Environmentally responsible investing shows that it’s possible to do well by doing good. That’s why investors like Mike Pixley are drawn to Principal Real Estate Investors, our commercial real estate division.
“For me and my family, investing is all about preparing for the future. So it just makes sense to invest in a way that helps to protect the future of our environment while also helping us plan for our future financial needs,” says Pixley.
As with all our businesses, our approach to sustainable investing is built around serving the goals of our clients and investors. The majority of our clients are focused on the triple bottom line - People, Profit, Planet. Over the years, we have shown that sustainable investment not only has the potential to improve the bottom line long term, but they can achieve that goal while protecting the environment and creating properties in which employees and tenants will want to work and live.
Some of our key sustainability achievements include:
|LEED® Certified Properties||56 buildings, spanning over 12.3 million square feet and valued at more than $3.4 billion. 60 percent of office portfolios, based on market value, is LEED certified.|
|LEED® Registered Properties||55 buildings, spanning more than 7.8 million square feet and valued at over $1.7 billion.|
|Energy Star® Certification||99 buildings, spanning nearly 17 million square feet and valued at over $4.2 billion have achieved an Energy Star® designation; current average rating of 84.|
“Over the years, we’ve proven time and again to investors that sustainable investment not only has the potential to improve their bottom line longer term, but that they can achieve that goal while protecting the environment,” says Pat Halter, CEO, Principal Real Estate Investors.