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The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing Scores Bentall Kennedy Among the Top Institutional Investors in the World for 2017

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an annual review of approximately 1,750 signatories from over 50
countries, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
(UNPRI) placed Bentall Kennedy among the top institutional investors in
the world. Following Bentall Kennedy’s recent ranking as a top three
diversified private company in the world by the Global Real Estate
Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Bentall Kennedy received A+ and A
ratings from UNPRI in the Strategy & Governance and Property focus areas
respectively. UNPRI issues grades that are reflective of the signatory’s
commitment to incorporating environmental and social governance issues
into investment and ownership decisions.

This recognition from the UNPRI truly reflects our collective vision at
Bentall Kennedy to build long-term, sustainable value for our clients,
firmly rooted in responsible investment practices,” said Gary Whitelaw,
Chief Executive Officer for Bentall Kennedy. “Investing with an eye to
the social and environmental well-being of communities is always sound
investment practice. We are proud to uphold these values and demonstrate
our commitment within the global investor community.”

Signatories to the principles of the UNPRI, the world’s leading
proponent of responsible investment, represent US$70 trillion of global
investment. In the Strategy & Governance focus area, Bentall Kennedy was
assessed an A+ on its overall approach to responsible investment policy
and its approach to collaboration on responsible investment and public
related issues. In the Property focus area, Bentall Kennedy received an
A grade for its responsible investment implementation during fundraising
and throughout its investment processes.

To learn more about Bentall Kennedy’s commitment to environmental and
social governance please visit: http://cr.bentallkennedy.com

About Bentall Kennedy

Bentall Kennedy, a Sun Life Investment Management company, 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)/$36 billion (USD) of assets
under management (as of June 30, 2017). Bentall Kennedy is also one of
the largest real estate services providers in Canada, managing 58
million square feet on behalf of third-party and investment management
clients (as of June 30, 2017). 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 seventh consecutive year since GRESB was
launched.

Bentall Kennedy 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. The assets under management shown above include
real estate equity and mortgage investments of the companies within
Bentall Kennedy. The information in this press release does not
constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy
securities or investment services.

For more information, visit www.bentallkennedy.com.

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