Look up. You’ll see our office towers in major cities across the globe including Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Tokyo. We operate as John Hancock Real Estate in the United States and as Manulife Real Estate in all other parts of the world. We own, manage and develop commercial real estate in major metropolitan cities shaping skylines across the globe.

News & Insights

John Hancock Acquires 535-545 Boylston in Boston

11 August 2016

Boston – John Hancock today announced that its Real Estate business has acquired 535-545 Boylston, which consists of two interconnected, 13-story office buildings totaling 185,000 square feet.

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John Hancock Acquires The Residence at River’s Edge Adding 222 Rental Residential Units to Portfolio

25 February 2016

John Hancock has acquired River’s Edge, a 222-unit, Class A, rental residential complex in the City of Medford, located four miles northwest of Boston.

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One South Wacker on its way to LEED EB Platinum

1 January 2016

One South Wacker in Chicago was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2013. We are capitalizing on the momentum and working towards achieving LEED Platinum re-certification in 2016 to ensure we provide our tenants with best-in-class technologies and services.

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Manulife Real Estate Opens 980 Howe St. in Vancouver

19 November 2015

Toronto – Manulife Real Estate today announced the grand opening of 980 Howe Street. Construction on the 16-storey, 250,000 square foot, AAA office building in downtown Vancouver began in June 2013.

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John Hancock Acquires 5000 Birch in Newport Beach, California

10 November 2015

Boston – John Hancock Real Estate today announced that it has acquired 5000 Birch, a 306,000 SF, two building, Class A office project located in Newport Beach, California, for US$104.5 million. John Hancock is the U.S.

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601 Congress Street Wins 2015 TOBY Award

6 November 2015

After being the first building in Boston to receive the national LEED Platinum certification in 2011, 601 Congress Street was named BOMA’s Building of the Year in both Corporate Facility and Historical categories in November 2015.

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180 Wellington Street West Achieves LEED EB O&M Gold

3 November 2015

We are proud to announce that 180 Wellington Street W in Toronto was awarded LEED EB O&M Gold in Q4 2015.180 Wellington also received the Building Performance Award for Lowest Energy Use in 2014 for its achievement of energy reduction by over 27% from 2011 to 2014, as part of Civic Action’s R

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Manulife completes purchase of Manulife Tower

24 September 2015

Hong Kong — Manulife (International) Limited today announced it has completed the purchase of Manulife Tower. Developed by Wheelock Properties, the 21-storey building is located at 83 Hoi Bun Road, Kowloon East, in Hong Kong’s new Central Business District.

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John Hancock Acquires 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

10 September 2015

Boston – John Hancock Real Estate today announced that it has acquired 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a 278,916 square foot, 13 story, LEED Gold, Class "A" office building located in the Central Business District of Washington, DC for US$182,000,000.  John Hancock is the U.S.

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John Hancock acquires 55 West Monroe, 40 story, Class “A” office building in Chicago’s Central Business District

10 September 2015

Boston – John Hancock, the U.S.

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John Hancock Proposes Major New Real Estate Investment in Boston's Back Bay

5 August 2015

BOSTON, MA — Today, John Hancock filed a letter of intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to design and construct a new office building in the City’s Back Bay.

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John Hancock Increases Commercial and Residential Real Estate in San Diego, California

15 July 2015

Boston – John Hancock, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, today announced that it has acquired a nine building commercial portfolio and two residential communities in San Diego, California.

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John Hancock acquires One South Wacker, a 40 story, Class "A" office building in Chicago's Central Business District

27 May 2015

Boston – John Hancock, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, today announced it has acquired One South Wacker, a 40 story, 1,195,170 SF, Class “A” office building located in Chicago’s Central Business District’s West Loop.

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Manulife builds on leading positions in Canadian market

2 February 2015

Completes Standard Life Transaction

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Manulife Canadian Real Estate Fund Completes Series of Strategic Acquisitions in Key Canadian Markets

18 December 2014

Toronto – Manulife Real Estate announced today the closing of 180 Wellington in Toronto and a national 24-building industrial portfolio purchased for its Manulife Canadian Property Portfolio fund.

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Manulife and Allianz to Co-invest up to $1 Billion in U.S. Real Estate

12 December 2014

Toronto – Manulife Asset Management Private Markets, the private asset management arm of Manulife (TSX, NYSE: MFC), today announced that it has entered into an arrangement with Allianz, a leading Germany-based insurance and asset management company, to co-invest up to $1 billion

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200 Berkeley Street Wins 2015 TOBY Award

6 November 2014

We are proud to announce that 200 Berkeley Street in Boston won the 2015 The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award. Designed by Cram and Ferguson shortly after WWII, 200 Berkeley is an iconic Art Deco office tower that spans across a full city block.

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John Hancock acquires Oracle Tower, 12 story, Class "A" office building in Orange County, California

24 October 2014

Boston – John Hancock, the U.S.

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Manulife to create new home for larger operations in Montreal Co-venture with Ivanhoe Cambridge will build "Maison Manuvie"

6 October 2014

Toronto – Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”) today announced it will jointly develop 900 de Maisonneuve West, a new 27-storey building in Montreal. Last month Manulife announced that it would acquire the Canadian operations of Standard Life plc, subject to regulatory app

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Manulife Asset Managment Private Markets Names Michael J. McNamara as Global Head of Real Estate Investments

2 October 2014

Toronto and Boston - Manulife Asset Management Private Markets, the private asset management arm of Manulife (TSX, NYSE: MFC), today announced that Michael J. McNamara has been named Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Investments. Based in New York City, Mr.

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1095 West Pender Achieves LEED EB Gold

9 May 2014

Join us in celebration of 1095 West Pender’s, in Vancouver, achievement of LEED EB Gold in 2014.

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York Mills Centre Achieves LEED EB O&M Gold

5 March 2014

We are pleased to announce that York Mills Centre in Toronto achieved LEED EB O&M Gold in 2014.York Mills Centre is an urban-retail asset built in late 1980s with superior location and accessibility.

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North American Centre Achieves LEED EB O&M

3 March 2014

We achieved LEED EB O&M at North American Centre in Toronto, two highly accessible, class ‘A’ office towers totalling 1.2M SF.

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Manulife Place, Edmonton Achieves LEED EB Gold

1 January 2014

We’re excited to announce that Manulife Place in Edmonton achieved LEED EB Gold certification. Manulife Place is a landmark in downtown Edmonton, providing Edmontonians with 36 storeys of prime office space and two levels of exclusively curated retail experience.

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John Hancock Acquires Three Office Properties in Key U.S. Markets

19 December 2013

BOSTON - John Hancock, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, announced today that it has acquired three office properties totaling US$618 million in New York, Chicago and Boston.

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John Hancock acquires Landmark Square office tower in Long Beach, California

8 August 2013

BOSTON - John Hancock, the U.S.

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Manulife to Build New 27-storey Office Tower in Calgary

30 July 2013

Brion Energy Announced as Lead Tenant

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Manulife Begins Construction on New Vancouver Office Tower

25 July 2013

Vancouver – Manulife Real Estate, the global real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corporation, today announced that it has begun construction on 980 Howe Street, a 16-storey, 250,000 square foot office building in downtown Vancouver.

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Manulife Real Estate acquires portfolio of five commercial properties in Quebec

14 June 2013

Montreal, QC – Manulife Real Estate has acquired a portfolio of five commercial real estate properties, totaling 440,297 square feet and located primarily in the greater Montreal region, for C$75.9 million from the Redbourne Realty Fund, in a deal that closed June 13, 2013.

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Manulife to acquire office tower at One Bay East in Kowloon from Wheelock Properties

10 April 2013

Hong Kong - Wheelock Properties Limited (WPL) and Manulife (International) Limited have signed a sale-and-purchase agreement for the West Tower at One Bay East at 83 Hoi Bun Road, Kowloon East for HK$4.5 billion (C$588 million), marking the largest single office tower purchase in

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Manulife Real Estate acquires Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre in Langley, BC

6 March 2013

Manulife Real Estate has acquired Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre, a 91,517-square-foot retail property in Langley, British Columbia, for C$29.25 million in a deal that closed March 5, 2013.

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John Hancock acquires two prime real estate assets in key U.S. markets

2 October 2012

Acquisitions in Irvine, California and Princeton, New Jersey bring further geographic diversity to US$4.6 billion real estate portfolio in the United States

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