Bentall Kennedy’s U.S. Investment Partnership with Warba Bank Completes Second Acquisition with Purchase of Ultris at Banyan Grove

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bentall Kennedy announced today that it has acquired Ultris at Banyan
Grove, a 288 unit apartment complex located in Virginia Beach, VA as
part of its continued investment strategy on behalf of Warba Bank
K.S.C.P. This marks the second investment this year that Bentall Kennedy
has made as Warba Bank’s real estate investment advisor.

The Ultris at Banyan Grove is a Class A, multifamily community comprised
of 13 buildings with 288 units. Built in 2003, this apartment community
boasts spacious floor plans and a full spectrum of community amenities.
Centrally located in Virginia Beach, Ultris at Banyan Grove provides
convenient access to beachfront and many of the employment centers
throughout Hampton Roads.

Ultris at Banyan Grove provided an opportunity to acquire a multifamily
asset in a market with low volatility and strong rental fundamentals.
Virginia Beach has distinct demand characteristics that are not directly
correlated with many other markets. It is expected to provide steady
income returns throughout the investment period,” said Clint Hinds,
Senior Vice President, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership.

Bentall Kennedy’s mandate with Warba Bank is intended to span a broad
range of commercial real estate investment types in major U.S. markets.
Warba Bank seeks to acquire properties with strong income returns and
the opportunity for modest appreciation. Bentall Kennedy is actively
pursuing additional investments on its behalf.

About Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy, a Sun Life Investment
Management company, is one of the largest global real estate investment
advisors and one of North America’s foremost providers of real estate
services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 550
institutional clients with expertise in office, retail, industrial and
multi-residential assets throughout Canada and the U.S. Bentall
Kennedy’s Investment Management group has approximately $47.5 billion
(CAD)/$35 billion (USD) of assets under management (as of March 31,
2017). We are one of the largest Real Estate Services providers in
Canada, managing 58 million square feet on behalf of third-party and
investment management clients (as of March 31, 2017). Bentall Kennedy is
a member of UN PRI and a recognized Responsible Property Investing
leader ranked among the top firms around the globe in the Global Real
Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for the sixth consecutive year
since GRESB was launched.

Bentall Kennedy includes Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership,
Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership and the real estate and
commercial mortgage investment groups of certain of their affiliates,
all of which comprise a team of real estate professionals spanning
multiple legal entities. The assets under management shown above include
real estate equity and mortgage investments of the companies within
Bentall Kennedy.

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About Warba Bank
Warba Bank was established pursuant to
Emiri decree and officially registered as an Islamic bank by the Kuwaiti
central bank on 5 April, 2010. It offers a bundle of comprehensive
integrated services and banking solutions that comply with the Islamic
sharia jurisdiction, and such services are offered through three groups
or services, namely, the Banking Group, the Company Financing Group and
the Investment and Treasury Group. The bank has 11 branches in strategic
locations with over 350 employees working under its umbrella.

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