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A commitment to sustainable and responsible investing

We believe that ESG considerations can positively affect the performance of real estate investment portfolios to varying degrees across property types, geographies and vintages. In our experience, ESG integration, managed appropriately, contributes to enhanced long-term returns and reduced risks. Belay takes into account ESG considerations at the company level, investment manager level, operating partner level, and at the property level.

Belay promotes sustainable and responsible investing by incorporating key environmental, social, and governance considerations into our business management, investment analysis, and due diligence.

Belay’s ESG policy has been incorporated into every aspect of our investment process.

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Investment philosophy

Belay is committed to the following principals:

  • Incorporating ESG considerations into investment analysis and decision-making processes
  • Appropriate disclosure on ESG considerations by the entities through which we invest
  • Promoting acceptance and implementation of ESG considerations within the investment industry


Operator selection:

  • Relevant ESG sections and questions within our due diligence questionnaire
  • Belay’s 5 P Operator Assessment includes an ESG Category and Scoring

Asset selection and ESG assessment:

  • Environmental impact assessment goals (LEED certified, LED installation, etc.)


Periodic monitoring of ESG performance:

  • Operators’ ESG impact
  • Property-level ESG impact


Beyond our commitment to sustainable and responsible investing, we believe that we can directly impact the lives of others with our philanthropic efforts.

Belay Annual Volunteer Day

Habitat for Humanity