IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2014-- HCP (NYSE:HCP) has been named the Global Leader for the Healthcare Sector by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). This marks the third consecutive year that HCP ranked #1 among all survey respondents within its sector.
“We are honored to be recognized again as the Global Healthcare Leader by GRESB, a partner of NAREIT,” said Lauralee Martin, HCP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This award is a testament to the devotion of our team and our commitment to sustainability.”
HCP was also awarded a Green Star designation by GRESB which acknowledges an organization’s integrated approach regarding its management of key environmental performance indicators.
Nils Kok, Executive Director of GRESB added, “HCP is again recognized as the Global top-performer in the Healthcare Sector. We commend HCP for its continued leadership.”
GRESB is an investor-driven organization committed to rigorous and independent evaluation of the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios. GRESB's mission is to enhance and protect shareholder value by evaluating and improving sustainability best practices in the global real estate sector. The 2014 GRESB Report is based on sustainability data gathered from over 637 property companies and funds.
HCP, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. HCP's portfolio of assets is diversified among five distinct sectors: senior housing, post-acute/skilled nursing, life science, medical office and hospital. A publicly traded company since 1985, HCP: (i) was the first healthcare REIT selected to the S&P 500 index; (ii) has increased its dividend per share for 29 consecutive years; (iii) is the only REIT included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index; and (iv) is a global leader in sustainability as a member of the CDP, Dow Jones and FTSE4Good sustainability leadership indices, and the Global Healthcare Sector Leader for GRESB. For more information regarding HCP, visit the Company's website at www.hcpi.com.
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