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Bentall Kennedy Wins IREM® REME Award for ForeverGreen Sustainability Initiatives

Nov 23, 2015

Bentall Kennedy was honored with the 2015 REME Award in the Corporate Responsibility category by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®).

The IREM® REME Award for Corporate Responsibility recognizes exemplary and innovative business practices that have an exceptional impact on sustainability and individuals.
Bentall Kennedy was awarded the 2015 REME Award based on its ForeverGreen strategy. These initiatives focus on reducing the amount of refuse sent to landfills while driving improvements in waste diversion numbers. Other initiatives include an E-Waste Challenge for shopping centers during Earth Week, a “coffee footprint” program to repurpose coffee grounds into sustainable soil, and a program to repurpose diseased trees into valuable wood products.

BK-REME-award.pngThe REME Award was accepted by Cheryl Gray, CPM®, Senior Vice President - Residential, Bentall Kennedy at IREM’s Executive Edge Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“I am delighted to congratulate Bentall Kennedy on achieving the 2015 REME Award for Corporate Responsibility,” says Lori Burger, CPM®, 2015 IREM® President, Eugene Burger Management Corporation, AMO®, Rohnert Park, California. “The Forever Green strategy is truly innovative and impressive in repurposing materials and reducing waste.”
Explore a video highlighting the ForeverGreen initiative at Bentall Kennedy.
About Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy is one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and one of its foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy is a recognized global leader in Responsible Property Investing, currently ranked first globally in its category in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) study, the broadest measure of governance quality and sustainability performance in the global real estate industry. Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and has received the Energy Star Partner of The Year—Sustained Excellence Award for the past five years.
About the REME Awards
REME Awards recognize companies and individuals have achieved a higher level of real estate management excellence, have advanced the profession, and have shown brilliant innovation and leadership. The REME Awards are an opportunity to showcase outstanding work for those dedicated to improving the places we live, work and shop. Submissions to the REME Award can include any or all asset classes, and companies of any size. Explore the 2015 REME Award Winners.
IREM® is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, IREM® is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors. IREM® believes good management matters, and well-managed properties pay dividends in terms of value and in the quality of life for residents, tenants and customers. IREM® offers a variety of membership types for professionals of every experience level, from on-site managers to high-level executives. IREM® credentials, earned by meeting high standards of education, experience, and ethical business practices, include: CPM®, ARM®, ACoM, and AMO®.
Since 1933, IREM® has set the standard for best practices in real estate management. Today, IREM® membership includes more than 19,000 individual and 550 corporate members. To learn more about IREM®, call 800-837-0706, ext. 4650 (outside the United States, call 312-329-6000), or visit Twitter @IREM_info


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