Schroder Real Estate has managed real estate funds since 1971. Our real estate business is headquartered in London with offices across Europe, Asia and North America, and currently has £15.6 billion* (€17.3 billion / US$19.8 billion) of gross real estate assets under management (at 31 December 2018) across direct real estate, real estate securities and real estate capital partners.
*Source: Schroders, as at 31 December 2018. Real Estate AUM includes holdings of Schroder Real Estate Capital Partners and Schroders Global Cities Funds.
Direct real estate investment, the ownership and active management of buildings, provides scope for ESG considerations to be applied directly and for positive impacts to be realised. Schroder Real Estate’s Sustainable Investment Policy is embedded in our investment process. We believe this should deliver improved long-term returns, contribute to tenants’ business performance and create tangible benefits to the local communities and societies in which they operate.
We maintain an environmental management system aligned with ISO 14001 (the internationally agreed standard for such systems) to manage the deliverable actions derived from our Sustainable Investment Policy. Our framework applies to all aspects of direct real estate investment including acquisition due diligence, asset management, property management provided by third parties, refurbishments and developments.
Our direct real estate allocation to REITs relates to one direct real estate fund which is a REIT. We also manage a Pan European (excluding UK) company which is listed on the LSE and JSE, however this is not a REIT.