CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2016) - Brookfield Canada Office Properties (TSX: BOX.UN) (NYSE: BOXC) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to lease 140,000 square feet to Scotiabank at the company's Brookfield Place Calgary East development. Taking this new agreement into account, the development is 81% pre-leased.
"The signing of Scotiabank at Brookfield Place Calgary is a prime example of the continued demand for modern, efficient work environments provided by a trusted developer and landlord like Brookfield, even in a challenging market," said Jan Sucharda, president and chief executive officer. "We are pleased to welcome Scotiabank -- with whom we have shared a great relationship at several of our other properties -- to our newest signature asset."
"We are pleased to move our flagship downtown Scotiabank branch and our primary Calgary office space to the new Brookfield Place Calgary East development in the fall of 2017," said James O'Sullivan, Group Head, Canadian Banking at Scotiabank. "We conducted a full RFP to determine the best available space for our growing offices in Western Canada, and to ensure that we had access to the most up to date tools and technology to provide an excellent customer and employee experience in our new space. Brookfield Place met each one of our goals and we look forward to serving our customers from this premier location."
Brookfield Place Calgary is a full-block development site in the heart of downtown, bounded by 1st and 2nd Streets SW and 6th and 7th Avenues SW. The 56-storey, 1.4 million-square-foot east tower is on target for completion in late 2017.
About Brookfield Canada Office Properties
Brookfield Canada Office Properties is Canada's preeminent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Our portfolio is comprised of 26 premier office properties totaling 20 million square feet in the downtown cores of Toronto, Calgary, and Ottawa, in addition to a development site in Calgary. Our landmark assets include Brookfield Place and First Canadian Place in Toronto, and Bankers Hall in Calgary. Further information is available at www.brookfieldcanadareit.com. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information.
Brookfield Canada Office Properties is the flagship Canadian REIT of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $240 billion in assets under management. For more information, go to www.brookfield.com.
Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of $895 billion (as at April 30, 2016), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). Scotiabank distributes the Bank's media releases using Marketwired. For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.
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