First Capital Realty lists 30 green development projects underway for LEED certification

    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - First Capital Realty Inc. ("First Capital
Realty") (TSX:  FCR) Canada's leading owner, developer and operator of
supermarket-anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, located
predominantly in growing metropolitan areas, today announced a list of
30 development projects currently underway, or in the planning stages of
development that are being built according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) certification standards.
    "We are proud to be the first shopping centre company in Canada to fully
commit to green development," commented Dori J. Segal, President and CEO of
First Capital Realty. "At our Annual Shareholders' Meeting in May 2006 we
committed that all of our future development projects would be green, and we
are making significant progress in this area. Many of our major tenants in
these projects are also planning their new facilities to meet LEED
certification standards."

    The following is a list of First Capital Realty's green projects currently
under development or in the planning stage of development:


      Brampton McVean                              Brampton
      Brantford Mall (Phase 2)                     Brantford
      Eagleson Place                               Ottawa
      Grimsby Square Shopping Centre               Grimsby
      Hunt Club Place                              Ottawa
      Morningside Crossing                         Toronto
      Pergola Commons                              Guelph
      Rutherford Market Place                      Vaughan
      Shoppes on Dundas                            Oakville
      Shops at King Liberty (Barrymore Building)   Toronto
      Steeple Hill Shopping Centre (Phase 2)       Pickering
      Westney Heights Plaza (Phase 2)              Ajax


      Centre Commercial Beaconsfield               Beaconsfield
      Carrefour Charlemagne (Phase 2)              Montreal
      Carrefour St-David (Phase 2)                 Quebec City
      Carrefour St-Hubert                          Longueuil
      Carrefour du Versant West (Phase 2)          Gatineau
      Carrefour du Plateau - des Grives            Hull
      Faubourg des Prairies                        Montreal


      Fairmount Shopping Centre                    Calgary
      McKenzie Towne Centre (Phase 2)              Calgary
      Towerlane Mall buildings 5, 6 and 7          Airdrie
      West Lethbridge Towne Centre (Phase 2)       Lethbridge


      1331 Main Street                             North Vancouver
      Broadmoor Shopping Centre                    Richmond
      Dickson Trail Crossing                       Airdrie
      Langley Crossing Shopping Centre (Phase 2)   Langley
      Port Place Shopping Centre                   Nanaimo
      South Fraser Gate                            Abbotsford
      Time Marketplace (Phase 2)                   Vancouver

    "First Capital Realty is to be commended on its decision to make all new
development LEED certifiable," said Michael Brooks, Executive Director of
REALpac (the Real Property Association of Canada), Canada's premier national
industry association for investment real property leaders. "REALpac is
encouraging property owners, managers and developers to adopt green building
practices, such as the construction of LEED certifiable buildings and the
management of existing portfolios to LEED or equivalent standards. We are
pleased with First Capital Realty's initiatives in this space."

    LEED Certification

    The LEED rating system is the internationally accepted benchmark for the
design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
    Achieving LEED certification is the leading way for organizations to
demonstrate that their building project is truly green. The certification
promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing
performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable
site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and
indoor environmental quality.


    First Capital Realty is Canada's leading owner, developer and operator of
supermarket-anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, located
predominantly in growing metropolitan areas. The Company currently owns
interests in 163 properties, including 6 under development, totalling
approximately 19.1 million square feet of gross leasable area and 12 land
sites in the planning stage for future retail development. In addition, the
Company owns 14 million shares of Equity One (approximately 19%), one of the
largest shopping centre REITS in the southern U.S., that trades on the New
York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol EQY. Including its investments in
Equity One, the Company has interests in 340 properties totalling
approximately 37.2 million square feet of gross leasable area.

For further information:

For further information: Dori J. Segal, President & C.E.O., or Karen H.
Weaver, C.F.O., First Capital Realty Inc., King Liberty Village, 85 Hanna
Avenue, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6K 3S3, Tel: (416) 504-4114,
Fax: (416) 941-1655,

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