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What Climate Change Means for Real Estate Investors (Part 2)
18-12-2023
What Climate Change Means for Real Estate Investors (Part 2)
On the tail end of the hottest year on human record, it’s clear that climate change is already here—and not slowing down. In the years ahead, the effects of climate change will pose real hardships for billions of people around the world. The challenge of climate change is clear, especially for real estate, as explained in the first of this special two-part series. Now, in this second and final entry of the latest AFIRE Podcast—inspired by the special climate change section featured in the most recent issue of AFIRE’s award-winning Summit Journal, and sponsored by the global ESG consultancy, AccountAbility—AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson and Summit Journal Editor-in-Chief Benjamin van Loon propose that climate change can also represent opportunity for forward-thinking investors. Climate migration will require new housing in resilient geographies, creating demand for fast and efficient construction methods. Extreme weather and other disasters will highlight the need for more robust building techniques. And an historically hotter world also could usher in carbon markets that use Web 3.0 to better reflect the actual cost of assets that contribute to global warming. (Watch the video version of this episode on the AFIRE YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_Hxizapwf0&ab_channel=AFIRE) Featuring interviews with: Jacques Gordon, Executive in Residence, MIT Center for Real Estate Bob Geiger, Executive Director, Partner Engineering & Science Parag Khanna, Founder and CEO, Climate Alpha Zhengzhen Tan, Research Scientist, MIT Center for Real Estate
What Climate Change Means for Real Estate Investors (Part 1)
14-12-2023
What Climate Change Means for Real Estate Investors (Part 1)
The year 2023 has been the hottest year in recent record—and it will likely be the coldest year for the rest of our lives. In the face of these record-breaking numbers and climate events, 2023 also proved to be a year that real estate investors lead the charge in confronting the constantly evolving challenges of climate change—including insurance rate hikes, migration and population changes, and the irrational implications derived from “the tragedy of the horizon.” In this, the first of a special two-part episode—inspired by the special climate change section featured in the most recent issue of AFIRE’s award-winning Summit Journal, and sponsored by the global ESG consultancy, AccountAbility—AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson and Summit Journal Editor-in-Chief Benjamin van Loon take viewers and listeners through a conversation with the industry’s top thought leaders to explore how investors can prepare for the impending intersection of climate change, global investment, and the future of real estate. (Watch the video version of this episode on the AFIRE YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWYO08tKnZA&ab_channel=AFIRE) Featuring interviews with (in order): Bob Geiger, Executive Director, Partner Engineering & Science Hans Nordby, Head of Research and Analytics, Lionstone Investments Jacques Gordon, Executive in Residence, MIT Center for Real Estate Parag Khanna, Founder and CEO, Climate Alpha