What sets us apart

A hands-on approach to service

Our experienced property teams work closely with our customers to provide space that fosters collaboration and creativity, where all are welcomed and supported. This personalized level of service and attention to detail have come to be expected by our customers, and it’s an expectation that we're proud to meet. 

 

Development that promotes community

With nearly seven million square feet of active development projects in the pipeline, our buildings are woven into the fabric of our communities, and sustainably designed to create opportunity and foster innovation.

 

Our acquisition expertise and experience

We've been acquiring and selling real estate for nearly a century. Today, we're one of the world's top real estate investors, with properties across sectors and strategically located in major urban centers across the globe.

 

 

Our leadership team

Marc Feliciano

Global Head of Real Estate, Private Markets
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Marc Feliciano is Manulife Investment Management's Global Head of Real Estate, Private Markets. In his role, Marc is responsible for developing and implementing the global real estate investment strategy and increasing the firm’s capabilities in this area on behalf of clients, including Manulife’s General Account. This includes overseeing all aspects of the real estate business, including portfolio management, investments, asset management, and the integration of sustainability into both investments and operations.

Prior to joining the firm, Marc was the chief investment officer (CIO) of real estate, Americas, and the head of portfolio and asset management for the real estate Americas business at DWS. He was also head of the Americas debts investments group. Prior to this, he served as global head of risk and performance analysis at DWS, where he was responsible for the development of allocation, risk, and performance tools. Marc joined DWS from RREEF Real Estate with experience spanning public and private real estate investment management as well as alternative investment management. During this time, Marc providing guidance on workouts, restructurings, and recapitalizations of public companies and properties in and out of bankruptcy. Marc received undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting with an additional concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rob Maulden

Global Head of Real Estate Development
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Rob Maulden is Manulife Investment Management’s Global Head of Real Estate Development. In his role, Rob is responsible for overseeing all development projects for various types of real estate assets. Previously, he was managing director of real estate investments, where he was responsible for the company entering the U.S. market rate multifamily acquisitions business. Prior to that, Rob was director of acquisitions for John Hancock Realty Advisors, then a wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock Financial Services and its parent company, Manulife Financial Corp. In that role, he was responsible for investing in various real estate investment vehicles, including housing and historic tax credits, market-rate housing, private equity funds involving commercial and market-rate housing properties, and various types of joint venture partnerships.

Prior to joining the firm, Rob worked for Daedalus Projects, where he was responsible for development and project management, and before that, he worked at Migliassi-Jackson & Associates, where he was responsible for multifamily housing design services. Rob is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, as well as other industry organizations. 

Gregory Sweeney

Head of Canadian Real Estate Investments
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Gregory leads Manulife Investment Management’s real estate investment team in Canada. He's responsible for executing the investment strategy for both its general account and third-party clients, which include all aspects of investment management such as origination, underwriting, structuring, and negotiation of transaction documents in support of real property acquisitions, dispositions, and development activity in Canada. 

Since joining the company in 2011, Gregory has completed investment transactions across all property types and regions. In addition, he's participated in several strategic corporate initiatives, including the development and launch of Manulife’s inaugural Canadian commercial real estate pooled fund and real estate due diligence in support of Manulife’s acquisition of Standard Life’s Canadian operations.

Pritesh Patel

Head of U.S. Real Estate Investments
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Pritesh is Manulife Investment Management’s senior managing director, head of U.S. real estate investments. In his current role, he leads Manulife’s investments and dispositions platform. Pritesh has 28 years of experience in the real estate industry, executing over $10 billion in value-add, opportunistic, and core transactions. 

Pritesh joined Manulife Investment Management in 2015 after 13 years with GE Capital Real Estate, where he served as senior director. While at GE, he was responsible for the origination of investments and direction of asset management activities. 

In the decade prior to joining GE, Pritesh worked at MetLife, Goldman Sachs, Lowe Enterprises, and HFF, holding various director positions in acquisitions, portfolio and asset management, and development, completing transactions for both debt and equity nationwide.

Pritesh is an active member of both the Urban Land Institute and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. He earned a Master’s in Finance and Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.

Jessie Liu

Managing Director, Head of Asia Transactions, Asia
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Jessie is responsible for the real estate investment activities for Manulife General Account in Asia Pacific.  In her role, Jessie leads the sourcing, acquisition, and new market development of real estate investment in the region. Prior to joining Manulife, Jessie was Director, Real Estate & Finance at Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd. where she was responsible for implementing its real estate strategy in Greater China.  Jessie has also held roles as Investment Director in China Resources Land Private Equity, and as Associate in the Real Estate team of the Blackstone Group and of Merrill Lynch Real Estate Principal Investments. In her previous roles, Jessie was responsible for evaluating and executing real estate acquisitions and dispositions in the region. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Scott Gordon

Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Asset Management, North America
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Scott oversees the firm’s real estate investment assets within Canada and the United States across office, industrial, multifamily, and retail properties. He is responsible for enhancing portfolio performance through accretive asset management, as well as helping to lead due diligence of new markets as the firm continues to broaden its real estate platform across North America. Previously, he was head of Canadian real estate asset management. 

Prior to joining the firm, Scott was the executive director of Canadian investments at Starlight Investments, responsible for the execution of all acquisitions, dispositions, and financing of multifamily assets within Canada. 

Scott spent the first 10-years of his career at Brookfield Asset Management.  Based in New York for 5 years before moving to Toronto, Scott focused on investments and asset management of real estate across the risk spectrum throughout North America.

Erik Gustafson

Global Chief Operating Officer
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As Global COO of Real Estate, Erik drives the growth and category expansion of Real Estate’s $20B managed portfolio. He works closely with the Global Head of Real Estate and our leadership team to implement the group’s organizational vision, operational strategy, and target growth initiatives. Erik previously served as Manulife Investment Management’s Head of U.S. Asset Management, overseeing a 30 million square feet portfolio of office, industrial and multifamily assets, where he transformed the asset management operating model to accommodate the growth of our business.

Previously, Erik was the Global Head of Portfolio Management at the Pembroke Real Estate group of Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for overseeing portfolio strategy, strategic asset initiatives and performance across a 9 million square foot global real estate portfolio in fourteen gateway markets. Prior to heading Portfolio Management at Pembroke, Erik was responsible for targeting and managing investment into multiple new global markets and identifying, developing and executing investment and development strategies that maximized asset values for Pembroke’s investors. During almost 15 years at Fidelity, Erik spent time based in the Boston and London offices and in 2010 launched Pembroke’s Stockholm office to manage and grow a multi-country Nordic portfolio.

Erik began his career with Arthur Andersen and Capgemini Ernst & Young in New York City. Erik received his Bachelor of Arts, Economics at Trinity College in Hartford and his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Kenneth Tsang

Head of Real Estate Asset Management, Asia
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Kenneth is responsible for managing real estate investment assets within the Asian specific general account and enhancing portfolio performance through accretive asset management as well as investment management support to expand to new markets and asset classes.

Prior to joining the company in 2019, Kenneth was the General Manager – Property at KHI Holdings Group where he co-led the acquisition, asset management, development, and divestment of real estate assets across Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and the U.K.

Prior to joining KHI Holdings Group, he was the Executive Director for Development of Real Estate in Asia for JPMorgan Asset Management Real Assets (Asia) Ltd. Within this role, Kenneth was responsible for the development management, asset management, and acquisition support for real estate opportunistic investments in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan. 

Before JPMorgan, Kenneth was the Technical Director for WSP in Asia where he was responsible for development management, feasibility study, and technical due diligence supports for real estate investments and development for real estate funds and property developers in Hong Kong, China, Macau, and Asia.

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