awards & partnerships

Bentall Kennedy and our clients received many awards and were recognized for our achievements throughout the portfolio. For a full list of awards visit Our Awards page.


Bentall Kennedy Group was rated the top private company in Canada, and among the top two companies in North America and globally for the Private, Diversified peer group.

For the second year in a row, Bentall Kennedy’s U.S. core fund, was ranked the top fund globally (Global Sector Leader) for the Diversified - Residential/Office peer group.

For more information on our leadership on GRESB click here.

For nine years consecutively, Bentall Kennedy has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for our commitment to energy management and reducing consumption. For seven years straight, Bentall Kennedy has also received the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award.

For more information on Bentall Kennedy's achievements in energy efficiency click here.

CaGBC - GTA Chapter Innovation in Sustainability Award for Bentall Kennedy - Existing Buildings: Operations & Management (LEED EB: O&M) Volume Certification Program.

our involvement


  • We report our corporate carbon emissions to CDP.
EXCEL Partnership
  • This large group of leading Canadian corporations from each sector share and develop knowledge around key ESG topics and how sustainability leadership delivers tangible results for shareholders.
District 2030
  • Bentall Kennedy is a member of the Toronto, Seattle and San Francisco 2030 Districts Networks which were formed to meet 50% energy reduction targets for existing and new buildings by 2030. As a member, Bentall Kennedy learns and shares innovations, collaborates and leverages resources within local networks of government, business and community stakeholders to advance urban sustainability at properties.
Renewable Energy Choice
  • We offset our corporate GHG emissions from electricity with the purchase of RECs, and natural gas, employee travel and commuting with the purchase of carbon offsets.


  • We are a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI), and annually report on our initiatives to meet the six Principles of Responsible Investment.
  • In 2016, Bentall Kennedy earned an "A+" score for Strategy & Governance (median peer score: "B") and an "A" score for Property Investing (median peer score: "C"). 
  • We are also a member of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and we collaborate with the UNEP FI Property Working Group.
 WWF Canada
  • Bentall Kennedy proudly supports WWF-Canada’s Spring Things Campaign. Through this partnership, Bentall Kennedy promotes conservation and awareness of resources and the natural environment with our tenants and employees.

Our employees are members and leaders of industry associations including, Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM). We are also a member of REALPAC’s CR&S Committee, providing input on research documents.

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