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Sustainability legislation, demand push Asia’s office sector to be proactive
Research - SEPTEMBER 14, 2023

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Sustainability legislation, demand push Asia’s office sector to be proactive

by Lewis Dayton

Sustainability legislation threatens to make many office buildings obsolete, increasing the impetus for investors to implement strategies that proactively improve their office portfolios. That is one of the main takeaways from a recent podcast by Cushman & Wakefield, titled, “Is Sustainability causing obsolescence?” The podcast is the third installment of the company’s series, “Rethinking the Office Sector in Asia Pacific.”

Mika Kania, senior director of sustainability & ESG, APAC, at Cushman & Wakefield, discussed the challenges facing investors, as they seek to adapt to an environment where the ESG regulatory landscape varies notably from country to country but few global frameworks are in effect. Yet many countries have set decarbonization targets, so implications on real estate assets are significant. The built environment accounts fo

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