Starlight Investments has earned the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark top ranking in the Canada Residential Multi-Family non-listed peer group for the second straight year.
“This recognition is not just an accolade but a reflection of our dedication to creating complete communities that are both sustainable and beneficial for our residents,” said Marlee Kohn, Starlight’s vice-president of environment and social governance, in a news release. “As we continue to set new benchmarks in ESG practices, our focus remains on driving positive change and fostering a culture of responsibility and innovation.”
Toronto-based Starlight ranks as one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, developers and asset managers with more than 77,000 multi-residential suites and nine million square feet of commercial space. Recently, the company launched its U.K. expansion with a waterfront multi-residential development in Liverpool.
The GRESB ESG benchmark now covers about US$8.8 trillion of gross asset value, encompassing 2,084 real estate entities, 687 infrastructure assets and 172 infrastructure funds.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.