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Jones Lang LaSalle Wins 1.3M SF Leasing Contract at Airport Corporate Center, Mississauga

Firm to lease Mississauga’s premier office development by Pearson International Airport

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 —  Jones Lang LaSalle was today named exclusive leasing agent for a 33-acre mixed use development at Airport Corporate Centre (ACC), Mississauga. The development set to break ground in April 2013, will comprise 1.3 million square feet of office space and 70,000 square feet of restaurant and amenities. Acquired by Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), the site is just south of Pearson International Airport and will be adjacent to the new Spectrum Station which will be part of the Mississauga MiWay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Doug Hitchcox, Michael Case, LEED AP and Scott Watson, the listing team with a proven track record of success at HOOPP’s nearby 700,000-square-foot AeroCentre Complex, will lead leasing efforts at the new site known as Spectrum Square.

“ACC is one of the country’s leading office parks and the new Spectrum Square complex, designed by Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co Architects Inc., will satisfy the need for more high performance office space by today’s global firms, combined with greater amenities and faster public transportation,” said Doug Hitchcox, Managing Director of Sustainability and Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle.  “The complex exemplifies the evolution of office buildings into a new class of corporate community focusing on building performance that will positively impact employee productivity.”  

Spectrum Square is a master-planned complex being developed to the highest environmental standards and will target Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. 

HOOPP acquired the land in November 2011 and is developing the master site plan with the City of Mississauga.  The plan proposes approximately 10-12 restaurant and service amenity tenants and seven office buildings, ranging from 125,000 square feet to 250,000 square feet.  There are also a number of build-to-suit opportunities. Current ACC tenants include blue chip corporations, Nokia Siemens, Target Canada, Ricoh, Acer and PepsiCo.

HOOPP, a defined benefit pension plan serving 270,000 working and retired Ontario healthcare workers, has approximately $40.3 billion in assets, including a $6 billion real estate portfolio.

“ACC, along with our other existing and planned developments in Mississauga, demonstrate our commitment to constructing healthy buildings,” says Lisa Lafave, HOOPP’s Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate. “High-quality, environmentally-friendly office buildings are very attractive to tenants – and the steady income they provide is perfectly suited for HOOPP’s objective of paying pensions.”

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for more than a decade. With its Canada headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. Jones Lang LaSalle offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, mobile engineering services, corporate retail solutions and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada.  Jones Lang LaSalle manages 31 million square feet of facilities across Canada.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit