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Building for today and tomorrow

22 March 2019

Can a human-focused design improve a building's value? The evidence certainly suggests that it can.

People, Humans, Office, Working,

Given the expensive investment of real estate development, many property development investors have turned to sustainable strategies to stabilise the value and lifecycle of their building.

Incorporating a human-centric focus in real estate development means, among other things, ample access to natural daylight, acoustic wellbeing and thermal comfort.  These attributes positively affect several stages within a building’s lifecycle; be it leasing, leaseholder retention, operational costs and property sale.

According to the Smart Market Report 2016 by DODGE Data & Analytics, investing in healthier buildings does yield tangible results.

The top 3 business benefits of including a sustainable strategy in real estate investment:

Improved Satisfaction
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79% of building owners witnessed an improvement among employee satisfaction and engagement

Increased Demand
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73% of building owners observed a positive impact on the building’s ability to lease

Higher Value
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62% of building owners saw a positive impact on the building’s monetary value

Recognizing customer demand for healthy buildings and incorporating human-centric design in property management can help modulate the investment in real estate and extend the building’s lifecycle.  

Don’t stop here! 

Continue reading and discover other interesting articles about the challenges of creating a great indoor climate in commercial office spaces below. 

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