A commercial real estate company evaluates water risks, including the ability of the government to remedy the situation, the company’s operating exposure and mitigation, and whether to relocate because of water risk. A real estate fund manager examines investing opportunities in Mexico City in connection with a large-scale water supply and distribution crisis, one of the largest cities in the world. Can the investment manager understand the water problems so that they can make a decision whether to invest in Mexico City? What is s … Read more »

A commercial real estate company evaluates water risks, including the ability of the government to remedy the situation, the company’s operating exposure and mitigation, and whether to relocate because of water risk. A real estate fund manager examines investing opportunities in Mexico City in connection with a large-scale water supply and distribution crisis, one of the largest cities in the world. Can the investment manager understand the water problems so that they can make a decision whether to invest in Mexico City? What is it about how water procured and distributed in Mexico City experience? And how could discusses the possible public-private partnerships affect their investment opportunities? The fund investors are looking for real estate exposure in the major cities of the world, especially Mexico City. How can they assess and mitigate this risk? How to extend this thinking to other cities and countries?
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John D. Macomber,
Regina Garcia-Cuellar,
James H. Griffin
Source: Harvard Business School
30 pages.
Release Date: 27 May 2010. Prod #: 210085-PDF-ENG
Water scarcity and Property Investing In Mexico City HBR case solution