GWL Realty Advisors was incorporated in 1993 to enable entrepreneurial vision and portfolio growth. In ten years, the Company grew from its small roots to become one of the largest real estate advisors in Canada with $5.9 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2003.
GWL Realty Advisors has achieved record growth by recognizing opportunities for our clients. A strong internal team with extensive experience in all facets of real estate investment, management and development including multi-residential, office, industrial and retail complements our client relationships. The GWL Realty Advisors team works within the framework of a strategic focus for our institutional clients. Through research, we are aware of the significant transitions in our industry. We concentrate on adding and maintaining value, while fine-tuning asset mixes, geographically and across property types.
GWL Realty Advisors is an organization that seeks to exceed the long-term goals of our clients through a focussed investment strategy coupled with broad market presence.
As entrepreneurs, we have shaped the environment by creating new demand; as deal-makers, we have been involved in several major real estate transactions. The highlights are:
In 1998, Building Magazine named GWL Realty Advisors - Developer of the Year
In 2000, GWL Realty Advisors purchased the CIBC office portfolio for $860 million on behalf of a pension fund client
In 2001, GWL Realty Advisors partnered with a publicly traded Canadian REIT to purchase three major industrial parks in the Greater Toronto Area for $145 million.
In 2002, the Company purchased a multi-residential portfolio consisting of 696 units in the key urban areas of Oakville, Mississauga and Ottawa.
Since 1996, the company has completed a total of 17 development projects in major Canadian cities in our 3 major asset classes: office, industrial and multi-residential.
With regional offices in six major cities across Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal), and over 490 employees, GWL Realty Advisors encourages our employees to find innovative ways to solve problems, enhance service and ensure our buildings are better places to live and work. – less–ZoomInfo