24 October 2022 – Get Living, the UK’s leading build-to-rent owner operator and developer of large-scale residential neighbourhoods, has been awarded a 5-star rating for its operational neighbourhoods and a 4-star rating for its development portfolio by GRESB, the global ESG benchmark.
GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organization that assesses and benchmarks ESG performance of real estate assets, providing standardized and validated data to the capital markets. GRESB assessments are guided by what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of real estate asset investments and are aligned with international reporting frameworks, goals and emerging regulations. A 5-star award is the highest rating and represents recognition for being an industry leader.
The GRESB accreditation is an important element of Get Living’s ESG strategy as it continues to embed sustainability across the business. This involves supporting local employment and local suppliers and becoming civic family members of the communities in which it operates, while pursuing a green and sustainable agenda.
Ailish Christian West, Executive Director of Real Estate, Development and ESG at Get Living, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded a GRESB 5-star rating for our neighbourhoods once again. This accreditation is testament to the hard work of the Get Living team in driving ESG initiatives across the business, from lowering our group carbon emissions to supporting our communities on the ground. We still have a way to go on our ESG journey as we work to become an industry leader but accreditations such as this reflect the positive steps Get Living has already made.”
Fay Rajaratnam – Corporate Affairs Manager, Get Living
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About Get Living
Get Living is the UK’s leading build-to-rent operator – offering simple, straightforward living in brilliant urban neighbourhoods, where our resident communities enable independent businesses to thrive.
Get Living’s portfolio comprises circa 4,000 homes for rent across three neighbourhoods: East Village and Elephant Central in London and New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks, Manchester. Further neighbourhoods totally circa 6,500 homes in development pipeline are planned across London and around its commuter belt locations such as Maidenhead & Leatherhead, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow; with ambitions to grow the portfolio to 12,500 homes within five years.