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The Economic Times  May 18  Comment 
Serco BPO, which has about 60,000 employees globally, was put up for sale by Serco Group late last year, to help fill a £1.5 billion hole in its balance sheet.
The Economic Times  May 15  Comment 
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the government has finalised BPO policy for smaller towns and new call centres would also be set up.
The Economic Times  May 10  Comment 
WNS sees more business opportunities in evolving technologies like IoT and cloud computing, saying these would bring next phase of growth for Indian BPO sector.
The Economic Times  May 7  Comment 
Nasscom said expansion into non-metro locations has the potential to generate over one million skilled jobs.
The Economic Times  Apr 30  Comment 
TCS has appointed Arun Batra as global head of its BFSI business process services division, as part of a reorganisation following the exit of Abid Ali Neemuchwala.
The Economic Times  Apr 22  Comment 
The government will soon finalise the policy that aims to encourage setting up of BPOs in small towns.
The Economic Times  Mar 30  Comment 
Business process outsourcing companies have been shaking off their call centre reputation and climbing up the value chain in terms of services they provide.
The Economic Times  Mar 25  Comment 
The company had reported just over $3 bn in revenue in 2013-14. For the quarter to Dec 2014, revenue from BPO was about 9% of the company’s overall revenue.
The Economic Times  Mar 24  Comment 
The government is looking at this demand, having already created a North East BPO Promotion Scheme to help fund creation of 5,000 jobs.
The Economic Times  Mar 20  Comment 
The Centre is working on a policy to promote BPO activities in India after setting up a scheme to incentivise these operations in Northeast.




 
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Brookfield Properties Corporation (NYSE: BPO) is one of the biggest commercial real estate companies in North America. The company's two main segments are ownership, development and management of high-quality properties in the most exclusive and high-growth metropolitan hubs in Canada and the United States[1] and development of residential land.


The segment managing premier assets in exclusive cities is the main driver of BPO's net income earnings. The segment covers over 110 office properties in 75 million square feet (two thirds of which come from New York City alone) [2]

In the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis which severely harmed the US real estate industry, Brookfield Properties Corporation has outperformed most competitors. The company's commercial property operations — buoyed by higher-than-industry occupancy rates and rent revenue, have increased net operating income and maintained solid, steady cash flows. BPO courts many first-grade clients (which have included Royal Bank Of Canada (RY) , Goldman Sachs Group (GS) and Chevron Corporation (CVX)) [3]


Corporate Overview

Incorporated in the 1920s and existing in various facets of the industry since the 1960s, Brookfield Properties Corporation eventually grew into a powerhouse real estate giant in North America after a series of high-value acquisitions of premier properties in Canada and the US since 1990. Currently, the company owns, develops, and operates premier assets in the downtown cores of mainly New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, and Calgary.

Brookfield Properties Corporation focuses on attracting diversified clients very high credit rating. The company acquires office spaces which are well-placed in the cores of high-growth North American metropolises, and manage them on a long-term basis to increase value to potential clients, while fostering demand at low costs to the company.

Another defining philosophy of BPO is active capital management and a market focus in supply-constrained / barrier-to-entry markets whose tenants are very well-capitalized.

Business Segments

BPO Commercial Property Operations covers 12 distinct (geographic) markets in the US and Canada: Houston, Toronto, Calgary, Denver, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Midtown New York City, Downtown New York City, Boston, Ottawa and Vancouver / Edmonton.

The segment has 110  properties — covering 75  million  square  feet (9  million  square  feet  of  parking included). According to the company, the segment's primary markets are the financial,  energy  and  government  center  cities in New  York, Washington,  D.C.,  Houston,  Los  Angeles, Boston, Toronto,  Calgary  and  Ottawa.

In order to realize the value from properties, BPO focuses on proactive leasing of and selective redevelopment, monetizing the development assets (including refinancing of mature properties) and aiming for prudential capital management.


Market % of Net Oper. Income Number of Properties Area (millions of sq. ft.)
Downtown NYC 33 8 13.9
Toronto 10 11 10.7
Calgary 6 9 6.9
Denver 3 1 1.8
Washington DC 11 30 7.3
Los Angeles 8 5 4.5
Midtown NYC 10 3 4.5
Houston 11 9 9.1
Boston 6 2 2.3
Ottawa 1 6 2.8
Vancouver / Edmonton 1 3 1.6

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Companies under Brookfield Properties Corporation

  1. Brookfield Asset Management (BAM): owns approximately half of the outstanding common shares of BPO, manages US$95 billion of property, power and other infrastructure assets. '
  2. BPO Properties: a real estate investment company in which BPO owns 89% equity interest, focuses on ownership and and value enhancement of premier commercial real estate in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton and Vancouver.
  3. Carma Corporation: fully owned by BPO and develops commercial areas and income properties for investment and sale and develops master planned communities in BPO's 12 markets in Canada and the US.
  4. 'Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls (BLJC): supplies facility management solutions for various private sector and governmental clients. BPO owns a 40% equity investment in BLJC
  5. Brookfield Residential Services Ltd.: fully owned by BPO and manages condominium corporations in the greater Toronto area.

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Business and Financial Metrics

References

  1. Corporate Overview. Brookfield Properties Corporation Inc.
  2. BPO 2009 Annual Results  
  3. Tom Hutchison (June 30, 2010). A Real Estate Gem Lost in the Rubble. Street Authrority.
  4. (Global Markets) BPO Portfolio. BPO Inc..



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