JPMAM REA actively manage and monitor the ESG performance of our assets on ongoing basis post-investment. Our program is clearly communicated in our Sustainability Reference Guide which is updated and distributed annually. Tenant surveys are conducted annually with a thorough review process as well as established Maintenance Management Systems to address health, safety and well-being. We have experienced on-site third-party property management teams to continually assess risk of natural hazards and contamination. Depending on product type, location, competitive submarket, client considerations, regulatory risk, building codes and tenancy, ESG factors are incorporated into the underwriting/valuation process and reported in the property’s annual budget. Additionally, once an asset has been acquired, JPMAM REA monitors key performance indicators at the property level for energy, emissions, water and waste/recycling. Properties are assessed based on year-to-year comparisons as well as to comparable buildings. Our ESG Program is evaluated annually and we seek to mitigate risks by a) improving energy & water efficiency, b) supporting the use of public transportation to and from our buildings, c) complying with new climate change related laws, d) working with suppliers to implement sustainable purchasing, e) and engaging with our tenants and communities.
Property teams are an integral part of the development and implementation of each asset’s ESG plan. Sustainability training is provided using JPMAM Sustainability Policies, as well as ENERGY STAR training resources. We have hired a third-party consultant, LORD Green Real Estate Strategies, to provide additional technical support and to provide third-party review of the property investments as it relates to their sustainability performance and reporting.