About our research

The Sustainability Imperative: The Future of Real Estate Investment report is based on an independent, global opinion research study, and supplementary qualitative interviews with BCLP partners and industry thought leaders.

The concept development and research design were carried out by BCLP and Man Bites Dog, with the opinion research fieldwork conducted by Coleman Parkes Research.

Global opinion research – quantitative interviews

The 700-strong opinion research sample consisted of 400 investors (200 private equity investors and 200 institutional investors) and 300 corporate occupiers (business leaders responsible for their organization’s real estate decisions).

The interviews took place in 2023 and were conducted under the ethical research guidelines set by both the MRS (Market Research Society) and ESOMAR.

The investors and business leaders were from the following markets:

  • The US
  • Europe (the UK, France, and Germany)
  • The Middle East (the UAE and Saudi Arabia)
  • Asia (China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore)

Qualitative interviews with BCLP partners and industry thought leaders

In addition to the quantitative research, a series of in-depth interviews were conducted with BCLP real estate sector lawyers who focus and an external panel of industry leaders to provide a qualitative layer to the research.

Meet our advisory panel

Professor Olmo Silva

Professor of Real Estate Economics and Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science

Fons van Dorst

Executive Commercial Director UK at Edge
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