2016 Annual Review

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This Annual Review brings together our financial, economic, environmental, and social performance for the 2016 calendar year. Over the last year, we have grown our clients’ real estate assets and achieved their return and portfolio diversification objectives. Below you will find some high level results from the report.


Portfolio and Asset Management

  • Delivered a 10-year portfolio rate of return of 8.6%
  • Completed $159M in capital projects aimed at improving asset value

Investments and Leasing

  • Concluded 11 real estate investment transactions totaling $1.2B
  • Achieved an overall portfolio occupancy rate of 94%


  • Completed five development projects at a total cost of $287M
  • Managing a development pipeline with a cost of $1B

Environmental Sustainability

  • Ranked in the top 10% among global companies on GRESB
  • 10% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions intensity (2013-2016)

Operational Excellence

  • Achieved 99.4% after service satisfaction rate for the commercial portfolio
  • Achieved a 86.1% multi-residential satisfaction rate

People and Community

  • Invested $233.6K in training and development
  • Invested $284.7K in community organizations



About GWL Realty Advisors


GWL Realty Advisors Inc. is a leading real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional clients. GWL Realty Advisors manages $17.1 billion in assets including $1.0 billion in development projects across Canada. To learn more about GWL Realty Advisors, visit gwlra.com.