The Urban Land Institute defines resilience as “the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events”. In the United States, development approaches in real estate have transformed by such natural disasters as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, and wildfires which had devastating effects on the damage of property and the lives threatened and lost. Climate change is manifesting in increasing intensity and frequency of extreme weather, from severe drought and wildfires on the West Coast to flooding on the East Coast and many other disasters of various types and severity. Building resiliency involves improved approaches in land use, construction, and design to protect buildings from increasing climate change risks. Climate risks such as hurricanes, sea-level rise and coastal flooding, extreme heat, and drought can have catastrophic impacts on properties and a domino-effect of time-consuming and costly labors to restore land and property function and value. Resiliency has the potential to help developers and property owners to adjust to the changing global climate with some peace of mind that measures have been taken to consider the possible future risks. Several drivers are coming to the forefront in investing in building resiliency, such as government regulations that recognize climate risks and mandate that these risks be accounted for in planning, design, and development through use of codes and ordinances that require floor mapping, drought management plans, and so forth. Investors are also increasingly demanding building for resilience, as they acknowledge the financial risks posed by climate change. On the business side, payback for resilience efforts can be measured in cost savings from preventing damages and reducing operating costs, as well as increased revenue from improved branding and company image. Therefore, the private sector plays a significant role in facilitating public and private collaboration.