Natixis Collaborates with Ivanhoé Cambridge and Callahan Capital Properties to Issue First “Green Bond” CMBS with a Rake Tranche Backed by 85 Broad Street in Downtown Manhattan, New York
Demonstrating its commitment to “Green financing," Natixis, in collaboration with Ivanhoé Cambridge and Callahan Capital Properties, announced today that it has issued the first ever “green” commercial mortgage-backed securitization (CMBS).
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and real estate companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently, with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, Ivanhoé Cambridge invests alongside key partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in nearly 800 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail and logistics real estate sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held approximately C$56 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information: www.ivanhoecambridge.com
Callahan Capital Properties (CCP) is a real estate private equity firm focused exclusively on the acquisition and management of high‐quality office properties in the central business districts of major U.S. gateway cities. Together with its strategic partner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, CCP’s office platform currently totals almost 17 million square feet, with properties located in New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles. For more information: www.callahancp.com
oekom research AG is one of the world’s leading rating agencies in the field of sustainable investment. The agency analyses companies and countries with regard to their environmental and social performance. oekom research has extensive experience as a partner to institutional investors and financial service providers, identifying issuers of securities and bonds which are distinguished by their responsible management of social and environmental issues. More than 160 asset managers and asset owners routinely draw on the rating agency’s research in their investment decision-making. oekom research’s analyses therefore currently influence the management of assets valued at over 1.5 trillion euros. oekom research was distinguished as the “most impressive Second Opinion Provider” (SPO) at 2016 SRI / Green Bond Awards. The competition initiated by international trade magazine GlobalCapital recognises those market players – from green bond issuers and investors to book runners and second opinion providers – who further the market and set its standards through excellent and innovative projects, high quality and professional expertise. For more information: www.oekom-research.com
The U.S Green Building Council’s LEED ® green building system is the preeminent program for the design, construction maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. For more information: usgbc.org/LEED
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