Among key themes for 2021, digitalisation and what it means for smart buildings and cities, is likely to dominate, along with ESG, said Assem El Alami, head of real estate finance at Berlin Hyp.
“There is no choice but to integrate it into our economies,” he said.
Talking to Richard Betts of Real Asset Media, he explained that it was somewhat surprising that ESG should have come into focus to the extent that it did during the Covid-19 pandemic, when it might have been expected that attention was concentrated elsewhere. However, he also added that the change at the White House will give ESG further impetus world wide as the US steps back into combatting climate change.
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