Mission and Values

Our mission is to relentlessly pursue value and deliver exceptional risk-adjusted returns—setting the standard for excellence in real estate investment. We are passionate about pioneering the future of our industry, delivering innovative investment strategies through creative entrepreneurship, astute judgement and unwavering focus. Our legacy will be measured in the value we create for our investors and the sustainable impact we make on the real estate landscape. To read more about Starwood’s Mission and Values, visit the Business section.

Our Approach

Our approach to sustainability is guided by our firm’s mission and values and is realized through the integration of various environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives across our corporate operations and throughout our investment portfolio. As a fiduciary, we have crafted an ESG integration strategy that focuses on value-creation and risk-mitigation initiatives that enhance our ability to create and protect value for our investors. For more information on our approach, please refer to our ESG Policy here.

Corporate Operations

Our corporate ESG initiatives support our firm’s resilient growth, make us better investors, and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future for all our stakeholders. Example initiatives include:

  • Measuring our firm’s carbon footprint annually and seeking to reduce the environmental impact of our operations through energy use efficiency, water conservation, and waste management initiatives.
  • Enhancing our firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy, conscious of the immense value that diverse teams and experiences bring to our firm and our industry.
  • Upholding strong governance principles as a cornerstone of our firm’s operations.

Investment Portfolio

Across our portfolio, we pursue initiatives that we believe will enhance our ability to create and protect value. Our ESG efforts are integral to our mission of delivering exceptional results for our investors. Example initiatives across our investment portfolio include:

  • Promoting strong governance and oversight protocols, with a focus on risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.
  • Identifying and mitigating climate risk while prioritizing value-accretive initiatives like energy efficiency and renewable energy procurement.
  • Prioritizing people across our portfolio with a focus on health and well-being.

Industry Engagement

As part of our dedication to responsible investment practices, Starwood upholds a series of industry commitments. We are a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a GRESB participant, a supporter of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and a partner to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings program. We are also a signatory to the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) Diversity in Action Initiative and collaborate with several third-party organizations that specialize in diverse recruitment, employee retention, and professional development.