The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unclear. However, one thing is certain: Real estate remains an attractive asset class – especially those properties that focus on sustainability.

The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll. Commercial real estate is likely to suffer for some time to come from the fragile and inconsistent economic recovery. Already prevailing trends such as flexible working and online shopping will continue to gain momentum and encourage structural changes.

Swiss Life Asset Managers views real estate as a long-term investment. It believes that property will remain an attractive asset class despite strong political and economic headwinds. This is particularly true for sustainable real estate.

The construction and operation of buildings alone account for around 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As a responsible real estate investor, Swiss Life Asset Managers is already guided by ESG regulations. They are an integral part of the corporate DNA. Swiss Life Asset Managers aims to work with developers, tenants, administrators and facility managers to do its part towards a more sustainable economy.

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