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Jonathan Needell Needell says investors need active management to deal with climate risk in real estate.

HOUSTON—Rising temperatures and sea levels are putting ever-increasing pressure on real estate investors. The problem is that traditional diversification is not enough to mitigate the adverse and unpredictable effects of climate change, says Jonathan Needell, president and chief investment officer of Kairos Investment Management Company, a real estate investment company focused on making a positive environmental and social impact. In this exclusive, Needell says investors need active management, not passive diversification, in order to deal with climate risk in real estate.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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