BGO’s CIO will continue leading the investment management business and take on property management and leasing services business
Christina Iacoucci now leads BGO’s overall business in Canada. In this role, the company’s Canadian chief investment officer will continue her leadership of the firm’s Canadian Investment Management business with expanded responsibility for the firm’s property management and leasing services business in Canada, comprising over 400 properties and 62 million square feet across the country.
Iacoucci brings over 30 years of diverse commercial real estate experience to the role, and her long-standing leadership in sustainable real estate investing and innovation will be integral elements in the future growth of BGO’s businesses in Canada.
“BGO’s history and commitment to the Canadian market stretches back to over a century of achievement, innovation, and leadership in real estate. Christina’s career with BGO has been exemplary and we are thrilled to tap into her decades of knowledge and the respected relationships that she has cultivated across our industry for this critically important leadership role for our firm,” says Amy Price, president of BGO. “Christina is perfectly positioned to deliver on our objectives in Canada and we look forward to bringing the full force of our global capabilities to support her growth vision in Canada.”
“BGO’s vertical integration, which includes full-service capabilities in investment management, asset management, sustainability, property management, leasing and development, is a true differentiator that has delivered value for our clients,” says Iacoucci. “Across our integrated platform in Canada, we are innovating and pursuing exciting new growth strategies that I am excited to lead alongside the best real estate professionals in the business. Additionally, we continue to strengthen our third-party property management business in Canada to earn new mandates. I look forward to empowering the collective work of our people to demonstrate true leadership in environmental and social performance and to positively impact the livelihoods of Canadians across the country who are connected to our properties and the communities we serve.”
BGO in Canada includes over 1000 employees and 7 corporate offices, including the firm’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto, where Christina will be based. BGO is a part of SLC Management, the institutional alternatives and traditional asset management business of Sun Life.