TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK:945
BOSTON, July 15, 2015 /CNW/ - John Hancock, the U.S. division of
Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest life insurance
companies in the world, today announced that it has acquired a nine
building commercial portfolio and two residential communities in San
The office portfolio consists of a four campus, nine building, 933,134
square foot portfolio of Class 'A' and 'B' office buildings located in
the Sorrento Mesa submarket and Governor Park areas in north San Diego,
near the University of California San Diego and the I-805 and I-15 as
well as the San Diego COASTER system public transportation system. The
portfolio is well leased with long term tenancies from high growth
sectors such as bioscience, technology and electronics.
John Hancock has also acquired Casa Lago Eastlake, a 427 unit Class A
rental residential property consisting of two complexes constructed in
2013 on approximately 20 acres in Chula Vista, 14 miles southeast of
San Diego. The two complexes, Casa Lago Eastlake - East and Casa Lago
Eastlake - West, are located within a high end master planned community
with top-of-the market architectural design, finishes and amenities and
located near state-of-the-art schools and retail.
"These acquisitions are excellent examples of our team's focus on
strategic, long term growth," said Kevin Adolphe, President & Chief
Executive Officer of Manulife Real Estate and President & Chief
Executive Officer of Manulife Asset Management Private Markets.
"Eastlake is considered to be one of San Diego's best residential
communities and our newly acquired office properties in San Diego are
highly complementary to our existing portfolio. These are exciting
investments that we are proud to add to our portfolio as we strengthen
our commitment to the San Diego market."
Operating as John Hancock Real Estate in the U.S. and Manulife Real
Estate in all other parts of the world, the Company's real estate
portfolio is diversified by both geography and asset type, consisting
primarily of prime office and industrial properties, as well as select
retail and multi-family residential properties, in key metropolitan
centers throughout Canada, Asia and the United States. The global real
estate portfolio represents assets under management of US$13.2 billion
with properties totaling more than 57 million square feet as of March
31, 2015. Other key markets in the United States include Boston, Los
Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Atlanta.
"These properties fit in well with our existing San Diego portfolio of
Seaview Corporate Centre and our multi-tenant industrial assets at
Torrey Pines and Kearny Mesa," said Michael McNamara, Senior Managing
Director and Global Head of Real Estate Investments, John Hancock.
"These acquisitions allow us to both diversify our holdings and
increase efficiencies as well as accommodate a wider group of tenants."
About Manulife Real Estate and John Hancock Real Estate
Manulife Real Estate is the global real estate arm of Manulife,
operating as John Hancock Real Estate in the U.S. and Manulife Real
Estate in all other parts of the world. Manulife Real Estate has fully
integrated in-house capabilities and 70 years of experience as an
active investor, owner, developer and asset manager of commercial real
estate. Diversified by both geography and asset type, the portfolio
consists primarily of prime office and industrial properties, as well
as select retail and multi-family residential properties, in key
metropolitan centers throughout Canada, Asia and in the United States.
In addition to equity real estate, Manulife Real Estate manages the
space requirements and own use facilities for Manulife's operations
around the world. Manulife Real Estate also extends its real estate
asset management expertise to institutional investors. As at March 31,
2015, the Manulife Real Estate portfolio totaled more than 57 million
square feet with AUM market value of C$16.7 billion (US$13.2 billion).
Additional information about Manulife Real Estate can be found at www.manuliferealestate.com.
Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with
principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. We operate
as John Hancock in the U.S. and as Manulife in other parts of the
world. We provide strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking
solutions for our customers' significant financial decisions. Our
international network of employees, agents and distribution partners
offers financial protection and wealth management products and services
to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to
institutional customers. Assets under management by Manulife and its
subsidiaries were approximately C$821 billion (US$648 billion) as at
March 31, 2015.
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE,
and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com
SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation
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