Businesses that rent office space view electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as a top priority.
More than 40% of companies in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) are looking to include EV charging stations in future leases, according to JLL’s 2023 Responsible Real Estate study. The reason: Organizations need to fulfill their net zero carbon commitments or comply with increasingly stringent regulations, causing them to expand and reshuffle priorities.
These priorities, stemming from organizational commitments to sustainability, impact how they engage with landlords. About 34% of business renters currently use some form of green-lease language in their contracts. Clauses around EVs, embodied carbon, electrification, and overall emissions showed the greatest increase in prioritization among corporate leaders.
This trend has momentum. The uptake of most green-lease targets is set to double as tenants sign their next lease, JLL says.