On May 26, HOOPP hosted the Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (LEAP) Awards in Vancouver – marking the first time the event was held at a HOOPP property outside of Ontario.
The event, now in its fifth year, included an awards ceremony, a conference and a workshop that provided opportunities for discussion and learning.
The awards are part of HOOPP Real Estate’s leading sustainability program, which relies on collaboration with management partners and tenants. At the ceremony, Jim Keohane was joined by Vancouver’s Acting Mayor, Councillor Raymond Louie, and Director of Sustainability, Sean Pander.
“HOOPP is a very long-term investor and sustainability is an important consideration in our real estate investments. Buildings constructed to high environmental standards are more energy efficient than traditional buildings and are attractive to tenants and occupiers,” Jim Keohane said.
The LEAP Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in energy performance and environmental sustainability by property management teams and tenants in HOOPP properties across Canada. The ceremony took place at Marine Gateway, HOOPP’s newest LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold mixed-use development, created in partnership with PCI Developments and Triovest. This is also HOOPP’s first geo-thermal project.
In keeping with our fiduciary responsibility, HOOPP offered sponsorship opportunities to stakeholders. For example, Cineplex Cinemas, a major tenant in our Marine Gateway property, sponsored a portion of the Awards reception and presentation by donating the venue space, labour and technical costs.
Key supporting pieces for this event, including food and beverage, photography, signage, audio-visual equipment, flowers and decor, were sourced locally or produced in BC, a more sustainable option than shipping from Ontario or elsewhere.
HOOPP property managers PCI Developments, PCI Warrington and Triovest Realty Advisors sponsored this year’s bonus event, The Happiness and Urban Design workshop. “What was amazing was all the artistic, creative ideas that people came up with in such a short space of time,” said Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Stewardship at The Crown Estate, describing the workshop.
HOOPP has also won the Sustainable Strategy Award for the second year in a row at the IPE (Investments & Pensions Europe) Real Estate Global Conference & Awards.
“Being recognized with this award for the second year in a row validates HOOPP Real Estate’s internationally leading sustainability program and commitment to investing in healthy, efficient and high-performing buildings,” said Lisa Lafave, Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate.
The IPE Real Estate Global Conference & Awards is a major event for institutional investors. Now in its 12th year, the awards recognize and reward best practices, outstanding performance and innovation within the real estate sector.
Learn more about HOOPP’s responsible investing policy.