Transforming Real Estate
What would it look like for all buildings in the United States to be affordable, low-emission, healthy, and resilient? IMT’s Framework for the Transformation of Real Estate explores how business leaders—real estate owners, operators, tenants, and investors—can lead the creation of an economically robust, most socially just, and sustainable future.
Ten Principles for the Transformation of Real Estate
The question is not whether the business of real estate will change, but how. Over the first half of 2021, IMT gathered a coalition of 20+ real estate leaders representing buildings and businesses of various sizes and geographies to explore how the real estate industry could lead collectively to a more just and sustainable future. Informed by these discussions and anchored by IMT’s 25+ years of experience in co-creating, testing, and deploying transformative solutions, we created the following 10 principles for transformative real estate leadership practices.
|Support local communities||Ensure all buildings are healthy and safe|
|Use supply chains as levers of change||Manage, measure, and report impacts|
|Expand power within firms||Invest and finance creatively|
|Transition to a low-carbon economy||Plan for the future with resilience in mind|
|Diversify business relationships||Align all actions with values|