REALTORS® and Sustainability: Commercial

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Cover of the 2021 REALTORS and Sustainability Commercial report

In July 2021, NAR surveyed its members pertaining to sustainability issues facing the industry. Among the findings:

  • Eighteen percent of respondents reported that their Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) had green data fields, and the CIE green data fields were used to promote energy information and green features.
  • A majority of agents and brokers (69%) said that energy efficiency promotion in listings was very or somewhat valuable.
  • Thirty-seven percent of brokerage firms had experience working with commercial building repurposing, such as converting empty malls into technical schools.
  • The building features that REALTORS® believed were most important to clients included utility and operations costs, indoor air quality, efficient use of lighting, and windows, doors, and furnishings.