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Apartments Remain Crowd Favourite as Commercial Investors Search for YieldGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment2018-07-17T04:00:00Z<div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><em>​Multi-suite residential transactions increase while office and industrial transactions slow due to product availability </em></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The overall pace of Canadian commercial real estate transactions slowed in the second quarter of 2018 but the dip in volume has nothing to do with demand for assets, according to the <a href="/news-knowledge/research" target="_blank">latest Research Report</a> issued by Morguard Corporation ("Morguard") (TSX: MRC). </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>"A drop in transaction volume in the second quarter is very much a function of low product availability rather than a drop in demand," said Keith Reading, Director of Research at Morguard. "With quality office and industrial space at a premium, apartments are a crowd favourite as investors search for yield."</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Multi-suite residential properties bucked the second quarter trend, with transaction volumes growing by 17.5% year-over-year. Persistent rental growth, combined with a positive long-term sector forecast, has led to rising values for apartment properties in most of Canada's major markets. The U.S. multi-suite residential sector also continued to provide value for Canadian investors, given healthy fundamentals driven by positive demographic trends and stable demand.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The supply-demand imbalance has driven up prices in key markets and asset types to an extent, particularly for Class A, new-build assets. A shortfall of functional space has also been characteristic of the strong leasing activity in the office and industrial sectors, with cycle-low vacancy rates occurring in most regions. Newly built speculative development, while still lower than the long-term average, also saw substantial pre-leasing activity.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>"Office and industrial tenants who are looking to expand or move to new premises are being forced to make do with what they have due to a lack of alternatives in the downtowns of certain metros," said Reading. "Landlords of prime assets are enjoying record occupancy levels and steadily increasing rents as supply remains tight."</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>On the economic front, the Bank of Canada's July interest rate increase was widely anticipated by investors. The rate hike indicates the Bank expects Canadian economic activity to pick up through the balance of the year, despite increasing concerns surrounding escalating Canada/U.S. trade tariffs and a slowdown in the national housing market.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Second Quarter Update of the 2018 Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Research Report, released today by Morguard, provides a detailed analysis of the 2018 real estate investment trends to watch in Canada. The full report is available at <a href="/" target="_blank">www.morguard.com</a>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard Corporation</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard Corporation is a major North American real estate company.  It has extensive retail, office, industrial, multi–suite residential, and hotel holdings owned directly, or through its investment in Morguard REIT (TSX: MRT.UN), Morguard North American Residential REIT (TSX: MRG.UN) and Temple Hotels Inc. (TSX:TPH). Morguard also provides real estate management services to institutional and other investors. Morguard's owned and managed portfolio of assets is valued at $21.3 billion.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information, please visit <a href="/" target="_blank">www.morguard.com</a> or follow us on <a href="https://ca.linkedin.com/company/morguard" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Statements contained herein that are not based on historical or current fact, including without limitation statements containing the words "anticipates," "believes," "may," "continue," "estimate," "expects" and "will" and words of similar expression, constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: general economic and business conditions, both nationally and regionally; changes in business strategy; financing risk; existing governmental regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, governmental regulations; liability and other claims asserted; and other factors. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Publisher does not assume the obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C6857&Transmission_Id=201807171022CANADANWCANADAPR_C6857&DateId=20180717" border="0" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For further information: K. Rai Sahi, Chief Executive Officer, T 905-281-3800; Keith Reading, Director of Research, T 905-281-3800</p><p></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p> </p>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-economic-outlook-q2-2018
Morguard North American Residential REIT Declares July 2018 Distribution of $0.0550 per UnitGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#a9eac8ae-d456-40d5-af28-dc36ae543995;L0|#0a9eac8ae-d456-40d5-af28-dc36ae543995|Morguard North American Residential REIT;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment2018-07-16T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") (TSX: MRG.UN) today announced that it has declared a distribution of $0.0550 per unit for the month of July, 2018.  The distribution will be payable on August 15, 2018 to unitholders of record as at July 31, 2018.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard North American Residential REIT</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust which owns, through a limited partnership, interests in a portfolio of 16 Canadian residential apartment communities, located in Alberta and Ontario, and 30 U.S. residential apartment communities located in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland consisting of approximately 13,000 residential suites.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information, please visit Morguard.com.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C6834&Transmission_Id=201807161000CANADANWCANADAPR_C6834&DateId=20180716" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For further information: Morguard North American Residential REIT: K. Rai Sahi, Chief Executive Officer, T 905-281-3800; Robert D. Wright, Chief Financial Officer, T 905-281-3800</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-narreit-jul2018-distribution
Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust Declares July 2018 Distribution of 8 Cents per UnitGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#ca7174ac-6e4b-4ce1-b570-12f3c9be8efe;L0|#0ca7174ac-6e4b-4ce1-b570-12f3c9be8efe|Morguard REIT;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment2018-07-16T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust (the "Trust") (TSX: MRT.UN) today announced that it has declared a distribution of 8 cents per unit for the month of July 2018.  The distribution will be payable on August 15, 2018 to unitholders of record as at July 31, 2018.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Trust is a closed-end real estate investment trust, which owns a diversified portfolio of 49 high quality retail, office and industrial income producing properties in Canada consisting of approximately 8.6 million square feet of leaseable space.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information, please visit <a href="/" target="_blank">Morguard.com</a>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C4290&Transmission_Id=201807161100CANADANWCANADAPR_C4290&DateId=20180716" border="0" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For further information: Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust: K. Rai Sahi, President and Chief Executive Officer, T 905-281-4800; Pamela McLean, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, T 905-281-4800</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-reit-jul2018-distribution
Morguard’s Vancouver Office Moves to Robson CentralGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2018-07-09T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US"> Morguard’s Vancouver Regional Office is making the move to Robson Street. The team will move to their new home at Morguard-managed Robson Central, located at 969 Robson Street in Vancouver, BC, on July 13.</span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US"> “We’re very excited to be making the move to Robson, one of Vancouver’s most dynamic neighbourhoods,” said Tom Johnston, Vice President Office & Industrial Property Management West. “Robson Central will make a vibrant, central home for the Morguard Regional Office, keeping us close to the pulse of the city and allowing us to provide top levels of services to our tenants and clients.”</span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US"> Known as “Vancouver’s Runway,” the world renowned Robson Street district serves as a commercial mecca for premier high-end street front retail area tenants including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany’s, Salvatore Ferragamo, Omega, Gucci and Coach. The three block stretch includes over 150 shops, celebrated eateries and an energetic nightlife.</span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Morguard-managed </span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> <a href="http://www.morguardleasing.com/building.php?building=4283619167864473942"> Robson Central</a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> is a six-storey class A office/retail heritage building centrally located on the prestigious northeast corner of Robson and Burrard Streets. The building is home to media companies Bell Media/CTV and the Globe and Mail, as well as retail tenants Shoppers Drug Mart and Victoria's Secret. The building received Heritage Designation in 1994 and was a recipient of the Massey Silver Award for Architecture in 1958.</span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US"> Morguard was </span> <span lang="EN-US"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=34df4250-cd2c-4a77-ac2f-305ac61b278e&TermSetId=5078c29a-2b54-4c64-bee4-5ba49b00096c&TermId=309d9d8f-079e-4e20-aa05-14accb28f219"> recently awarded</a></span><span lang="EN-US"> a Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (“LEAP”) award by property owners Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (“HOOPP”) for the company's exemplary focus on sustainability best practices at Robson Central. </span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US">  </span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US"> Contact information for the new office is:</span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US"> Morguard<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">969 Robson Street, Suite 320<br></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-size:1em;">Vancouver, BC<br></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-size:1em;">V6Z 2V7<br></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-size:1em;">T 604-681-9474​</span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US"> Email addresses and telephone numbers for team members will remain the same.</span></p><br> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"><font color="#000000"></font></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"> <font color="#000000"></font></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"> <font color="#000000"> <img src="/PublishingImages/News_Knowledge/Posts/Robson-Central-Move.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></font></span></p><br> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"> <font color="#000000"></font></span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-vancouver-office-move
Morguard North American Residential REIT 2018 Second Quarter Results Conference CallGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#a9eac8ae-d456-40d5-af28-dc36ae543995;L0|#0a9eac8ae-d456-40d5-af28-dc36ae543995|Morguard North American Residential REIT;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment2018-07-04T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (the "Trust") (TSX: MRG.UN), invites you to participate in a conference call on <strong>Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) </strong>to discuss the financial results for the quarters ended June 30, 2018 and 2017.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>An overview of the Trust's financial results will be provided by Robert D. Wright, CFO. A question and answer session will then follow.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>To participate in the conference call, please dial <strong>416-764-8688 </strong>or <strong>1-888-390-0546</strong>. Please quote<strong> conference ID # 97628200</strong>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For those unable to participate, a taped replay will be available after the completion of the call from 6:00 p.m. (ET) until midnight on September 4, 2018. To access the replay, dial 416-764-8677 or 1-888-390-0541 and enter the passcode number 628200 #.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard North American Residential REIT</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust which owns, through a limited partnership, interests in a portfolio of 16 Canadian residential apartment communities, located in Alberta and Ontario, and 30 U.S. residential apartment communities located in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland consisting of approximately 13,000 residential suites.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information, please visit Morguard.com.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C7166&Transmission_Id=201807040915CANADANWCANADAPR_C7166&DateId=20180704" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For further information: For further instructions or information about this conference call, please contact Nancy Williams at 905-281-4758 or <a href="mailto:nwilliams@morguard.com">nwilliams@morguard.com</a></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-narreit-2018q2-results-call
Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust 2018 Second Quarter Results Conference CallGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#ca7174ac-6e4b-4ce1-b570-12f3c9be8efe;L0|#0ca7174ac-6e4b-4ce1-b570-12f3c9be8efe|Morguard REIT;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment2018-07-04T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust (the "Trust") (TSX: MRT.UN), expects to announce its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Trust invites you to participate in a conference call on<strong> Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (ET)</strong>.  An overview of the Trust's financial results will be provided by Pamela McLean, CFO. A question and answer session will then follow. </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>To participate in the conference call, please dial <strong>416-764-8688 </strong>or <strong>1-888-390-0546</strong>.  Please quote <strong>conference ID # 61098862</strong>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For those unable to participate, a taped replay will be available after the completion of the call from 7:00 p.m. (ET) until midnight on September 4, 2018. To access the replay, dial 416-764-8677 or 1-888-390-0541 and enter the passcode number 098862 #.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Trust is a closed-end real estate investment trust, which owns a diversified portfolio of 49 high quality retail, office and industrial income producing properties in Canada consisting of approximately 8.6 million square feet of leaseable space.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information, please visit Morguard.com.</p><p> <img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C8596&Transmission_Id=201807040945CANADANWCANADAPR_C8596&DateId=20180704" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /> </p><p>For further information: For further instructions or information about this conference call, please contact Nancy Williams at 905-281-4758 or <a href="mailto:nwilliams@morguard.com">nwilliams@morguard.com</a></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-reit-2018q2-results-call
Morguard North American Residential REIT Declares June 2018 Distribution of $0.0550 per UnitGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#a9eac8ae-d456-40d5-af28-dc36ae543995;L0|#0a9eac8ae-d456-40d5-af28-dc36ae543995|Morguard North American Residential REIT;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment2018-06-15T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") (TSX: MRG.UN) today announced that it has declared a distribution of $0.0550 per unit for the month of June 2018.  The distribution will be payable on July 16, 2018 to unitholders of record as at June 29, 2018.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard North American Residential REIT</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust which owns, through a limited partnership, interests in a portfolio of 16 Canadian residential apartment communities, located in Alberta and Ontario, and 30 U.S. residential apartment communities located in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland consisting of approximately 13,000 residential suites.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information, please visit <a href="/" target="_blank">Morguard.com</a>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C6685&Transmission_Id=201806151000CANADANWCANADAPR_C6685&DateId=20180615" border="0" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For further information: Morguard North American Residential REIT: K. Rai Sahi, Chief Executive Officer, T 905-281-3800; Robert D. Wright, Chief Financial Officer, T 905-281-3800</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-narreit-jun2018-distribution
Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust Declares June 2018 Distribution of 8 Cents per UnitGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#ca7174ac-6e4b-4ce1-b570-12f3c9be8efe;L0|#0ca7174ac-6e4b-4ce1-b570-12f3c9be8efe|Morguard REIT;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment2018-06-15T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust (the "Trust") (TSX: MRT.UN) today announced that it has declared a distribution of 8 cents per unit for the month of June 2018.  The distribution will be payable on July 16, 2018 to unitholders of record as at June 29, 2018.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust</strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Trust is a closed-end real estate investment trust, which owns a diversified portfolio of 49 high quality retail, office and industrial income producing properties in Canada consisting of approximately 8.6 million square feet of leaseable space.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information, please visit Morguard.com.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C4772&Transmission_Id=201806151100CANADANWCANADAPR_C4772&DateId=20180615" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For further information: Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust: K. Rai Sahi, President and Chief Executive Officer, T 905-281-4800; Pamela McLean, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; T 905-281-4800</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-reit-jun2018-distribution
Morguard Brings Home Two More HOOPP LEAP Awards for Sustainability ExcellenceGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2018-06-06T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For the fifth consecutive year, Morguard Investments Limited ("Morguard") has been recognized by Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan ("HOOPP") for the company's exemplary focus on sustainability best practices. In 2018, Morguard adds two Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program ("LEAP") Awards to its collection, which now includes 14 distinctions across nine categories since the program's initiation in 2012.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard's continued commitment to the increased efficiency of its properties is supported by innovative technology solutions combined with strong partnership and collaboration with its investors and property tenants. This year's recognition by HOOPP highlights Morguard's ongoing pursuit of property management excellence as part of an effort to continuously better serve its tenants and the communities in which it operates.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>"Our focus on Responsible Property Investing as a best practice allows us to identify and incorporate environmentally responsible initiatives proactively and efficiently. Moreover, effective collaboration with our partners and tenants is fundamental to our ability to uphold and constantly improve sustainability practices at our properties," said K. Rai Sahi, Chairman and CEO, Morguard Corporation. "We are honoured to be recognized as change drivers and pioneers in innovative approaches to sustainability. This is an opportunity for Morguard and our key stakeholders to strengthen our shared commitment to both value creation and operational excellence."</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>"I am pleased to congratulate our real estate partner, Morguard, for their contribution toward sustainability and energy saving. Last night at HOOPP's LEAP Awards they were recognized for Building Performance: Energy Saver, and Collaboration: Tenant Leader," said Stephen Taylor, Vice President, HOOPP Real Estate. "To have partners like Morguard committed to reducing the overall environmental impact of buildings is something we are pleased to recognize."</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard was recognized for excellence in the following categories: </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>Energy Saver: Performance Award</strong><br><strong> Robson Central, Vancouver, British Columbia  </strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard received the Energy Saver: Performance Award for the outstanding reduction in energy consumption in 2017 at <a href="http://www.morguardleasing.com/building.php?building=4283619167864473942&province=All&region=All&sub-region=All&SuiteType=All&Size=All&Availability=All&show_no_vacancy=on&lang=en_CA" target="_blank">Robson Central</a>. The HOOPP LEAP Award recognized a remarkable 20 per cent reduction in normalized energy intensity in 2017 versus the previous year; the building's 2017 energy spend was 54.2 equivalent kilowatts per hour (ekWh) per square foot (SF), down from 68.6 ekWh/sf in 2016. </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard shares this LEAP Award with its tenants at the 130,000-square-foot, Class A, office building. These remarkable energy savings are the result of Morguard and its tenants' combined efforts to advance sustainability best practices to achieve energy savings. Project success relied on the tenants' and property manager's collective openness to working together to pursue common benefits and overcome unexpected challenges. Thanks to the continuous involvement, communication and collaboration of major tenants, including media companies Bell Media/CTV and the Globe and Mail, as well as retail tenants Shoppers Drug Mart and Victoria's Secret, among other retailers, the energy savings are consistently sustainable throughout the 24-hour / 7-day cycle on which the building operates and serves its tenants and surrounding community.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Read the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=34df4250-cd2c-4a77-ac2f-305ac61b278e&TermSetId=5078c29a-2b54-4c64-bee4-5ba49b00096c&TermId=a4394394-74bd-433c-8d4a-e4f4acd4274e" target="_blank">Robson Central</a> case study on morguard.com.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>Tenant Leader: Commercial Award</strong><br><strong> BluEarth Renewables, 11th Avenue Place, Calgary </strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Morguard received the Tenant Leader: Commercial Award for exceptional collaboration between the property manager at <a href="http://www.11thavenueplace.com/" target="_blank">11th Avenue Place</a> and tenant, BluEarth Renewables. </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The LEAP Award recognizes and celebrates the property's excellence in energy performance and environmental sustainability, made tangible through relevant renovations such as the installation of electrical vehicle charging stations, the construction of bike storage lockers and cages, on-site fitness and shared conference facilities and the installation of utility sub-metering to allow accurate readings of consumption among other energy efficient savvy initiatives.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Built in 2015, the 200,000-square-foot, Class A, office building, which is pending LEED ("Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design") Gold certification, is also a testament to Morguard's commitment to working collaboratively with tenants to promote responsible energy consumption and drive cultural changes toward environmentally-friendly alternatives in the communities it serves. Through forward-thinking initiatives such as active recycling and composting, the building has become a model within the Calgary community of conscious engagement with environmental initiatives resulting in long-term impacts.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Read the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=34df4250-cd2c-4a77-ac2f-305ac61b278e&TermSetId=5078c29a-2b54-4c64-bee4-5ba49b00096c&TermId=f4708e52-3a24-4f19-b09d-632edc3d0967" target="_blank">11th Avenue Place</a> case study on morguard.com.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>2018 marks the third consecutive year that Morguard has received recognition in the Tenant Leader category. Prior to this year's Award, Morguard's Beckta Dining & Wine Bar and Performance Court in Ottawa and New Sudbury Centre in Sudbury won the Tenant Leader: Retail Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About Morguard </strong><br> Morguard Investments Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morguard Corporation (TSX: MRC), provides real estate advisory services and property management to institutional investors. Morguard Corporation is a major North American real estate company.  It has extensive retail, office, industrial, multi-suite residential, and hotel holdings owned directly, or through its investment in Morguard REIT (TSX: MRT.UN), Morguard North American Residential REIT (TSX: MRG.UN) and Temple Hotels Inc. (TSX: TPH). Morguard's combined real estate portfolio is valued at $15.5 billion. For more information, please visit <a href="/" target="_blank">www.morguard.com</a> or follow us on <a href="https://ca.linkedin.com/company/morguard" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong>About the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan</strong><br> Created in 1960, HOOPP is a multi-employer contributory defined benefit plan for Ontario's hospital and community-based healthcare sector with 548 participating employers. HOOPP's membership includes nurses, medical technicians, food services staff and housekeeping staff, and many other people who work hard to provide valued Ontario healthcare services. In total, HOOPP has more than 339,000 active, deferred and retired members. </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>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. HOOPP is governed by a <a href="https://hoopp.com/about-hoopp/pension-leadership/hoopp-board-of-trustees" target="_blank">Board of Trustees</a> 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.  <img src="https://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C5293&Transmission_Id=201806061410CANADANWCANADAPR_C5293&DateId=20180606" border="0" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For further information: K. Rai Sahi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 905-281-3800; Beverley G. Flynn, Vice President and General Counsel, 905-281-3800; Christine Wickett, Manager, Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility, 905-281-3800 or email <a href="mailto:sustainability@morguard.com">sustainability@morguard.com</a>.</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/morguard-wins-two-2018-hoopp-leap-awards
Morguard Wins Two ICSC Visual Victories Awards for Specialty LeasingGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment;GP0|#328c01de-49ad-45ac-a0e7-062925cae18f;L0|#0328c01de-49ad-45ac-a0e7-062925cae18f|Retail Specialty Leasing;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2018-06-04T04:00:00Z<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US">Morguard is proud to announce that two specialty leasing retailers - Royal Bee at Lawson Heights and Natural Wonders at Prairie Mall - have been awarded International Council of Shopping Centres (“ICSC”) Visual Victories Awards. The awards, which recognize excellence in visual merchandising for cart, kiosk and temporary retailers, are held annually and are open to retailers around the world. Both retailers received Silver awards for Most Improved Retail Design (RMU or Kiosk).</span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US">“We’re very proud that Royal Bee and Natural Wonders have been recognized on a global level for their innovative kiosk redesigns,” said Jennifer Thomas, Director of National Specialty Leasing at Morguard. “We pride ourselves on an innovative approach to specialty leasing and have been recognized in the industry for our drive to take our program in new, exciting directions.”</span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US">Royal Bee, at Morguard-managed Lawson Heights in Saskatoon, SK, provides skin care consultation, services and products. Their transformative redesign created three consultation cubicles with separate seating and warm lighting for a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment.</span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US">Natural Wonders, at Morguard owned and managed Prairie Mall in Grande Prairie, AB, provides luxury hand-made soap, bath and skin care products made with natural ingredients.</span><span lang="EN-US"> </span> <span lang="EN-US">Their elevated redesign incorporates dark stained crates with colorful signage to add depth and dimension, as well as organic materials and live plants to reinforce the product’s all-natural positioning.</span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p> <span lang="EN-US">Specialty Leasing at Morguard operates in the Company’s more than 20 owned and managed shopping centres across Canada and the U.S. With more than 106 million shoppers walking through Morguard malls on an annual basis, retail merchandising units and kiosk locations provide excellent opportunity for new business owners and independent retailers to gain immediate exposure and maximize sales in prime retail locations.</span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US">Learn more about Morguard Retail Specialty Leasing <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=34df4250-cd2c-4a77-ac2f-305ac61b278e&TermSetId=5078c29a-2b54-4c64-bee4-5ba49b00096c&TermId=f4b5ffea-7b4a-49f6-9d48-cf37964b289e">here</a> and visit us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SpecialtyLeasingMorguard">Facebook</a>.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US"><img src="/PublishingImages/News_Knowledge/Posts/2018-Visual-Victories.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><br> <p> <span lang="EN-US"></span></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/posts/2018-visual-victory-awards