, policy and regulative environments.


This paper provides important new insights as to the effect that sustainability may have on future investment decisions and the future investment product landscape.



de Francesco, A.J. and Levy, D. (2008), "The impact of sustainability on the investment environment", Journal of European Real Estate Research, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 72-87.



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