Phase two

Launching in 2024

Phase one

Delivering 2,600 units across 1.7M sq.ft in 10 active projects.

Visionary Real Estate Investing

Championing the One Planet Living framework

A development impact fund dedicated to fostering happy and healthy communities by supporting 10 principles within the One Planet Living Framework.

Focused on strong Canadian markets

The Fund aims for mixed-use and purpose-build rental projects in densely populated Canadian markets, across residential, commercial and retrofit asset classes.

Targeting 18% IRR

The closed-end fund brings together private, institutional and foundation investment to deliver healthy returns.

 

Residential

Commercial

Retrofit

A clear blueprint to maximize impact and returns

The 10 globally recognized One Planet Living Principles offer a roadmap for creating vibrant communities that benefit both people and the planet, all while ensuring market returns to investors. Our unparalleled expertise in real estate development covers every aspect, from land sourcing and regulatory approvals to community engagement and cutting-edge environmental technology. With a keen focus on real estate investment management, including property management and leasing, we’re equipped to maximize value at every step. By seamlessly integrating the OPL principles within our diverse real estate expertise and portfolio, we prioritize adaptability and resilience. This strategic approach ensures our investments remain robust in the face of evolving market dynamics, making them wellsuited for long-term success.

Strategic Partnership for Lasting Impact

Epic Investment Services, a national commercial real estate management platform, and Windmill Development Group, an award-winning development company, joined forces to establish the OPL Fund.

Pioneering a new standard

This dynamic collaboration integrates Windmill’s sustainable development expertise with Epic’s proactive sustainability measures in its real estate management platform.

The partnership has raised over $69M from a diverse group of investors with an active pipeline initially across the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa.

About the One Planet Living Framework

Discover the globally recognized One Planet Living Principles guiding the Fund’s commitment to sustainability, equity and climate action.

Developed by BioRegional, the framework helped inform the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) for land transformation to challenge developers to have a net-positive impact on people and the planet via the communities and land developed.

With over $30 billion in real estate development, OPL communities worldwide prove that real estate can deliver impact, fostering happy, healthy lives within the planet’s capacity.

OPL communities provide an open source of knowledge sharing for best practices and applied learning. The ultimate path to carbon neutrality for our communities and data associated with this journey will be shared on oneplanet.com to ensure transparency and easily accessible knowledge sharing.

10 Principles in Support of Happy and Healthy Communities

Encouraging active, social, meaningful lives to promote good health and well-being

Nurturing local identity and heritage, empowering communities and promoting a culture of sustainable living

Protecting and restoring land for the benefit of people and wildlife

Using water efficiently, protecting local water resources and reducing flooding and drought

Creating safe, equitable places to live and work which support local prosperity and international fair trade

Promoting sustainable, humane farming and healthy diets high in local, seasonal organic food and vegetable protein

Reducing the need to travel, encouraging walking, cycling and low-carbon transport

Using materials from sustainable sources and promoting products that help people reduce consumption

Making buildings and manufacturing energy efficient and supplying all energy with renewables

Reducing consumption, reusing and recycling to achieve zero waste and zero pollution

The Partners

Epic Investment Services is a fully integrated real estate platform that helps clients build exceptional value to achieve their investment goals.

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

contact

Jonathan Westeinde

CEO and Founder
Windmill Development Group
jonathan.westeinde@windmilldevelopments.com

Laetitia Pacaud​

Managing Partner, COO & CFO
Epic Investment Services
lpacaud@epicis.com

about us

OPL Real Estate Fund is a development impact fund that focuses on creating happy, healthy communities while delivering compelling returns to investors.

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