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Scott Gordon Joins Manulife Investment Management as Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Asset Management, Canada


December 12, 2019


TORONTO – Manulife Investment Management announced today the appointment of Scott Gordon to the position of Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Asset Management, Canada. Based in Manulife’s Toronto office, Scott will report to Ted Willcocks, Global Head of Asset Management, Real Estate, effective January 6, 2020.

Scott will oversee Manulife Investment Management’s real estate investment assets within Canada across office, industrial and multi family. He will be responsible for enhancing portfolio performance through accretive asset management as well as leading due diligence of new markets as Manulife Investment Management continues to broaden its real estate platform across Canada.

“We are very excited to welcome Scott to our team. As we look to the future of our Canadian real estate portfolio, Scott will be integral to delivering on our customer-centric vision and optimizing asset performance,” said Ted Willcocks, Global Head of Asset Management, Real Estate.

Previously, Scott was the Executive Director, Canadian Investments at Starlight Investments Ltd. where he was responsible for the execution of all acquisitions, dispositions and financing of multifamily assets within Canada. Prior to joining Starlight, he held progressive positions with Brookfield Office Properties in New York, working in Brookfield’s Acquisitions/Capital Markets group as well as its Development group. In 2012, Scott joined Brookfield's Real Estate Private Equity team in Toronto with a focus on acquisitions, dispositions and asset management for its global opportunistic real estate investment vehicle.

Scott received his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from McGill University and completed his Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate at Cornell University.


About Manulife Investment Management, Real Estate

Manulife Investment Management, through its Real Estate arm, develops and manages commercial real estate for thousands of customers around the globe. Its portfolio includes millions of square feet of office, industrial, retail and multi-family space strategically located in major metropolitan markets.  The Real Estate team leverages its vertically integrated platform to serve its customers as well as manage the space requirements and corporate-use facilities for Manulife’s global operations. 

As at September 30, 2019, the Real Estate portfolio totaled over 58 million square feet. 

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About Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than 150 years of financial stewardship to partner with clients across our institutional, retail, and retirement businesses globally. Our specialist approach to money management includes the highly differentiated strategies of our fixed-income, specialized equity, multi-asset solutions, and private markets teams—along with access to specialized, unaffiliated asset managers from around the world through our multimanager model. Our personalized, data-driven approach to retirement is focused on delivering financial wellness in retirement plans of all sizes to help plan participants and members retire with dignity.

Headquartered in Toronto, we operate as Manulife Investment Management throughout the world, with the exception of the United States, where the retail and retirement businesses operate as John Hancock Investment Management and John Hancock, respectively; and in Asia and Canada, where the retirement business operates as Manulife. Manulife Investment Management had C$854 billion (USD$645 billion) in assets under management and administration as of September 30, 2019. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit our website at

1. MFC financials. Global Wealth and Asset Management AUMA as of September 30, 2019 was C$854 billion and includes C$195 billion of assets managed on behalf of other segments and C$140 billion of assets under administration


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