BBJ Article: Investment and Letting Deals Ongoing Despite Pandemic
..." “Comprehensive sustainability strategies and holistic energy efficiency and green building ratings are important for existing and new retail projects. The Etele Plaza project by Futureal is such an accredited development, but, for example, the Allee Shopping Center is also a well-known example for certified and increased sustainability,” comments Zsombor Barta, president of the HuGBC.
“In terms of sustainability, the deals including green bonds issuance are of high importance; for example, CPI,” says Barta. “This trend highlights the importance of sustainability within the investment and financing sector. This further strengthens Hungarian real estate deals, where ESG compliance reporting was also part of the process. The financing and investing sector is also highlighting the importance of sustainability, of reduced risks related to climate change and emissions, etc.,” he concludes."