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Blackwood Partners names JLL Exclusive Leasing Agent for Central City Office Tower

Vancouver, 6 January 2015Blackwood Partners has named JLL as the exclusive leasing agent for Central City Office Tower, one of the largest office complexes in Canada. Central City is a transit oriented, mixed use development managed by Blackwood Partners, which is comprised of the 560,000 s.f. office tower, a 630,000 s.f. shopping centre and a 350,000 s.f. Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus.  It is located in the epicentre of Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard.

Members of the JLL team representing Blackwood Partners include Mark Chambers, the Executive Vice President of Office Leasing and Senior Sales Associate, Andrew Laurie. Since joining JLL, the team has helped expand the firm’s leasing capabilities in suburban Vancouver.

“This complex is in an excellent location. The space is new and modern, it is accessible by transit, with numerous amenities in the fastest growing City in the Province of BC,” said Chambers. “Central City is a crown jewel asset and we are honoured to have been selected as the team trusted by the Landlord to represent them in this growing market.”

Located at 13450 102nd Avenue, Central City lies directly on the Expo SkyTrain line and features a 5,000 s.f. fitness centre, bicycle storage, a 5 storey parkade, ample emergency power and UPS capacity with direct access to SFU and over 140 retail stores, restaurants and services.

JLL is Canada’s fastest growing commercial real estate firm. JLL has two offices in Toronto, with the headquarters located downtown. The firm also operates in, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. JLL manages more than 50 million square feet of facilities across Canada. The firm offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, advisory and appraisal services, debt capital markets and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada.

About JLL
JLL (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 fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit