Ballast acknowledges that real estate accounts for a meaningful portion of global carbon emissions. We believe we have a corporate and human responsibility to consider sustainability throughout our investment process. Ballast believes that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles are crucial to developing a resilient business for our employees, long-term value for our investors and sustainable communities for our residents.
At Ballast, we are always looking for ways to enrich the local communities our tenants call home. Here are some examples that have proven very popular with residents.
Ballast partnered with Alvéole to install beehives on rooftops across our apartment portfolio. This effort helps make urban agriculture a normal part of city life and influences the local environment in a positive way. Once the honey is produced, Alvéole packages and gifts bottles to our lucky residents.
The Artist Program
Ballast is proud to support local artisans by showcasing their artwork on and within our buildings. This commitment to the local art scene helps these talented individuals gain exposure and enriches the wider community by fostering a sense of togetherness.
*Data as of April 30, 2023. Includes estimates based on value-add improvements across portfolio of Ballast properties.