Allied Properties REIT Provides Leasing Update on 400 West Georgia Street in Vancouver
Toronto, July 23, 2018 — Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN) today provided a leasing update on 400 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, an urban office development financed by Allied and developed by Westbank. Allied has an obligation to acquire an undivided 50% interest in the property at cost upon placement of permanent mortgage financing.
Westbank has initiated construction of the building on the property. Scheduled for completion in 2020, the building will be a distinctive urban office environment located squarely within an emerging part of Vancouver’s Downtown and in relatively close proximity to Allied’s Yaletown portfolio.
Westbank has now pre-leased 117,000 square feet of GLA to Deloitte for a term of 15 years commencing in late 2020. This represents 33% of the total GLA in the building. Westbank is working toward finalizing leases with two other high-calibre tenants for approximately 165,000 square feet of GLA, which would bring the leased area to approximately 80%.
“With a view to fostering human wellness, diversity and creativity, Westbank is creating transformative workspace at 400 West Georgia,” said Michael Emory, President & CEO. “As an innovative and enlightened user of workspace across Canada, Deloitte is an ideal collaborator for Westbank and Allied in this city-building initiative.”
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Allied is a leading owner, manager and developer of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities. Its objectives are to provide stable and growing cash distributions to unitholders and to maximize unitholder value through effective management and accretive portfolio growth.