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Vision and Impacts

 

Our Vision

We define the future of cities. City by city, property by property, and experience by experience, we challenge what it means to live, connect and belong. We’re a multi-hyphenate, full-stack company that curates unmatched experiences and offers unrivaled hospitality, all to inspire members of diverse communities to live their best lives.
We passionately create visionary neighborhoods and communities that transform urban life.

Our Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

 
Sustainability
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Related is a champion of environmentally conscious real estate. We continuously advance the design, construction and operation of our properties to reduce their environmental footprint.
Social Engagement
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Our holistic approach to being a good neighbor includes local recruitment, training and job placement and partnerships with non-profit organizations with a focus on kids, sustainability, the local community and the arts.
Giving Back
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Our Related Cares program provides both a giving back and volunteering opportunities to our employees across the country.
Responsible Governance
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Our governance and business ethics reflect our dedication to our broader vision for creating a legacy of positive social, economic and environmental impacts.
2021 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Read the full report detailing Related's environmental efforts, commitment to affordable housing, community engagement programs, philanthropic initiatives, and business ethics overview.

 
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Building more inclusive cities

It is a bedrock belief of this organization that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are not only socially responsible, they are the foundation of a successful business.

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Making an Impact
Making an Impact

Every day, we invest in inclusive, sustainable communities and initiatives from large-scale city centers to affordable housing. We believe that pursuing these solutions to neighborhood advancement will positively impact society for generations to come.

Making an Impact
Making an Impact

Hudson Yards was named Manhattan's first-ever Leed® Gold Neighborhood Development. Building a neighborhood from the ground up in the heart of New York City gave us the opportunity to create a blueprint for the future of sustainable urban centers to show how a healthier, more environmentally responsive design can lead to better-connected centers of urban life.

 
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Our Commitment to Sustainability

We operate at the forefront of sustainable industry

Since developing one of the nation’s first LEED Gold residential buildings, Related has been a market leader in environmentally-conscious real estate development and operations. For us, optimum building performance and environmental responsibility are essential attributes of a quality development and are evidence of our commitment to excellence.

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Giving Back
Giving Back
Related Cares and Philanthropy

Related Cares provides both a giving back and volunteering program to our employees across the country. We provide a full day-off per year for employees to give back to any organization they support in their communities. and fund a gift matching program to promote giving.

Giving Back
Giving Back
Covid-19 Response

Related and chef José Andrés’ global organization World Central Kitchen (WCK) partnered to feed the brave health care workers and emergency responders at locations throughout Manhattan’s West Side. The WCK outpost was established within 55 Hudson Yards where volunteers provided free meals daily for heroic essential workers. Related and Wells Fargo started this initiative by contributing $1,000,000 to HYWWCK: Relief on the Hudson.

Giving Back
Giving Back
Arts and Culture

Our commitment to community engagement through arts and culture is exemplified not just by engaging site-specific works of art adorning our residential buildings and city center developments but by the programs we sponsor in our affordable portfolio, such as Art on Sedgewick in Chicago and the 400 foot long Mural Festival community engagement piece in Springfield, MA.

Commitment to Community
Commitment to Community
Charitable events

Hudson Yards has partnered with 43 non-profit organizations with a focus on kids, sustainability, the local community and the arts. In just three years, we have hosted events attended by nearly 3,500 guests, provided space at no charge and, in most cases, covered costs of events.

 
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At Our Foundation: Affordable Housing

Building and supporting thriving communities

Related started exclusively as an affordable housing developer in 1972 and today is one of the largest developers and preservationists of affordable and workforce housing in the country. Currently, Related owns and manages 55,000 affordable and workforce housing apartment homes and is proud to have never converted a single unit of affordable housing to market rate.

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Responsible Governance

Our business ethics

We are committed to conducting our business fairly and honestly and our governance reflects our dedication to our broader vision for creating a legacy of positive social, economic and environmental impacts.

Read Our ESG Report
 
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In the News

Stephen Ross gives $63 million to make cities more resilient

The Chronicle of Philanthropy / December 14, 2020

To help shape safer, healthier cities around the world, Related Chairman and Founder Stephen Ross has committed $63.5 million to WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. WRI’s programs catalyze innovative solutions for urban issues like improving access to clean air and water—with the goal to make life better for millions of people globally.

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