April 15, 2021
TORONTO – Manulife Investment Management announced today that it has been awarded BOMA© (Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada) Best Platinum for Manulife Place in downtown Edmonton.
The BOMA Best certification recognizes excellence in energy and environmental management and performance in existing buildings. The program provides commercial real estate owners and managers with a framework of best practices to achieve and improve their sustainable performance. Of the five levels of certification, Platinum status is awarded to buildings that have achieved 90 to 100 percent on their assessment of best practices. Manulife Place is the fourth building in Edmonton to hold a Platinum level certification.
“This achievement is a testament to the dedication that our property management and operations teams at Manulife Place practice every day,” said Steve Smith, Managing Director, Real Estate Asset Management at Manulife Investment Management. “Manulife Place is an important part of downtown Edmonton. We are happy to be part of the community and we are proud of our commitment to keep this part of town vibrant and relevant.”
In addition to BOMA Best Platinum, Manulife Place was the first in Edmonton to receive the Wired Gold certification for its best-in-class building connectivity. It also recently received its LEED® EB Gold recertification, demonstrating a significant and ongoing focus on excellence in real estate sustainability.
“Our vision is to drive leadership in sustainable real estate across our global organization,” said Regan Smith, Head of Real Estate Sustainability at Manulife Investment Management. “To date, over 80% of our global portfolio carries a green building certification and we look forward to maintaining this momentum.”
Manulife Place is jointly owned by Manulife Investment Management and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).
Manulife Investment Management's comprehensive private markets capabilities include real estate, private equity and credit, infrastructure, timber and agriculture. Through its real estate group, Manulife Investment Management develops and manages commercial real estate for thousands of customers around the globe. As of December 31, 2020, the real estate portfolio totals over 64 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space and over 6,500 multifamily units strategically located in markets across Canada, the U.S., and Asia. The group leverages its global platform and local expertise to provide market-leading solutions for its tenants and deliver results for its partners.
Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We’re committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement.
As of December 31, 2020, Manulife Investment Management had CAD$966 billion (US$758 billion) in assets under management and administration. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit .
AIMCo is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with more than $118 billion of assets under management. AIMCo was established on January 1, 2008 with a mandate to provide superior long-term investment results for its clients. AIMCo operates at arms-length from the Government of Alberta and invests globally on behalf of 32 pensions, endowments and government funds in the Province of Alberta. For more information on AIMCo please visit .
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