Matthews Southwest's "The Bow" Skyscraper Tops List of Most Spectacular Corporate Buildings in the World

   Matthews Southwest's "The Bow" Skyscraper Tops List of Most Spectacular
                       Corporate Buildings in the World

PR Newswire

DALLAS, TX, April 12, 2013

DALLAS, TX, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Another major milestone has been
achieved by Dallas based developers Matthews Southwest. Matthews Southwest's
"The Bow" Tower in Calgary, Canada topped a prestigious international list of
the most spectacular buildings in the world. That list was compiled by
experts at Emporis, a leading database of information about building and
construction projects, based in Germany. The Emporis Skyscraper Award is the
world's most renowned prize for high-rise architecture.
http://www.emporis.com/pdf/Pressrelease_20130409_ENG.pdf

The Bow Tower, developed by Matthews Southwest, designed by Fosters and
Partner's and owned by H&R REIT, is the recently constructed 58-story home of
Canadian energy producers EnCana and Cenovus. The curved design with a steel
diagrid, load-bearing exterior is the tallest building in Canada west of
Toronto.

Speaking to the award, Matthews Southwest CEO Jack Matthews extended
congratulations to the team that undertook this remarkable construction
project, "From architects to developers to owners, I think I speak for the
whole team in expressing my gratitude to Emporis for this distinction. The
sense of pride we all feel in having completed this remarkable building is
significant. Calgarians see The Bow as a new icon of that city's growth and
modern spirit, and we see it as an icon of what can be achieved in terms of
mega-projects when the right team is brought to the table. At the same time,
the building has been designed to meet the specific needs of its tenants and
deliver lower than market lease rates," concluded Matthews.

The tenants of the building also commented on the award. ""EnCana is very
happy to be a tenant in such a great building; one which is attracting this
type of local and international recognition. Our staff are not only impressed
with the overall quality of the new space but by how well it works for the way
that we work," said Craig Reardon, Vice President Administration for EnCana
Corporation.

ABOUT MATTHEWS SOUTHWEST
Matthews Southwest (MSW) is a full-service private real-estate development
company headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, with additional offices in Dallas,
Texas; Calgary, Alberta; and Mississauga, Ontario. Since 1988, MSW has
acquired, built and managed the development of hotel, office, mixed use
retail, residential, and industrial developments.

We have development projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico. From
conception to completion, MSW brings together financial resources and an
experienced management to form profitable partnerships focused on creating
projects of lasting excellence.

Other major award winning projects include:

  *Sussex Center
  *Bell Mobility Campus - www.bellmobility.com
  *South Side on Lamar - www.southsideonlamar.com
  *Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel - www.OmniHotels.com/DallasDowntown
  *Tribute Lakeside Golf & Resort Community - www.thetribute.com

SOURCE Matthews Southwest

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