Sustainable Real Estate
Triodos Bank’s involvement in the real estate sector is built on a unique vision on sustainability and on the ‘Triodos Test For Sustainable Real Estate’, which is based on four P’s: People, Planet, Profit and Project.
The market circumstances for real estate are still improving and revaluations are becoming less severe than in previous years. Triodos Vastgoedfonds is well positioned compared to other property investment funds because of low vacancy rates, high average tenures of rental contracts and a focus on investing in high quality buildings. The fund regularly receives recognition for the quality of the portfolio and its vision on real estate. The investment portfolio decreased from EUR 69.7 to EUR 68.3 million in 2015.
Developments in 2015
Triodos Vastgoedfonds as well as Triodos Groenfonds finance helped increase the quality and sustainability of the built environment during the year. They did this through the management of a portfolio of sustainable buildings amounting to more than 82,000m2 of office and other commercial space, buildings that emit almost 40% less CO2 than the average of equivalent conventional buildings.
Triodos Investment Management will continue to investigate the best strategy to maintain the quality of the fund in challenging market conditions. At the same time it will continue to explore options to grow the Fund’s assets under management.