Index celebrates 5 years in ‘green’ investment

11th June 2021

Now in its fifth year, financing company MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index continues to support the investment case for green buildings in the commercial property sector.

Released yearly in conjunction with the Green Building Council of South Africa and sponsored by property management company Growthpoint Properties, the index provides an independent, globally consistent view on the investment performance of green-certified and non-certified offices.

At the end of 2020, the index sample comprised 289 prime and A grade office properties valued at R54.5-billion, of which 139 were green-certified buildings. These were compared to 150 non-certified offices of a similar quality.

“Growthpoint is proud to sponsor the MSCI Green Property Index for Offices for the fifth year. Its insights have never been more relevant than in today’s market. The index’s findings continue to strongly support the case for investing in green-certified buildings,” says Growthpoint asset management head Paul Kollenberg.

He adds that the MSCI Green Property Index for Offices demonstrates the real rewards of investing in green certified buildings and provides proof that these buildings are better placed to retain and attract tenants and are cheaper to operate. As the owner of the biggest portfolio of green-certified office buildings in Africa, this puts Growthpoint in a strong position for the future.

“We remain committed to providing workspaces that positively impact business and the environment as well as the physical and mental well-being of the people who occupy them,” Kollenberg concludes.