Real Estate Services

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Real Estate Services industry entities provide a range of services to real estate owners, tenants, investors and developers. Primary services include property management, brokerage, appraisal and information services for real estate owners. Property management services may include leasing, tenant relations, building maintenance and building security. Many entities also provide brokerage services, facilitating sales and leasing transactions. Appraisals and other advisory or information services are other specialised services commonly provided to clients. Entities in the industry play important roles in the real estate value chain, which is a substantial part of the global economy.

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Disclosure Topics (Industry specific) for: Real Estate Services

Product Design & Lifecycle Management
  • Sustainability Services

    In the Real Estate Services industry, buildings owned or occupied by clients generally have significant sustainability impacts. Buildings, and the activities that take place within them, drive energy consumption, direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption, waste generation and indoor environmental quality concerns that can impact occupant health. Entities have an opportunity to improve the sustainability impacts of buildings and their operations through sustainability-related services. These services may include utility data management, energy procurement, energy and water benchmarking, resource efficiency improvements, activities related to sustainability certifications, and sustainability consulting and training. Entities may impact building sustainability further by arranging leases that incentivise both owners and tenants to improve sustainability performance, while yielding financial benefits for both parties. Providing these services may drive new revenue growth and increase client retention. Effective sustainability services may benefit owners or tenants through improved asset values, increased tenant demand, decreased operating costs and improved tenant experiences.
Business Ethics
  • Transparent Information & Management of Conflict of Interest

    The real estate services business model is dependent on client trust and loyalty. To ensure long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, entities must provide services that satisfy the highest professional and ethical standards of the industry. Professional integrity is an important governance issue. The range of services and the number of professionals within a single organisation can make the management of conflicts of interest more challenging. Brokerage and appraisal services may come with particularly high risk of conflicts of interest and negligence. To manage and avoid these risks, entities may implement a range of governance measures, including employee training, oversight, and policies, procedures and enforcement systems focused on transparency and appropriate disclosures. Effective risk management may result in increased client trust and improved brand value, adding to long-term revenue growth. Inadequate risk management may result in regulatory fines and penalties, as well as decreased client trust and reduced market share.

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