Manulife Real Estate is the global real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corporation with fully integrated in-house capabilities and 70 years of experience as an active investor, owner, developer and asset manager of commercial real estate. Diversified by both geography and asset type, the portfolio consists primarily of prime office and industrial properties, as well as select retail and multi-family residential properties, in key metropolitan centers throughout Canada, Asia and in the United States through Manulife's U.S. division, John Hancock. In addition to equity real estate, Manulife Real Estate manages the space requirements and own use facilities for Manulife’s operations around the world.

In 2011, Manulife Real Estate launched a new real estate fund platform, extending the benefit of its long established real estate asset management expertise to institutional investors.

Standard Life Announcement

We are excited to announce that on January 30, 2015 the transaction of Manulife’s agreement to acquire Standard Life Plc’s Canadian operations closed.

To view the Canadian Standard Life Real Estate portfolio please click here.

All Standard Life Investments Canada Real Estate Fund LP materials will be branded "Manulife Asset Management Private Markets".

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News Releases

John Hancock Increases Commercial and Residential Real Estate in San Diego, California Manulife Canadian Real Estate Fund Completes Series of Strategic Acquisitions in Key Canadian Markets Manulife to create new home for larger operations in Montreal Co-venture with Ivanhoe Cambridge will build "Maison Manuvie"

John Hancock acquires One South Wacker, a 40 story, Class "A" office building in Chicago's Central Business District Manulife and Allianz to Co-invest up to $1 Billion in U.S. Real Estate Manulife Asset Managment Private Markets Names Michael J. McNamara as Global Head of Real Estate Investments

Manulife builds on leading positions in Canadian market John Hancock acquires Oracle Tower, 12 story, Class "A" office building in Orange County, California John Hancock acquires 55 West Monroe, 40 story, Class “A” office building in Chicago’s Central Business District