The goal of the awards, said HOOPP's President & CEO Jim Keohane, is to recognize the outstanding efforts and achievements of HOOPP's property managers and tenants with regard to sustainability.
noted that real estate is "an important asset class" for the pension plan.
HOOPP, he said, is a large real estate investor, with over $8 billion in assets and more than 180 properties in Canada and around the world.
Making the buildings energy-efficient, he
added, is of critical importance.
"We are ensuring that the buildings we own are healthy buildings," he
MP Robert Sopuck praised HOOPP
for its focus on environmental issues.
"It is through efforts like yours that businesses are taking up those tools and technologies and Canada is becoming a leader in creating and implementing advanced energy solutions," he
As a long-term investor, HOOPP's
real estate group has established a sustainability program designed around industry best practices to enhance property values and manage portfolio risks by investing in and developing healthy, resource efficient, and high-quality buildings.
This is ideal for a pension plan serving 286,000 active and retired healthcare workers.
said real estate investing is an important way that HOOPP pays pensions - real estate produces regular monthly income, which aligns perfectly with HOOPP's need to provide pension benefits for its more than 286,000 active and retired members.