HCP (NYSE:HCP) was recently awarded the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) 2013 Healthcare Leader in the Light Award at the 2013 REITWorld Annual Convention in San Francisco, California. HCP received the highest score among all healthcare REITs and real estate companies that comprised the healthcare sector for the second consecutive year.
NAREIT's Leader in the Light program honors its member companies that have demonstrated superior and sustainable energy use practices. HCP has received the NAREIT Leader in the Light award six of the past seven years.
“I am honored to present HCP with NAREIT’s 2013 Healthcare Leader in the Light Award which represents the highest achievement for all healthcare REITs and real estate companies. Sustainability is a key objective and HCP is at the forefront of sustainable energy use practices in the commercial real estate industry. HCP’s efforts reduce energy costs, preserve resources and increase the tenant-appeal and value of their properties,” said Sheldon Groner, NAREIT’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations, who administers the Leader in the Light Awards program.
“We are proud to be recognized as a leader in sustainability. This award represents the results of the collective efforts of our Board of Directors, executive management and employees, which are all critical to the success of our sustainability program,” said Lauralee Martin, HCP’s President and Chief Executive Officer.Tom Klaritch, HCP’s Executive Vice President – Medical Office Properties and Chairman of its Sustainability Committee, added, “We are committed to sustainable business practices that increase HCP’s value to our shareholders and the global community. This award honors our team’s integration of sustainable practices throughout our company.” About HCP 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. The Company'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 28 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 and North American healthcare sector leader for GRESB. For more information regarding HCP, visit the Company's website at www.hcpi.com.