Real Estate

Warburg Pincus Real Estate ESG:

We believe Warburg Pincus Real Estate’s focus on “New Economy” real estate offers an opportunity to further sustainability strategies in our investments.  Examples of the ESG opportunities1 at the asset and portfolio company level are:

  1. Acceleration of “New Economy” Real Estate – Strong fundamental and investor demand for logistics / industrial, data centers and IT / R&D / Life Science office parks:
    • Development: Integration of ESG principles that focus on design, construction and operations throughout the full building lifecycle 
    • Renewable Energy: Implementation of renewable energy sources and ongoing energy efficiency 
    • Accreditation: Developing projects in-line with accepted sustainability standards
  2. Repositioning “Old Economy” to “New Economy” – Repositioning obsolescent or underutilized real estate leveraging the firm’s experience of repositioning assets in APAC:
    • Obsolete Assets: Leveraging existing building structures with a more environmentally friendly approach to asset creation 
    • Carbon Footprint: Renovation and replacement of legacy M&E to create more energy efficient building operations 
    • Operations: Human centric design and ESG conscious operations to create better working and living environments
  3. Real Estate Funds Management – The WP real estate portfolio includes  a number of large real estate fund managers, platforms and other portfolio companies in APAC  that are taking a variety of steps to further their own ESG goals, including:
    • Reporting & Benchmarking: Enrolling in industry standard performance benchmarking 
    • Responsible Investing: Becoming signatories to independent responsible investment frameworks 
    • Green Financing: Working with leading banks and institutions to incorporate Green Loan Principles into asset level financings

With a diverse portfolio of companies across all the major real estate verticals, Warburg Pincus endeavors to work with senior management of our portfolio companies to progress ESG integration in the wide range of asset classes and growth sub-sectors they operate.

 1ESG Goals are aspirational and not guarantees or promises that all goals will be met.

For more on the firm’s ESG program, click here.