NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GTIS Partners LP (“GTIS”), a real estate private equity firm headquartered in New York City, with offices in São Paulo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Paris and Munich, today announced that the GTIS Brazil Real Estate Fund I has been recognized as 2016’s most sustainable private equity real estate investment fund in South America by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
“GTIS Partners continues to raise the bar when it comes to sustainable investing,” said Dan Winters, GRESB Head of the Americas. “As the GRESB 2016 South American leader, it’s clear that GTIS Partners is passionate about ESG issues and focused on long-term corporate sustainability.”
“We are extremely honored to be recognized as a leader in sustainability performance for the second year in a row,” said Josh Pristaw, Senior Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets and Co-head of Brazil at GTIS Partners. “We have a firm-wide commitment to sustainability efforts, which we bring to our developments both in Brazil and the U.S.”
“Sustainability is a big part of our core values and it continues to be a priority for our employees, investors and business partners,” said João Teixeira, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Brazil Office at GTIS Partners. “We are looking to make a difference in the world and GRESB data helps underscore the success of our efforts.”
GTIS Partners has been actively investing in Brazil real estate since 2005, making it one of the first to recognize the potential of the country’s real estate markets. The firm is one of the largest foreign real estate investors in Brazil, and has raised investor equity commitments of approximately $2.4 billion USD for its Brazil platform.
GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the world. The dynamic benchmark is used by institutional investors to engage with their investments with the aim to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolio, and the global property sector at large. GRESB covers about $7.6 trillion of institutional capital, $2.8 trillion of property value and 66,000 assets across the globe.
The GRESB (or Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) survey is widely recognized as the most rigorous standard for measuring the sustainability performance of real estate companies and funds, and GRESB participation has become standard practice for most of the world’s fund managers and listed property companies. For more information, please refer to www.GRESB.com.
About GTIS Partners
GTIS Partners is a global real estate investment firm headquartered in New York with offices in São Paulo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Paris, and Munich. GTIS Partners has 83 employees and currently has approximately $3.5 billion of assets under management. To date, the firm has committed capital to residential, retail, industrial, office, hotel and mixed-use projects in the U.S. and Brazil. In the U.S., GTIS has committed over $1.4 billion of equity and debt to 87 projects in 22 states. In Brazil, GTIS has invested in 91 assets comprised of approximately 13,000 residential units, over 500,000 square meters of office and industrial space, and over 9,800 hotel rooms owned, managed, or under development. By combining hands-on real estate expertise with a disciplined investment approach, GTIS Partners helps create value for its investors and partners. The firm pursues opportunistic real estate investments through direct equity investment and non-traditional lending activities and the firm relies on macro-research as well as the hands-on industry knowledge of its experienced investment and asset management teams. For further information, please visit www.gtispartners.com.