Partnership inks Raonic a home Court in Toronto
TORONTO, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Commerce Court, a landmark office complex
in the heart of Toronto's financial district owned by bcIMC, today
announced a multi-year partnership with rising Canadian tennis star
"Milos is a rare talent and an exciting young athlete," says Paul
Finkbeiner, President of GWL Realty Advisors Inc., which manages
Finkbeiner adds, "In the spirit of celebrating Toronto, we will be
inviting tenants and people who live and work in the community to join
us in rooting for Milos, live at Commerce Court and online, as he
continues to explode through the rankings".
This is just one part of an exciting summer of events planned for
Commerce Court which will include private tennis clinics in the
courtyard for tenants, grandstand viewing lounges open to the public in
Commerce Court's west tower featuring all the action from London, and a
flag-signing event in support of Canadian athletes. These events are
in addition to a weekly farmer's market every Wednesday which has
become a popular lunchtime spot for the financial district community.
"Being from Toronto, there are few better landmarks to be connected with
than Commerce Court," says Raonic. "It's recognized by Torontonians as
the centre court of the city's financial district and it's constantly
evolving to bring new experiences to the downtown community."
The partnership reinforces OneServe, Commerce Court's service program, which focuses on redefining customer
service for the benefit of tenants, including environmental and
sustainable stewardship, the priority of safety and security, open
communications and operational excellence.
Ranked number 23 in the world, the 21-year-old tennis phenomenon is the
highest-ranking Canadian in the history of professional tennis. In
2011, Raonic was awarded ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals)
Newcomer of the Year and this year, after winning two ATP titles, has
his eyes set on more personal bests throughout the summer.
The first public event featuring Raonic is being planned for July 2012
at Commerce Court.
About Commerce Court
Commerce Court, a unique complex consisting of three modern structures
and Commerce Court North (opened in 1931), sits on one of Canada's most
prestigious corners at Toronto's King and Bay Streets. The North Tower,
designed by the firm Pearson and Darling, is an historical, Beaux-Arts
jewel. The three modern buildings and the remaining 4-acre complex were
designed by I.M. Pei, internationally recognized as one of the most
influential architects of the modern era. Commerce Court is managed by
GWL Realty Advisors. For more information, visit www.commerce-court.com
About GWL Realty Advisors
GWL Realty Advisors Inc. is a leading Canadian real estate investment
advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management,
development and specialized real estate advisory services to pension
funds and institutional clients. For more information, visit www.gwlra.com.
bcIMC is an independent investment management corporation that manages a
globally diversified investment portfolio of $91.1 billion as at
December 31, 2011. Based in Victoria, British Columbia and supported by
industry-leading expertise, bcIMC invests in all major asset classes
including infrastructure and other strategic investments. bcIMC's
clients include public sector pension plans, public trusts, and
insurance funds. With real estate holdings valued at $14.4 billion as
at December 31, 2011, bcIMC is one of Canada's major property owners
and developers. bcIMC's Canadian real estate portfolio includes
offices, retail malls, residential and industrial buildings, hotels,
and interests in real estate management companies. For more
information, please visit www.bcimc.com.
SOURCE GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
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