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Newmark Knight Frank Devencore Secures New Global Headquarters for Aimia in Montreal

Tour Aimia Part of 35-Storey Complex Under Construction in the Quartier International

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- Newmark Knight Frank Devencore, Canada's largest corporate real estate advisor and brokerage exclusively representing corporate office and industrial space users, announced that it has orchestrated a major leasing transaction for Aimia, which owns and operates Aeroplan and is a global leader in loyalty management. The transaction secures Aimia's new worldwide headquarters in Montreal's Quartier International district, and makes the company the signature tenant in the Tour Aimia, which is part of a 35-storey office tower and condominium complex in the heart of downtown Montreal.

"As Aimia's real estate representatives across Canada, we are pleased to have been able to work with them on this major project, and also very proud to have been able to participate in the successful development of this new office tower and condo development project," said Yves Roy, Executive Vice President of Newmark Knight Frank Devencore in Montreal. "This is the first new major office tower project to reach the construction stage in downtown Montreal over a decade, and it promises to further enhance our and invigorate corporate real estate activity in the city."

The building--which comprises the 10-storey Tour Aimia office complex and the 25-storey Altoria condominium development--will include over 230,000 square feet of LEED Gold office space.  Among its many striking design features, the building will integrate cutting-edge geothermal energy technology and include terminals for recharging hybrid and electric vehicles.


About Newmark Knight Frank Devencore

Devencore is the Canadian partner of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the largest real estate service firms in the world. Newmark Knight Frank Devencore is Canada's largest corporate real estate advisor and brokerage exclusively representing corporate, industrial and retail space users. With offices across the country, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore offers its global clientele comprehensive services that are individually designed to ensure executive real estate decisions are supported by effective strategies and professional execution. To learn more about our capabilities, please visit www.devencorenkf.com.


About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

A part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the largest commercial real estate service firms in the U.S. It brings together the strategic consultative approach to creating value for clients and leading position in the New York market that are hallmarks of Newmark Knight Frank; the complementary strengths of Grubb & Ellis in leasing and management, investment sales, valuation and capital markets services; and BGC's financial strength, proprietary technology, expertise in global capital markets and deep relationships with many of the world's leading financial institutions.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and its London-based partner Knight Frank together operate from more than 300 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents. This major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of tenants, owners, investors and developers worldwide.


For further information, contact:

Sylvie Bachand
Director, Marketing and Communications
514-392-1330, ext. 225
Newmark Knight Frank Devencore
Devencore Ltd., Real Estate Agency