Brookfield Office Properties Signs 165,000-Square-Foot Lease at Bay Adelaide Centre East Development

Brookfield Office Properties Signs 165,000-Square-Foot Lease at Bay Adelaide 
Centre East Development 
Law Firm of Borden Ladner Gervais to Move Into Office Tower Currently
Under Construction in Toronto's Financial Core 
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --   Brookfield Office Properties
Inc. (TSX: BPO) (NYSE: BPO) today announced its second signed lease
for the East tower of Bay Adelaide Centre in downtown Toronto, which
recently commenced construction. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), a
leading, full-service national law firm, will be occupying 165,000
square feet in the building which is on target to be completed in
late 2015.  
Last June, professional services firm Deloitte kicked off the
development by leasing 420,000 square feet -- approximately 43% of
the building -- as the anchor tenant. With the addition of BLG,
Canada's largest law firm, the building is now 60% pre-leased.  
"Bay Adelaide Centre has become the newest premier professional
precinct in downtown Toronto. We are gratified to have two such
highly regarded organizations as BLG and Deloitte lead the tenancy in
the East tower," said Jan Sucharda, president and chief executive
officer of Brookfield Office Properties' Canadian Commercial
Operations.  
"This is an exciting new venture for the Toronto operations of BLG,"
said Frank Callaghan, Toronto regional managing partner. "The new
state of the art premises will allow BLG to create a modern working
environment that reflects the latest best practices for law firm
offices. The Bay Adelaide Centre will allow us to create a unique and
innovative workplace that fosters excellence in collaboration,
teamwork and is responsive to the needs of our clients. We are
delighted to be taking up residence in a premier office tower that
delivers the highest standard in building construction."  
Bay Adelaide East, located on Adelaide Street West between Bay and
Yonge Streets, adjacent to the Bay Adelaide West tower, will be a
44-storey, 980,000-square-foot office tower with best-in-class
operational, environmental and life-safety systems and will achieve
the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Platinum distinction upon completion. Once completed, the East and
West towers will represent the forefront of premier office product in
Toronto's financial core, encompassing the full Adelaide Street block
between Bay and Yonge Streets.  
The East tower's expected completion date of late 2015 coincides with
several large office lease expiries in the financial core and gives
these firms a new, premium build alternative in a coveted location.
The building will have direct access to subways and the amenities of
the PATH underground pedestrian system. 
The 51-storey, 1.2-million-square-foot Bay Adelaide West tower, also
developed by Brookfield, opened in 2009 and is 95% leased.  
In addition to Bay Adelaide East and West, the third and final phase
of the development -- Bay Adelaide North -- can accommodate
additional new development of approximately 500,000 square feet. 
About Brookfield Office Properties
 Brookfield Office Properties
owns, develops and manages premier office properties in the United
States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Its portfolio is
comprised of interests in 111 properties totaling 76 million square
feet in the downtown cores of New York, Washington, D.C., Houston,
Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, London,
Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making it the global leader in the
ownership and management of office assets. Landmark properties
include Brookfield Places in New York City, Toronto and Perth, Bank
of America Plaza in Los Angeles, Bankers Hall in Calgary, and Darling
Park in Sydney. 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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