Real I.S. AG has upgraded real estate funds with a total value of around €8.4 billion, i.e. about 75% of the total portfolio, to Article 8 classification under the EU Disclosure Regulation (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation – SFDR). This complements the company's existing Article 8 product range, which is thus expanded to a total of twelve special funds as well as the open-ended real estate fund REALISINVEST EUROPA. The estimated investment for investors remains manageable at approximately 0.1% of annual rental income. This is made possible by a carefully designed technical structure.
An internal scoring model assesses and monitors the ecological features. Greenhouse gas emissions are measured using a CRREM tool. The use of innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) in building control, not only makes it possible to meet the abovementioned ecological characteristics in the long term, but also to contribute to decarbonisation. The hurdles were nevertheless high, both technically and procedurally, since any adjustment to the investment terms and conditions requires the consent of all investors. Real I.S. was able to convince 100% of the investors by presenting a clear proposal, transparent measures and marginal investment costs. The funds are now gradually being converted. New Real I.S. funds are subject to Article 8 of the SFDR right from the outset.
Source: realisag.de on the 28th of August