HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2014) - Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPY) (TSX: BPY.UN) ("Brookfield Property Partners" or "the Partnership") confirmed that the S&P Dow Jones Canadian Index Services will add Brookfield Property Partners to the S&P/TSX Composite Index, the headline index and principal broad market measure for the Canadian equity markets, after the close of trading on March 27, 2014.
Brookfield Property Partners will also be added to the S&P/TSX Composite Dividend Index and the S&P/TSX Capped Real Estate Index.
The Partnership also confirmed that Global Property Research will add Brookfield Property Partners to the GPR 250 Index, a weighted index based on shares of 250 leading property companies in the world, as of April 1, 2014.
Brookfield Property Partners is a leading owner, operator, and investor in best-in-class commercial real estate around the globe. Our diversified portfolio includes interests in 300 office and retail properties encompassing 250 million square feet, 25,000 multi-family units, 68 million square feet of industrial space, and a 100 million square foot development pipeline. Our assets are located in North America, Europe, and Australia with a small presence in China, Brazil and India. For information, please visit www.brookfieldpropertypartners.com
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