DREAM Unlimited Corp.

DREAM Unlimited Corp.
Dream Global REIT

Dream Global REIT

February 27, 2015 11:13 ET

Dream is Proud to Announce Jane Gavan as the Winner of the Prestigious German immobilienmanager.AWARD

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2015) - Dream Unlimited Corp. (TSX:DRM)(TSX:DRM.PR.A) and Dream Global REIT (TSX:DRG.UN) are proud to announce that Jane Gavan, CEO of Dream Global REIT, was honoured with the prestigious "Surprise Prize" by German immobilienmanager.AWARD.

"Exemplary, innovative and courageous are the three key characteristics we looked for when determining the recipient of this year's award" explained Christof Hardebusch, Editor in Chief of immobilienmanager based in Cologne, Germany. "Jane Gavan embodies all of these characteristics: she was innovative in the way she got involved in her global engagement here in Germany; she showed that courage and innovation are closely related and she is exemplary in how she established herself as a female leader in a male-dominated environment."

Throughout her 18-year career at Dream, Jane's responsibilities span across every aspect of running a successful company - from overseeing the legal, human resources and risk management departments to leading some of the most prominent real estate transactions in Canadian history and the growth of Dream's platform from a few hundred people in 1998 to more than 1,000 today. Jane's role in launching and leading the transformative growth of Dream Global REIT, the first Canadian REIT focused exclusively on international real estate investments, not only earned her the respect of the Canadian real estate community but made Dream Global REIT together with Jane Gavan a household name in Germany's real estate circles.

Dream's approach to running each of its businesses locally with the best teams on the ground, together with the company's aim to provide opportunities to women and young talent, have been a very successful approach to business and were two additional factors in immobilienmanager's choice of this year's recipient of their award.

"Jane has led Dream Global's entry into the German market where we have built an outstanding portfolio of desirable buildings generating excellent current returns. Her execution of our growth strategy as if we were a German business has earned her the respect of our German peers," said Michael Cooper, CEO of Dream Unlimited Corp. "It is rewarding to see Jane recognized by her peers and media in the German real estate industry as a leader within their country. We are proud of what Jane and her team have achieved."

About Dream Unlimited Corp.

Dream is one of Canada's leading real estate companies with approximately $14.6 billion of assets under management in North America and Europe. The scope of the business includes residential land development, housing and condominium development, asset management for three TSX-listed real estate investment trusts and one TSX-listed diversified, hard asset alternatives trust, investments in and management of Canadian renewable energy infrastructure and commercial property ownership. Dream has an established track record for being innovative and for its ability to source, structure and execute on compelling investment opportunities.

About Dream Global REIT

Dream Global REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust that provides investors with the opportunity to invest in commercial real estate exclusively outside of Canada. Dream Global REIT's portfolio currently consists of approximately 14.8 million square feet of gross leasable area of office, industrial and mixed use properties across Germany. For more information, please visit www.dreamglobalreit.ca.

Contact Information

  • Dream Unlimited Corp.
    Michael J. Cooper
    Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 365-5145

    Dream Unlimited Corp.
    Pauline Alimchandani
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 365-5992

    Dream Global REIT
    P. Jane Gavan
    Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 365-6572

    Dream Global REIT
    Rene D. Gulliver
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 365-5447