December 9, 2009

Presima adopts ESG policy

Presima, a leading provider of global listed real estate advisory services, is pleased to announce that it has adopted a comprehensive policy to guide its investment philosophy in the areas of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues. These policies were adopted after the signature of the United Nations Principals for Responsible Investment (the “UN PRI”) in October 9th, 2009.

Presima believes that a company’s ESG balance sheet must be a component of the risk premium adjustment and security selection process. Investing in ESG responsible real estate companies has many benefits such as increasing net income through lower expenses and higher valuations through lower risk premiums. Furthermore, analyzing and quantifying the ESG risks associated with global investments is an important facet of a thorough risk management process.

Presima looks forward to working with clients, other signatories and the companies in its investment universe in order to promote and help apply the UN PRI to a broader base of stakeholders.