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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Closing of Acquisitions in Calgary

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Closing of Acquisitions in Calgary19:09 EDT Thursday, September 01, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2011) - Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN) announced today that it has closed the acquisition of the following properties:AddressTotal GLAOffice GLARetail GLAParking SpacesAlberta Hotel Building, Calgary47,56917,32530,244-Fashion Central, Calgary25,640-25,640-Art Central, Calgary27,2077,80319,404-Cooper Block, Calgary35,79335,793-34Total136,20960,92175,28834Allied has completed 18 acquisitions in 2011 for $345 million, 13 in Western Canada, four in Toronto and one in Montréal. Less than 12 months ago, Allied had no property west of Winnipeg. Allied now owns nine Class I or heritage properties in Calgary, two in Edmonton, three in Vancouver and one in Victoria with total GLA of 920,686 square feet. When combined with Allied's properties in Winnipeg, they will comprise 17.5% of Allied's total rentable area, with Central Canada (Toronto and Kitchener) comprising 44.3% and Eastern Canada (Montréal and Québec City) the remaining 38.2%. Allied Properties REIT is a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments that enrich experience and enhance profitability for business tenants operating in Canada's major cities. Its objectives are to provide stable and growing cash distributions to unitholders and to maximize unitholder value through effective management and accretive portfolio growth.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Michael R. EmoryAllied Properties REITPresident and Chief Executive Officer(416)