DWS is one of the world’s largest real estate investment managers, with EUR 65 billion in assets under management as of December 31st 2020. As part of the Alternatives platform, we offer a diverse range of strategies and solutions across the risk/return and geographic spectrums, including core and value-added real estate, real estate securities, real estate debt and opportunistic real estate on behalf of governments, corporations, insurance companies, endowments, and retirement plans and private clients worldwide.
By taking a disciplined approach to real estate investing and creating innovative investment solutions, DWS aims to deliver superior long-term risk adjusted returns, preservation of capital and diversification to investors.
DWS's real estate ESG strategy is to preserve and enhance risk-adjusted returns and strengthen our investment process by reducing risk, improving efficiency, and satisfying tenants. Our global ESG Framework guides strategic implementation at the asset, portfolio and platform levels, and through in-house subject matter experts and working groups we aim to embed these into each phase of our investment process.
Our participation in the Better Buildings Partnership reflects the importance of ESG issues for our business, and the role sustainability plays throughout Europe in driving financial performance. We are also proud signatories of the Better Buildings Partnership Climate Commitment, publishing our first pathway in December 2020.
With a more than 50 year real estate investment heritage of delivering lasting value through risk management, active asset management and thought leadership, DWS is ideally positioned to be a leader in producing solutions to ESG issues.
15 FUNDS (€36BN AUM) PARTICIPATED IN 2020 GRESB ASSESSMENT
€16.6 billion in green label assets globally *as of 31/12/2020
Tracking energy and carbon impact for over 9.7 million square meters of real estate globally *as of 31/12/2020
“Our aim is to ensure our assets are run in accordance with best sustainability practices that consistently identify opportunities to improve performance and add value." Jessica Hardman, Head of Real Estate, UK