Across Europe, social housing is being delivered and operated in a highly regulatory environment. Although smaller in tenure than homeownership, social housing is regarded as a professional risk- adjusted asset class that attracts private ESG investors.
Sustainability Reporting in the Housing Industry
Sustainability is the most important megatrend of our times, which also makes it the top subject on the agenda for the real estate industry. RITTERWALD took a closer look at the sustainability reports published by the top 50 companies in the German housing sector.
RITTERWALD becomes a PATRIZIA Foundation “partner for better futures”
In return for its commitment as part of the sponsor circle, the PATRIZIA Foundation has rewarded RITTERWALD with its "partner for better futures" seal of approval for its loyal and reliable support.
UK bond aggregator MORhomes launches Sustainable Bond Framework with accredited ESG Credentials for its borrowers
MORhomes, a financial borrowing vehicle accessing the capital markets on behalf of housing associations, has launched its Sustainable Bond Framework. This Framework includes the innovative new Sustainable Housing Assessment (SHA), designed by RITTERWALD. The framework aligns to the UK social housing sector reporting standard.
First Scottish Housing Association to be awarded the Certified Sustainable Housing Label
RITTERWALD has shown that the label can adapt to Scotland’s regulatory framework and also applies to smaller housing companies.
Catalyst awarded the Certified Sustainable Housing Label
Catalyst is the first housing association to be awarded with the CSHL under the refined criteria catalogue.
Too dependent on the benchmark interest rate
The development of the benchmark interest rate has great effects on average interest rates in the real estate sector. The residential real estate sector needs to actively prepare for a change in market conditions in order to avoid being doubly punished by a reversal in the trend and the associated rise in interest rates.