The Sustainable Property Equity strategy invests worldwide in stocks of companies in the property sector. We believe long-term cash-flow generation in the property sector is often underappreciated, creating opportunities to add value.
We want to capture the following market anomalies:
Our investment process consists of four steps. The first involves identifying the investable universe within global listed real-estate growth. The second is the top-down identification of trends that offer strong growth through better execution and/or active management.
The strategy uses a sustainability performance ranking to narrow down the universe. In the third step, the portfolio managers conduct in-depth fundamental, ESG and valuation analysis. The team has fully integrated ESG criteria into its investment analysis and decision-making process.
The fourth and final step involves the construction of the portfolio, based on conviction levels and investment guidelines. The resulting portfolio has a better ESG profile and significantly lower environmental footprint than the index.
The Sustainable Property Equity strategy is managed by the Property portfolio management team, which consists of two veteran portfolio managers. These highly experienced investment professionals are part of the Global Developed Sustainable Equities team and also work with Robeco’s trends, emerging markets and sustainability analysts.