Bentall Kennedy Overview

Organization and Capabilities

Bentall Kennedy is one of the largest global real estate investment advisors and one of North America's foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 550 institutional clients with expertise in office, retail, industrial and multi-residential assets throughout Canada and the U.S. Bentall Kennedy's Investment Management group has approximately $46 billion (CAD) of assets under management. We are one of the largest Real Estate Services providers in Canada, managing 58 million square feet on behalf of third-party and investment management clients.

Widely recognized as a highly disciplined fiduciary, Bentall Kennedy acts for prominent public, multi-employer and corporate pension funds, life insurance companies, endowments, foundations and trusts, high net worth families and sovereign wealth funds.

In Canada, we offer a comprehensive, integrated menu of asset and portfolio management, property management, leasing and development services. In the U.S., we provide a full range of investment advisory services to clients coast-to-coast.

Our continent-wide platform is executed by more than 1,000 employees at 12 offices located across Canada and in key U.S. markets. On-the-ground local knowledge of all of our markets is a key differentiator.

Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN PRI and a recognized Responsible Property Investing leader ranked among the top firms around the globe in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for the sixth consecutive year since GRESB was launched.

Bentall Kennedy is a member of the Sun Life Investment Management group of companies. The Bentall Kennedy Group includes Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership and the real estate and commercial mortgage investment groups of certain of their affiliates, all of which comprise a team of real estate professionals spanning multiple legal entities.

Operating Groups

Bentall Kennedy provides specialized real estate expertise through two operating groups - Investment Management and Real Estate Services. Our team-based approach gives our clients ready access to our full array of services to preserve and enhance the value of their real estate investments.

Investment Management

Investment Management advises public and corporate pension funds, life insurance companies, endowments, foundations and trusts, high net worth families and sovereign wealth funds in Canada and the U.S. on their direct investments in office, industrial, retail and multi-family residential real estate.

Real Estate Services

Real Estate Services provides locally-based, tenant-focused management and leasing of office, industrial, retail and residential properties across Canada and in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. We also offer industry-leading expertise in the development, construction and refurbishment of office properties, industrial buildings and shopping centres.

Approach and Philosophy

Bentall Kennedy is a disciplined fiduciary. We are our clients' advocates and trusted stewards. Their interests come first in all we do. Our absolute integrity is reflected in industry-leading transparency and disclosure.

Our business approach is entrepreneurial. We promote a corporate culture that attracts, engages, advances and retains the highest calibre people. We give our real estate specialists the resources to work effectively, and we reward our people for exceeding client expectations.

Our goal is to deliver strong, consistent investment performance through:

  • Dedicated client service teams
  • Strategic and timely property acquisitions and dispositions
  • Thoroughly researched and underwritten investments
  • Comprehensive analysis of downside risks
  • Clear definition of exit strategy and liquidity
  • Compliance with fund criteria and risk/reward profile
  • Independent investment committee review

As a North American leader in Responsible Property Investing, we are proactive in implementing property investment and management strategies that enable our clients to mitigate risk and benefit from the financial, reputational and competitive rewards of addressing associated environmental, social and governance issues.

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