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BGO names Brad Caco Head of Canadian Development lead the firm’s $8B development pipeline

Toronto (November 27, 2023) – BGO announced today Brad Caco as its Head of Canadian Development, where he will be responsible for delivering on the firm’s CAD$8.0B real estate development pipeline across all asset classes in Canada. In Canada, BGO’s Development Team is responsible for all development, design and construction activities and directly supports the acquisition and development initiatives of the firm’s real estate investment management advisory business.

“Brad’s promotion into the role of Head of Canadian Development is a testament to his hard work and record of exceptional delivery for our clients over the past 7 years,” said Christina Iacoucci, Canadian Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Investment Management for BGO in Canada. “Our vertically integrated business in Canada places high demands on our Development Team to aim to deliver strong results for our clients. Our deep range of development capability has become a strategic advantage and key differentiator for the firm. We look forward to growing the strength of our development offering for our clients through Brad’s leadership.”

Brad joined Bentall Kennedy, a predecessor firm to BGO, in 2016, with responsibility for leading the firm’s eastern Canada development activity. During his time with BGO, Brad has played a first-hand role in growing the development projects pipeline to 19 projects representing a value of over $4.8B, at various stages of development and construction.

“It is a great privilege to work with the incredible group of professionals that make up our diverse team at BGO. We collectively strive to conceive and construct communities that will have a meaningful social and sustainable impact,” said Brad Caco, Managing Director, and Head of Canadian Development for BGO in Canada. “It is satisfying to know that with each development program we undertake, we are delivering tailored projects that become transformative additions to the communities and local economies where we’ve invested on behalf of our clients.”

About BGO

BGO is a leading, global real estate investment management advisor, real estate lender, and a globally recognized provider of real estate services. BGO serves the interests of more than 750 institutional clients with approximately $81 billion USD of assets under management (as of September 30, 2023) and expertise in the asset management of office, industrial, multi-residential, retail and hospitality property across the globe. BGO has offices in 27 cities across thirteen countries with deep, local knowledge, experience, and extensive networks in the regions where we invest in and manage real estate assets on behalf of our clients in primary, secondary and co-investment markets. BGO is a part of SLC Management, which is the alternatives asset management business of Sun Life.

The assets under management shown above includes real estate equity and mortgage investments managed by the BGO group of companies and their affiliates, and as of 1Q21, includes certain uncalled capital commitments for discretionary capital until they are legally expired and excludes certain uncalled capital commitments where the investor has complete discretion over investment.

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