Place Bell Financing Completed

CDP Capital - Mortgages completed. on November 26. 2002. a $163 million first mortgage bond financing of Place Bell in downtown Ottawa. owned by H&R Real Estate Investment Trust. CDP Capital - Mortgages is an affiliate of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

CDP Capital - Mortgages was represented by Blake. Cassels & Graydon LLP. and assisted by in-house counsel Madeleine Amyot. The Blakes team was led by Pierre-Denis Leroux in Montreal. by Don Greenfield in Ottawa. and by Chris Huband in Toronto. assisted by Julie Wilson in Ottawa. The building owner was represented by Goodmans LLP. with a team led by Juli Morrow. and including Andrew Wiseman. Monica Mraz and Shevaun McGrath.