Urban Land Institute – Responsible Property Investing Council – will be hosting an October 25th panel in Los Angeles on Triple Bottom Line Valuation Methods.
Triple Bottom Line Cost-Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) is not a new concept, but moving it from the peripheral discussions to mainstream practice in real estate transactions has seemed an elusive goal. Challenges have ranged from the cost and complexity of assumptions – often reliant on consultant-heavy, custom-built assessments for each project – to the willingness of investors to consider these benefits in financial decisions.
Now, new tools like Autocase, help streamline and standardize the analysis, and major users like Prologis are demonstrating how this data can be used to benefit their business and support decision making. Meanwhile, investors (like Principal and TH Real Estate) are beginning to incorporate these considerations in their valuations.
This panel will discuss ways in which institutional investors like Prologis are evaluating new means for capturing, analyzing and measuring broader ESG impacts. Chris Pyke also provide perspective from not only his work at Aclima but also his work at GRESB talking with institutional investors globally around ESG and health and wellness issues.
- What lessons can be learned from these experiences, and what are the continued challenges?
- What opportunities exist to improve these tools and scale their use even further?
- Hear three perspectives, provide feedback on these examples, and suggest additional ways to advance this discussion with wider audiences of ULI members.
The key goal of the session is to spend 20-25 minutes laying out these concepts and then 35-40 minutes discussing these as a group.