We put a commitment to reducing our portfolio’s environmental footprint at the core of our operations, where sustainability’s full value is embedded in our overall strategy.


Thriving and diverse neighborhoods, employees, and vendors are fostered through authentic initiatives and purposeful policies.


We hold ourselves to the highest standards across our organization, honoring our commitments while challenging our thinking to stay ahead of the curve.

Vision, Mission & Goals

Sustainability Mission

We build extraordinary places, foster resilient communities and create inspiring experiences that are ecologically, socially and economically responsible.

Sustainability Vision

To masterfully plan, develop and nurture our country’s most inspiring small cities and communities that help people discover new ways of experiencing life.

Core Values

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Operational Excellence

Implementing sustainability throughout our operations gives us a competitive advantage with greener properties and lower expenses.

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Community-Focused Philanthropy

Supporting our neighborhoods through charitable giving and volunteerism is central to our corporate responsibility strategy.

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A Safe, Healthy, and Diverse Workplace

Attracting and keeping the best talent means we strive to provide a work environment that makes our employees and stakeholders feel safe, well, and included.

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Sustainable Returns

Integrating ESG principles into our investment strategy is key to achieving sustained value and excellence.

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Ethical Leadership

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency and ethics which keep us accountable to our employees, investors, and communities.


Environmental Performance Targets




The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the ESG performance of real estate globally. Howard Hughes participates in GRESB Real Estate assessments annually.


The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an independent standards organization helping businesses communicate the impact of their business on critical sustainability issues. Howard Hughes follows the GRI indicators for our annual Sustainability Reports.


ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Howard Hughes is benchmarking our properties in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

The U.S. Green Building Council is a membership- based non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. The USGBC oversees the LEED rating system.

ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

“The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance is a global consortium of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the real estate industry through value-enhancing strategies. In the past 6 years, Greenprint members have decreased energy consumption by 13.7 percent, greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5 percent, and water use by 10.9 percent, saving $42 million in utility costs in this past year alone.”


Reporting & Downloads

ESG Review 2019-2020


ESG Review 2018-2019