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Posted on 27th Mar 2018

How property can be used to generate lasting societal value

March 2018 saw us complete our work on a report written in association with International Law Firm Trowers & Hamlins and its Working Group to make the case that the greatest financial return on investment is achieved by creating buildings and places in which people and communities thrive.

The Real Value Report was launched at the 2018 MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France. The report offers arguments, case study evidence and practical ways in which real estate projects can deliver financial returns to investors and at the same time generate significant long-term societal benefit for the people who live work and play there.

If both these factors are to be established, says the report, then societal value needs to be understood, measured and reported in a way that is transparent, consistent and understandable to everyone involved or affected. It then sets out how RealWorth’s approach to Sustainable Return on Investment does this.

The report contains contributions from across the sector including Argent, Homes England, Lendlease, Lichfields, JLL, Mayor of London and others including the RICS, Green Building Council, Hermes Investment Management and Legal & General.

Click here to download the summary report and here for the full version.

We would be interested in feedback and comments on the report’s finding and recommendations. Please contact us at with your views and opinions.

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