HONG KONG SAR – Media Outreach – October 20, 2022 – Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the “Administrator“) is pleased to announce that Sunlight REIT has received a two-star rating in the GRESB 2022 Real Estate Assessment, a globally recognized environmental, social and governance assessment (“ESG“) executive in the real estate sector. This achievement demonstrates the manager’s dedicated commitment to integrating sustainability criteria into Sunlight REIT’s operations.
Mr. Wu Shiu Kee, Keith, Chief executive officer from the director, said: “We are honored to receive a two-star rating for our first GRESB real estate assessment. This milestone reflects our dedication and ability to advance sustainability by integrating ESG considerations into the management and operation of our properties. Echoing the theme of our last annual report, “Create a better future“, we will continue to extend good practices on several ESG fronts, including creating a greener portfolio and a more sustainable environment in our workplace and shopping destinations. In this regard, I am pleased to reveal to youTake care and preserve“, the guiding theme of our ongoing renovation at Metro City Phase I Property, which when complete will provide a refreshing and eco-friendly experience for our customers and stakeholders.”
GRESB assessments are investor-focused with the aim of assessing and benchmarking the ESG performance of real estate portfolios and assets and providing standardized and validated ESG data to capital markets. The GRESB ESG 2022 Benchmark Index covers over 1,820 real estate companies, real estate investment trusts, funds and developers, resulting in asset coverage of US$6.9 trillion across 74 countries.
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About Sunlight REIT
Listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since December 21, 2006, Sunlight REIT (stock code: 435) is a real estate investment trust authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission, and established by the Trust Deed amended and restated in dated May 10, 2021 (the “Deed of trust“). It offers investors the opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of 11 office properties and five retail properties in Hong Kong with a total gross leasable area of over 1.2 million square feet. The office properties are located in both central and decentralized commercial areas, while commercial properties are located in regional transport hubs, new towns and densely populated urban areas.
About the manager
Sunlight REIT Manager is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Henderson Land Development Company Limited. Its primary responsibility is to manage Sunlight REIT and all of its assets pursuant to the Indenture for the sole benefit of its Unitholders.