Brookfield Global Relocation Services welcomes award of relocation contract for federal government employees



    OTTAWA, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Brookfield Global Relocation Services
(BROOKFIELD GRS) is pleased to welcome the award of the Integrated Relocation
Program (IRP) contract today. Following an open and transparent bidding
process, the Government of Canada contract will allow BROOKFIELD GRS to
continue its fifteen-year history of providing relocation assistance to the
Government of Canada. This new five-year contract, will replace the existing
contract held by BROOKFIELD GRS that ends on schedule on November 30, 2009.
    "As a Canadian owned and operated company, BROOKFIELD GRS has the
experience, knowledge, and team that will continue to deliver this vital
service," said Graham Badun, CEO for BROOKFIELD GRS. "We welcome the award of
the relocation contract for the fifth time and are proud to continue providing
the highest quality service under the IRP at the lowest cost to Canadians.
    "Formerly called Royal LePage Relocation Services (RLRS), Brookfield
Residential Property Services (Brookfield RPS) the parent company re-branded
its RLRS business unit and re-named it Brookfield Global Relocation Services
in August 2009.
    A pilot project was first awarded to RLRS by the Government of Canada in
1999, renewed in 2003, and again in 2004. The Government of Canada awarded the
IRP contract to RLRS in 2004 and subsequently re-tendered on schedule earlier
this year. Today's announcement marks the end of a long and rigorous process
that once again proves that BROOKFIELD GRS is the leading supplier of
government relocation services in Canada.
    BROOKFIELD GRS is the industry leader in employee relocation and looks
forward to continuing its commitment to the Government of Canada as it moves
tens of thousands of women, men, and their families, each year.

    
    About Brookfield Global Relocation Services
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    Brookfield Global Relocation Services (http://www.brookfieldgrs.com) is a
leading, full-service outsourcing partner of end-to-end employee relocation,
assignment management and mobility consulting services for multinational
organizations worldwide. The company serves corporations throughout the world
and manages more than $2 billion in relocation-related transactions.

    About Brookfield Residential Property Services

    Brookfield Residential Property Services is a leading global provider of
relocation and real estate services, technology, and knowledge, and is a
division of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Brookfield Asset Management has
approximately $80 billion of assets under management and is co-listed on the
New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and on NYSE Euronext
under the symbol BAMA.

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otherwise.






For further information:

For further information: Aleya Chattopadhyay, Brookfield Residential
Property Services, (416) 510-5625, aleya@brookfieldrps.com

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