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Going beyond the workplace, Millennials are also looking to live in environmentally responsible housing. Growing trends of urbanization and multi-use communities have dominated recent headlines as analysts try to determine the ideal Millennial experience. Developers have also focused on “green” buildings, as younger renters, many of whom do not own cars, prefer to live in sustainability-oriented apartments.

Over the past 10 years sustainability has moved from a pioneering philosophy to standard practice across the real estate industry. As sustainable projects become more commonplace, it is important to have the right people leading the progress. While sustainability is their primary focus, not to be overlooked is the importance of employing leaders experienced in real estate ownership, development and management. When determining the viability of a sustainable initiative, a deep understanding of the asset is imperative.

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