MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - Canderel is pleased to announce that 1350-1360 René-Lévesque West in downtown Montreal has achieved LEED® Silver certification under the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance program presented by the Canada Green Building Council. The property is managed by Canderel on behalf of building owners, KanAm GrundGroup.

The LEED® certification process included a variety of environmental initiatives which have led to significant reductions in the property's consumption of energy and water as well as greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the recommissioning of 1350-1360 René-Lévesque West's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), undertaken as part of the certification project, was awarded the prestigious Energia Award for the Best Recommissioning Project in the province of Quebec for 2012. Together, the recommissioning projects led to a 28% reduction in annual energy use, a 49% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a 12% reduction in water use.

"Achieving LEED EB: O&M Silver certification is a testament not only to the great work undertaken by our property management team and consulting engineers Bouthillette Parizeau, but also to the commitment to sustainability demonstrated by the owners of the property, KanAm Grund-Group," said Jonathan Wener, Chairman and CEO of the Canderel Group of Companies. "Canderel believes that sustainable development is responsible development, and by constantly measuring and rethinking how we use our resources we improve our environmental performance while providing our tenants with the assurance that rigorous management standards are being maintained."


The Canderel Group of Companies is comprised of several fully integrated, commercial real estate companies with its headquarters in Montreal. Since 1975, Canderel has grown to become one of the most successful real estate development and management organizations in eastern Canada. Founded by Jonathan Wener, Canderel has established an enviable reputation for its integrity as a major real estate development company and for its sound judgment and knowledge of the commercial, multi-residential and industrial real estate business.

Over the years, Canderel has been intimately involved in all aspects of commercial property development, including land assembly, acquisition and disposal, planning, design, construction, project management, leasing, finance, and property and asset management. The group's principal development activities are in the office, commercial, industrial and residential markets of Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, in Canada. Canderel's success to date is largely a reflection of its unique ability to direct all facets of real estate projects, either on its own behalf, for its clients, or in joint venture with partners.


KanAm Grund-Group, which is domiciled in Frankfurt am Main, is founded on experience, independence and expertise and has a track record of over EUR 18 bn in real estate transactions. Established in October 2000, specializes in open-ended real estate funds and special funds.

KanAm Grund's staff in Frankfurt am Main and in its international offices in Paris and Atlanta bring together many years of experience in the field of real estate investments for investors focused on tangible assets. Over time, it has focused on quality properties in international metropolises such as Paris, London, Washington, D.C. and Montreal. In doing so, KanAm Grund-Group benefits from its global network spanning strategically important locations.

Another factor underpinning the Company's special position is its independence. This enables it to focus on an investment strategy for the best interests of investors.

Contact Information:

Patrick Culhane, M.Env., LEED AP O+M
Sustainability Officer
Canderel Management Inc.
514 842-8636

KanAm Grund-Group
Dr. Michael Birnbaum
+49 (0) 89 210 101 80
+49 (0) 8 9 210 101 18 (FAX)