SOURCE: Brookfield Office Properties Inc.

Brookfield Office Properties Inc.

July 14, 2011 15:37 ET

Brookfield Office Properties Named Outstanding Public/Private Partner by U.S. Department of Homeland Security

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) today announced that it was recently named Outstanding Public/Private Partner by the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) -- a program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security -- at the National UASI Homeland Security Conference in San Francisco in late June.

The UASI awards recognize outstanding performance in homeland security program management and practice. Brookfield was recognized for its private-sector leadership and excellence in managing security across its 60-building U.S. office portfolio -- the majority of which are located in the central business districts of the country's largest cities.

"Winning the UASI award is an honor and a testament to Brookfield's commitment to providing the safest and most secure environment for those that inhabit our buildings as well as the surrounding community," said Ric Clark, chief executive officer of Brookfield Office Properties. "Providing secure environments without compromising tenant comfort is a corporate mandate and is executed by our dedicated security teams at each of our properties."

Brookfield's nomination highlighted various security initiatives and community leadership roles taken on by the company's security personnel in each of its U.S. operating cities: New York City, Washington, DC, Boston, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Los Angeles.

About Brookfield Office Properties
Brookfield Office Properties owns, develops and manages premier office properties in the United States, Canada and Australia. Its portfolio is comprised of interests in 109 properties totaling 78 million square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Washington, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making it the global leader in the ownership and management of office assets. Landmark properties include the World Financial Center in Manhattan, Brookfield Place in Toronto, Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles, Bankers Hall in Calgary, Darling Park in Sydney and City Square in Perth. The company's common shares trade on the NYSE and TSX under the symbol BPO. For more information, visit www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com.

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