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Environmental, social and governance issues present demonstrable risks and opportunities for real estate. Khalid Husain, Head of ESG, and Jan Willem van Kranenburg, Senior Analyst, discuss how our integrated ESG approach at Cohen & Steers assesses and values these topics as part of our investment approach among different real estate sectors and companies.
Head of Private Real Estate James Corl spoke with Institutional Investor for a feature story on our recent whitepaper and why an optimized real estate portfolio may require access to both listed and private markets.
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