The Team

Sun Life Investment Management is one of North America’s leading institutional investors, employing more than 200 investment professionals and managing in excess of $110 billion in assets for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, pension funds and other institutional investors. The invested assets include Canadian real estate assets valued in excess of $6.1 billion. We are committed to the highest ethical and fiduciary governance standards.

Sustainability is at the core of our mission to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. The Global 100 is the world’s pre-eminent sustainability equity index consisting of the 100 top-performing companies worldwide and Sun Life Financial is the top ranked financial services institution and the only life insurance company in North America to make the Global 100. This is the ninth year that Sun Life Financial has appeared on the list.

We are the first major Canadian life insurer to adopt the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment. In Edmonton we built the first LEED certified office building and were the first to attain the LEED-EB Gold designation.

Over the past eight years, Sun Life Investment Management has successfully developed over 1.5 million square feet of industrial space in Alberta and over a quarter million square feet of LEED-certified office buildings in Edmonton.

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Verus Partners is a commercial real estate firm specializing in industrial and design build development. Verus actively invests, develops and manages projects in many major metropolitan areas and markets throughout North America including the eastern and southern United States; the American Midwest; and numerous markets in Canada including Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton.

Founded in 2003, the firm is based in Chicago and has developed a notable track record that totals more than 30 million square feet of development; more than 75 projects; and an aggregate real estate value of more than $500 million.

The firm’s expertise and experience has been engaged by a range of industries and clients including Procter and Gamble, John Deere, US Food Service, Bosch, GlaxoSmithKline and many more. In Alberta, the firm has completed numerous projects including Edmonton’s 50th Street Industrial Centre and Northport Business Park.

The hallmark of Verus is its commitment to clients and partners. The firm’s project and client list is an outcome of a team that operates with integrity and delivers value to clients on every project. For businesses seeking new and modern facilities, the opportunities at Southport Business Park are obvious: a superior facility that meets and surpasses market requirements and positions them for continued success and growth.

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