MLC Tower

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The MLC Tower (also called Sunlight REIT or CEF Life Tower[1] ) is a 40 storey[2] skyscraper located at 248 Queen's Road East, in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. It stands 156 metres (512 ft) tall and has 40 floors. Designed by Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates,[3] it was completed in 1998.[4]

The building is managed by Henderson Sunlight Asset Management, a subsidiary of Henderson Land Development Hong Kong, a company which also developed the International Finance center.[5]

The MLC in the name stands for Mutual Life & Citizens Assurance Company[6] - an Australian life insurance company formed in 1908.[7] The building was renamed CEF Life tower when, in 1998, six floors of the building were leased out to CEF Life[8] (Canadian Eastern Life assurance, renamed CEF Lend Lease,[9] now owned by AXA Hong Kong[10]), a company partly owned by Lee Ka Shing's Cheung Kong holdings.[11]


  1. ^ "Henderson signs up CEF Life". South China Morning Post. 25 November 1998. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Property Overview". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "MLC Tower / CEF Life Tower". Building directory. Emporis. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "MLC Tower". Skyscraper database. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ "henderson land development : Sin Kee Au". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "HK MLC Tower". The Simtropolis Community. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Wickens, Chas (1922). The Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia : 15. Melbourne: Commonwealth bureau of census and statistics. p. 710. 
  8. ^ "Lend Lease Acquires CEF Life For A$250 Million". Insurance supermart. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Warren Gilman, Chairman and CEO, CEF Holdings. Hongkong: Mines and money. 2013. 
  10. ^ "CEF Lend Lease and AXA". Avox Data. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lend Lease snaps up CEF Life". South China Morning Post. 22 October 1999. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 22°16′28″N 114°10′25″E / 22.27450°N 114.1735°E / 22.27450; 114.1735