Australian Portfolio

Integrated Capability

Our strong investment management capability complements the world class product creation capability of the broader Lendlease Group, allowing us to deliver a range of global real estate products and solutions tailored to the needs of institutional investors. We use Lendlease’s asset management, development management, research, capital transactions, project management and construction skills, which give us a competitive advantage in creating, managing and accessing product.

Our approach

In line with Lendlease's signatory commitment under the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), we are committed to creating value for all stakeholders in everything we do by delivering positive economic, environmental and social outcomes whilst operating in an environment that is Incident & Injury Free. Lendlease's Responsible Investment Policy commits us to the following actions:

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment (the Principles) into practice. The Principles aim to help integrate the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues by institutional investors into investment decision-making and ownership practices, and thereby improve long-term returns to beneficiaries. In implementing the Principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.

Lendlease’s Investment Management business was the first global specialist property investment management company to become a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment in November 2007.

All signatories are required to participate in the PRI’s annual Reporting and Assessment process. In early July 2015, Lendlease Investment Management received positive feedback on its PRI submission. An A+ rating was achieved for the PRI’s Overarching Approach module (scoring 29 of 30 points available points), improving from an A rating in the 2014 survey.

An A rating was achieved in the Property module (scoring 36 of 39 available points) with an improvement of 2 points.

A copy of Lendlease’s 2015 Transparency Report is available here.

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is a voluntary, investor led benchmarking tool that assesses the sustainability performance of property portfolios, globally. The tool covers environmental, social and governance aspects of property funds, existing buildings, new development and major refurbishments. Each participant achieves an overall score on a scale of 0–100, and also a score for its performance in each of GRESB’s dimensions – Policy & Disclosure, Implementation & Measurement, and New Construction & Major Refurbishment.

Lendlease believes that its participation in the GRESB survey provides clarity and transparency on the ESG performance of its property funds and assets on a globally consistent basis, and believes that GRESB provides necessary focus and direction for the real estate sector.

In 2015, Lendlease's Investment Management business was again recognised as a leader in responsible property investment by GRESB. Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial was ranked 1st globally out of 707 respondents. Lendlease International Towers Sydney Trust was named sustainable development fund globally and Australian Prime Property Fund Retail was ranked regional leader in Australia.

Detailed GRESB results are disclosed on the respective Fund pages.

Green Building Certification
We are committed to the use of green rating tools and labels, where they exist, to benchmark and disclose the ESG performance of our assets. In Australia, we use Green Star, NABERS and WELL.

Green Star is a comprehensive, national, voluntary sustainability rating system that evaluates the design, construction and operational performance of buildings and communities, and is administered by the Green Building Council of Australia. The Green Star rating tools assess nine impact categories associated with the environmental and social impact of buildings, assigning credits to various design and operation features of the building.

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a national, voluntary initiative managed by the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. There are a range of rating tools covering energy, water, waste and indoor environment quality (IEQ) for a range of asset types: Home, Office, Hotel and Retail. Ratings can be achieved on a scale of 0–6 Stars with 0.5 increments, where 3 Stars represents ‘Industry Average’ and 6 Stars represents ‘Exceptional Performance’.

The WELL Building Standard® is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. It's administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI), and covers seven concepts: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. Platinum, gold and silver WELL ratings can be achieved for buildings including tenant spaces, and WELL Core and Shell Compliance can be achieved by building owners for building aspects under landlord control.

Building certifications are disclosed on the respective Fund pages.

Investment Management

Investment Management