We Invest Soundly + Sustainably

We serve more than 540 institutional clients who benefit from our real estate investment and development expertise in office, retail, industrial and multi-family residential assets in Canada and the U.S. As one of the largest real estate services providers in Canada, we manage more than 60 million square feet where people live, work and play.

Our Approach to Building Value

Client Focus Builds Value.

A relentless commitment to making clients our priority

These words are the guiding force for how we operate daily on behalf of our institutional clients and tenants, as one of the largest global real estate investment advisors and one of North America's foremost providers of real estate development and property management services. For over 100 years, Bentall Kennedy has built its reputation as leaders in real estate on the strength of our industry expertise and a relentless commitment to prioritizing our client relationships and putting their needs first.

Attracting and developing the best minds in the business

Success in today's knowledge economy requires top-tier talent and a workplace designed to give the brightest minds the right tools and leadership. Bentall Kennedy attracts and develops the real estate leaders of today and tomorrow, empowering them to build rewarding and meaningful careers. Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit and a client-first approach to business, our full roster of talent brings the best thinking in the real estate industry to the table to deliver top-notch performance for our clients.

Real estate is our singular focus

Real estate is our singular focus, and has been since the company's inception. From the early 1900's to the modern day history of urban real estate investment and development in North America, Bentall Kennedy has been present, advancing world-class, value-driven projects on behalf of our clients and investors that have contributed to the ascension of North America's most important centers of commerce, culture, learning and innovation.

Making sustainability part of the value equation

Our experience tells us that buildings that produce less waste, run more efficiently, and care for the well-being of their occupants generally outperform assets that fall short in this regard. We draw on this thesis to invest in assets that meet exemplary environmental standards while also offering the right set of value drivers that deliver strong, long term returns to our clients. Our leadership and conviction to sustainability is consistently recognized by organizations such as GRESB, BOMA, UNPRI and Energy Star. Simply put, what is good for the environment is good for business.

Developing buildings designed for the future

Bentall Kennedy has its roots in real estate development. From the drawing table to the grand opening, we develop world-class properties that envision a cleaner, more connected future, delivering stable, long-term value to our investors. Our end-to-end property development expertise extends beyond the edifice and into the surrounding community, where our buildings realize their true potential.

Expertise informed by proprietary research

As fiduciaries, we bring focus and expertise informed by proprietary market research to generate sound and sustainable value for our clients. Our in-house research team produces high quality, customized proprietary research that generates powerful insights that contribute to delivering strong, long term returns for our clients. Our targeted and timely analysis offers our clients an informed and dynamic perspective on the North American real estate market.

Reflecting the values and aspirations of our tenants

The buildings we manage are anchors to the communities that people call home, the places where careers flourish and memories are made, and the spaces to which we entrust our safety, security and livelihood. The relationships we forge with our tenants and residents are built on a foundation of service and an understanding of the role we play in enabling people to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Sun Life Financial's real estate investment and services platform

In 2015, we took another big step in our continuing evolution and became part of the Sun Life Investment Management platform. Bentall Kennedy is Sun Life Financial's exclusive and wholly owned real estate investment management and services platform, combining the real estate investment management teams of both organizations under Bentall Kennedy. Through active, direct real estate investment initiatives coupled with a leading lending platform, we offer clients access to a number of ways to invest in the real estate sector. Our global reach and an enhanced depth of resources enable Bentall Kennedy and Sun Life Investment Management to deliver solutions to an expanded range of our growing client base.