Proximity to the core. Distinct internal and external building attributes. Low overall operational costs. These are the tenets on which Allied – and its signature properties – are founded upon. And these principles, which have enabled Allied to continuously grow, as well as thrive amidst challenging circumstances, remain the company’s focus and mission to this day.
In this podcast, Colliers’ Brian Rosen and Colin Worrell speak with Allied’s Michael Emory and Tom Burns on Allied’s journey and approach to success; the Allied team’s creative, out-of-the-box thinking that time and again gives rise to iconic, community-focused buildings; how Allied has positioned itself to come out of the pandemic strong; the role of ESG in the company’s future; and more.
Hear all about:
- How Allied’s mandate of distinguishing between “a building to buy” and “an Allied building to buy” coupled with its public company discipline helps the REIT stay focused on its vision and objective
- How Allied came to be known as a supporter of the arts
- The strategy Allied undertook during the pandemic that resulted in the company completing 258 transactions in 2020, 103 of which involved new tenants to the Allied portfolio, and posting 98 deals in Q2 2021
- What excites the team about Allied’s ESG journey post-pandemic
- The strategic plays the company has made with the most notable properties in its portfolio, including the concept of “adaptive reuse”, which has allowed Allied to add office inventory to the markets it serves with “invisible cranes
Listen and learn about the many aspects that set Allied apart from other landlords and why “As we come out of the pandemic, the kind of creativity [they’ve] practiced is going to be more in demand than it was pre-pandemic.”