On Monday, Miami-based BGO, formerly known as BentallGreenOak, announced that Canadian Chief Investment Officer Christina Iacoucci had been named the company's new Head of Canada, responsible for the firm's overall business in Canada.

On top of the new Head of Canada role, Iacoucci will also continue to hold the titles of Canadian Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, but will now have "expanded responsibility for the firm's property management and leasing services business in Canada," the announcement states.

According to BGO, the firm's portfolio in Canada consists of over 62,000,000 sq. ft across 40 properties. BGO has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, where Iacoucci has been, and will continue to be based.

Iacoucci first joined the firm in 1998, as the Senior Managing Director of Real Estate Investments for Sun Life Financial, the Ontario-based parent company of BGO. She then became Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager for Bentall Kennedy in January 2016, before Bentall Kennedy later merged with GreenOak Real Estate in 2019.

"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," said Iacoucci in the company's on Monday. "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."

"It is truly an honor to represent BGO in this new role as Head of Canada and to help lead the firm in this next era of growth and high performance in the Canadian marketplace," she added on LinkedIn. "Together, with an exceptional group of seasoned and next generation leaders, we'll be charting a course for BGO’s continued excellence, and I could not be more honored to stand alongside them in this mission."

"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," said BGO President Amy Price. "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."

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