INTEGRAL employs a conservative approach to real estate investments, development and asset management.Projects are acquired and developed for the primary purpose of fulfilling market demand, which will dictate the intensity of construction, architecture, eco-materials, amenities, costs and price points a project can financially endure.A conservative approach to estimating the demand, financial capability and depth of the market as well as conservatively estimating the cost of acquiring, developing, and operating the investment property is employed for every one of our projects.Adjusting sustainable design to meet substantiated market demand is our approach to ensure that our properties acheive the highest Internal Rates of Return.
Sam Walton once said, "Capital isn't scarce; vision is." INTEGRAL has a clear vision for investment that is:
· Proximate to a key natural features and public transportation · Focused on the urban cores and employment centers · Focused on property not solicited on open market · Smarth growth areas with sustainable goals · Purchased at the lowest possible basis · Conscious of the exit strategy · Adverse to development risk
Our SRI RPIservices include the following: · Performance Goals & Program Metrics · Sustainable Real Estate Market Analyses · LEED/Sustainability Cost/Benefit Analyses · Optimized Sustainable Investment Strategies · Economic, Environmental & Social Performance · Corporate Sustainability Program Management · Portfolio Asset / Investment Management · Sustainability Annual Reporting
John Clapham in 1957 wrote, “Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress”.Investors have a choice today between assets that simply provide a financial return and those which provide additional returns to our communities and the planet.Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is a conscious-investor movement that offers competitive economic returns while simultaneously delivering social and environmental benefits. SRI involves the consideration of the multitude of effects that an investment can have throughout the supply chain, from resource extraction to final product delivery, and then channels dollars to organizations which consider these areas of impact. The growth of the industry will likely track with the pace of the expansion of the workforce that is capable of managing the growing demand for sustainable investment products and will rely on companies that are able to provide programs that address the needs of Socially Responsible Investors.
Real estate investors too can realize greater returns on their investments through considering and acting on a range of social and environmental issues. According to the EPA, approximately 60% of the energy consumed in the United States occurs in buildings and commercial buildings account for 54% of all U.S. Energy and 48% of direct CO2 emissions. The negative and positive screening measures that have been developed within SRI have also been applied to main stream real estate investing.Programs like Energy-Star and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) were created to assess the relative environmental performance of buildings and provide a tool for consumers to recognize and value the attributions of high-performance or sustainably operated real estate assets.Economic results alone do not always consider best practices when it comes to contributing to society or protecting the environment, and, hence, the field known as Responsible Property Investing (RPI) based on sustainable real estate practices has emerged.
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