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One Planet Living Real Estate Fund

Canadian closed-end, mixed-use opportunistic real estate development impact fund. Creating happy, healthy communities within the capacity of one planet while delivering compelling returns for investors

Type Development
Ownership Private & Institutional
Fund Management

The real estate sector has demonstrated that we can profitably create places where people live happy healthy lives within our planet’s capacity but we need to broaden and accelerate wider adoption of ‘planet fit’ real estate assets.

The One Planet Living (OPL) Real Estate Fund is a development impact fund delivering environmental, social and market financial returns. The Fund has an initial pipeline in place within Ottawa and the Greater Toronto Area markets and operates under the One Planet Living framework for clear and transparent validation and reporting of impact outcomes.

The OPL Real Estate Fund aims to generate market returns for investors. The Fund will contribute capital solely to a pipeline of One Planet Living projects in Canada, with an initial focus in Ontario.

The Fund Portfolio

Through applying the globally recognized One Planet Living Principles ( the OPL Real Estate Fund has the unique capacity to maximize total investor returns, while simultaneously advancing broader industry knowledge to achieve low carbon and socially progressive real estate with measurable community outcomes.

The outcome will be a direct target impact on +/- 1-2 million sq.ft. of new and retrofitted Canadian real estate that will ultimately achieve a path to carbon neutrality and other impact factors associated with OPL. All data will be shared on to ensure transparency and easily accessible knowledge sharing.

This portfolio will include investments in both retrofit and new construction in the following three key real estate sectors:

  1. Majority of projects will be partnerships with impact-oriented, urban land owners where strong market development fundamentals exist.

  2. Providing deep building retrofits (to non-pension-owned Class B and C buildings) generally on assets that have additional value-add development opportunity.

  3. Community and large-scale mixed-use developments that are targeting carbon neutral and socially progressive outcomes.

About Our Partner

Windmill Development Group has been executing on green development programs encompassing innovations in water, air, energy and waste management along with smart building technologies since 2003.

Founded by Jonathan Westeinde, Windmill created the first LEED Platinum Community in North America, the first LEED Platinum Mixed Use buildings in  Canada and led the development of the only two One Planet Living endorsed communities in Canada.

For OPL Real Estate Fund Related Inquiries:

Laetitia Pacaud
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Craig Coleman
Co-Chief Executive Officer