The Taylor Johnson Multifamily Report, Part 3: Social Impact Investing And Decarbonization Of Assets

December 14, 2021

Public-private partnerships to help improve communities, along with green buildings to minimize environmental impact, have long been a theme in commercial real estate development. In the Taylor Johnson 2022 Multifamily Real Estate Trends Report, our third trend, Mission Responsibility: Social Impact Investing highlights how developers in 2022 will be seeking out ways to maximize positive social transformation in neighborhoods. Whether partnering with cities to increase affordable housing, building on sites that accommodate equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD), or creating public parks, developers are responding to their own mission-driven programs and investor requirements to meet critical needs throughout the country. Many project owners and developers are also committed to the decarbonization of assets, as discussed in trend #4: Decarbonization Drives Sustainable Growth. In a world that has seen the devastating effects of climate change, commercial real estate leaders are positioning themselves as changemakers by committing to aggressive, measurable goals to lessen their environmental footprints.

Read the Taylor Johnson 2022 Multifamily Real Estate Trends Report here.



As part of Chicago’s INVEST South/West program, a partnership between Evergreen Real Estate Group and Imagine Group is developing affordable mixed-use housing in the underserved Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Global real estate group Lendlease is making strides to achieve absolute zero carbon by 2040, as it has pledged to do through its Mission Zero commitment. Pictured (from left): Evergreen’s Auburn Gardens project (credit: Ross Barney Architects) and Lendlease’s Cascade apartment tower (credit: Dave Burk), both located in Chicago.



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