October 17, 2017

MISSISSAUGA, ON (October 17, 2017)—HOOPP Realty Inc. (HOOPP) and Menkes Property Management Services Ltd. (Menkes) proudly thanked the AeroCentre workforce for their contributions to Mayor Bonnie Crombie’s third annual Citywide Food Drive Challenge at a wrap event hosted at the AeroCentre facility Monday afternoon. AeroCentre and its tenant employees successfully raised 1100lbs of food that will be provided to hungry families across the City of Mississauga this holiday season.

AeroCentre and its tenants have participated in the Citywide Food Drive Challenge through the One Bag Challenge, which is hosted by Her Worship Mayor Crombie in partnership with the Mississauga Food Bank, for three years running. Each year presents a new challenge and a new opportunity for AeroCentre to give back to its neighbours across Mississauga, by collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to those in need.

Attendees at Monday’s wrap event, including Noah Gordon, Director of Portfolio Management at Menkes, Jon Douglas, Director of Sustainability at Menkes, and Cindy Woyslaw, General Manager at Menkes, were joined by special guests Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Meghan Nicholls, Director of Marketing and Development at the Mississauga Food Bank, to weigh the food donated and celebrate a successful Citywide Food Drive Challenge for 2017.

"The 2017 Mayor's Citywide Food Drive Challenge has been a tremendous success so far. Through initiatives like the #OneBagChallenge, we have raised much needed food and monetary donations for the Mississauga Food Bank to distribute to hungry families in Mississauga," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "Businesses like those at the AeroCentre have been central to this success and we can not thank them enough for their participation in, and support of, this valuable cause. It is important to the City of Mississauga that we continue to work alongside organizations in the AeroCentre, the wider Airport Corporate Centre and across Mississauga to ensure that we continue to foster an open, engaging and inclusive city for all."

AeroCentre is central to the second largest employment centre in Canada, which accounts for 90% of the jobs in the City of Mississauga. The Citywide Food Drive Challenge is one of many causes through which AeroCentre continues to work with the City to ensure both businesses and residents in Mississauga are cared and accounted for.

Created in 1960, HOOPP is a leading Canadian pension provider, with over 500 participating employers and serving more than 320,000 working and retired Ontario healthcare workers. As a defined benefit plan, HOOPP provides eligible members with a retirement income based on a formula that takes into account a member's earnings history and length of service in the Plan. Once eligible members start receiving a pension, they receive it for life. About 80 cents of every pension dollar paid out comes from investment returns.

HOOPP is governed by a Board of Trustees with representation from the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and four unions: the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The unique governance model provides representation from both management and workers in support of the long-term interests of the Plan.

HOOPP Real Estate manages the HOOPP pension fund’s allocations to real estate investments and owns over 40 million square feet of commercial, retail, industrial, and multi-residential buildings in approximately 200 locations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. At year-end 2016, HOOPP’s real estate portfolio had a gross value of $11.5 billion and its strategy is to invest in healthy, efficient and high-performing buildings that deliver a quality product to its tenants and investment returns to its plan members. It applies leading global sustainability practices to protect and enhance the value of its portfolio and reduce the environmental impacts of both existing buildings and new developments.

Menkes Developments Ltd. is an award-winning, fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Founded in 1954, the company is one of the largest private developers in Canada, with a primary focus in the Greater Toronto Area. Menkes is known for its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach and particularly for its expertise in large-scale, mixed-use development. Past projects include the Empress Walk entertainment, shopping and residential complex in North York City Centre, the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences in Bloor-Yorkville and two landmark projects in Toronto’s South Core district, 25 York (TELUS House) office tower and the two million square foot Harbour Plaza Residences / One York commercial retail complex. The company’s latest project is a proposed waterfront community on an 11.5 acre site in downtown Toronto, which will be anchored by a new two-acre park. For more information about Menkes, please visit and follow us on twitter @MenkesLife.

AeroCentre is a six building, 625,000 square foot office complex. AeroCentre has one of the most prominent corporate addresses in Canada with excellent branding opportunities along Highway 401.The complex is located in Mississauga, Ontario by Toronto Pearson International Airport and is a member of the GTAA Partners in Project Green Pearson Eco-Business Zone. All buildings are owned by HOOPP Realty Inc. and managed by Menkes. Our sought-after location and floor plate design makes AeroCentre an ideal head office location. A total of 26 tenants occupy the complex with notable Canadian headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies.

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Emma Hunt, Sutherland Corporation