Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate Markets

  • Alexander Reichardt

Part of the Essays in Real Estate Research book series (ERER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Alexander Reichardt
    Pages 1-8
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 93-107

About this book


Alexander Reichardt provides pertinent information on the business case for sustainable buildings, which offer a large potential to abate climate change, which can be achieved at relatively affordable costs compared to other industries. He discusses– although sustainable space offers verifiable advantages to tenants like lower operating expenses, higher employee productivity and reputation benefits –, the small empirical evidence that tenants indeed pay a rent premium for leasing this space. The author, therefore, analyses if sustainable buildings command a rent premium compared to comparable conventional buildings and what contributes to this rent premium. In addition, he analyses what kind of tenants primarily rent sustainable space. It is expected that the demand for sustainable space differs between industries as different industries have different motivations for renting sustainable space.


  • Sustainable Building Certification and the Rent Premium: A Panel Data Approach
  • Operating Expenses and The Rent Premium of Sustainable Buildings
  • Sustainability and the Leasing Decision of Office Occupiers in the U.S.

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the field of real estate investment
  • Developers, investors, building owners, policy makers, and appraisers

About the Author

Dr. Alexander Reichardt wrote his dissertation at the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of the EBS European Business School.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Reichardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Real Estate Management InstituteWiesbadenGermany

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