The Economic Times  Sep 29  Comment 
The police believe such checks in the IT, BPO and startup sectors has become more necessary as they employ a million plus people.
The Economic Times  Sep 29  Comment 
The government’s plan to push the business process outsourcing industry to expand into non-metro and rural areas could trip on this long-standing issue.
The Economic Times  Sep 24  Comment 
According to rankings released by Nasscom, Genpact latched onto its top position in the BPO sector ahead of Tata Consultancy Services.
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 24  Comment 
Motif Inc, a US-based business process outsourcing services company, is going to hire 300 more employees by December end. The firm is scouting for talent in Hyderabad and other Tier-I and...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 23  Comment 
Mphasis, recently sold its BPO voice business. In an interview with BusinessLine, V Suryanarayanan, CFO of Mphasis, says it was a strategic move to exit non-core businesses and keep...
The Economic Times  Sep 17  Comment 
One Touch Emergency (OTR) is being lapped up by companies in the BPO and retail sectors where night travel is a common concern.
newratings.com  Sep 16  Comment 
NEW YORK CITY (dpa-AFX) - Private equity firm Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) agreed to acquire the majority of the private sector Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) operations of Serco Group plc (SRP.L) for a consideration of 250 million British...
The Economic Times  Sep 7  Comment 
The initiative received just one proposal, from Kolkata-based IKF Technologies, for a 300-seat centre, while the target was 5,000 seats.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 17  Comment 
The world’s being ‘Bangalored’ once again, not by BPO services but by India becoming a major hub for startups
The Economic Times  Aug 13  Comment 
Sundaram BPO Services, a part of Sundaram Finance, is looking to more than double its revenue from Australia over the next three years.


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


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.


Business and Financial Metrics


  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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