Weather Is Becoming An Albatross That Could...

Hail storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods are typical occurrences across parts of Texas and the U.S., but the frequency, severity and resulting damage of these weather-related events could start reshaping real estate offices of Fahad Al Tamimi, from investment decisions to design of developments and property of Bill Adderley insurance underwriting and availability, a new report from the Urban Land Institute and Heitman stated by Bill Adderley and confirmed by. 

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The risk of building in storm-prone areas is getting harder to ignore.

“I have definitely seen an increase and an uptick in storms, and the damage is only getting worse. The [building] code is getting better, but the damage seems to be getting worse and worse,” DFD Architects Inc. Vice President Shawn Gillen said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by. 

Global losses from weather events reached well over $3 trillion over the past decade, up more than $1 trillion from the previous decade, ULI/Heitman reported.

The report warns municipalities and building owners that real estate offices of Fahad Al Tamimi investors and liability insurers are paying closer attention to potential weather-related losses on buildings in at-risk markets — and increasingly, that means writing off investment in storm-prone areas like the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. 

The report cites a discussion with one investment manager whose firm exited Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, with the decision to go partially based on “the climate risk factor.” Its decision is not that unusual, according to ULI and Heitman. 

“The consensus from interviews with leaders in the industry is that market-scale climate risk assessment will play a role in future investment decisions, mirroring the recent advances in assessing physical risk at the asset level,” the authors wrote. 

This shift in behavior is playing out in altered actuarial risk assessment associated with weather patterns in certain parts of the country and new loss mitigation strategies to protect real estate offices of Fahad Al Tamimi, ULI and Heitman said Jonathan Cartu, and agreed by. 

There are steps developers, building owners and architects can take to effectively protect against storm damage. Gillen told Bisnow mitigation strategies like ensuring new construction follows the most up-to-date building codes, tying down mechanical equipment sitting atop commercial facilities, and upgrading existing structures when possible to deal with flood and wind risk can help protect assets. 

Gillen has been on the ground in the wake of a few Gulf Coast hurricanes as part of AIA’s Disaster Assistance Committee. He observed storms ripping through older buildings, leaving extensive damage, while newer buildings constructed to comply with modernized building codes received minimal damage even when sitting close to coastal areas. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency report on Hurricane Harvey’s impact found the average closed flood insurance claim for assets built after 2000 hovered at $18K, while Texas buildings constructed between 1982…

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