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Brookfield Residential Property Services Announces Acquisition of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services






To:         All Real Living Agents

From:    Harley E. Rouda, Jr., President, Real Living

Date:     December 6, 2011

RE:        Brookfield Residential Property Services Announces Acquisition of Prudential
Real Estate and Relocation Services

Today is an exciting day for our organization. I am pleased to announce that Brookfield Residential Property Services (“Brookfield RPS”) has successfully acquired Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, including Pricoa Relocation, (“PRERS”) from Prudential Financial, Inc. We believe it is a tremendous development for our franchise networks.

This transaction creates a new industry powerhouse and establishes Brookfield RPS as the #3 player in the North American residential real estate brokerage market with almost 80,000 real estate agents and 2,800 locations. The expanded scale of our combined businesses will ensure that we remain at the forefront of the industry and positioned to provide the leading-edge tools and technologies that you need to grow your business.

Today’s announcement does not introduce any immediate changes to existing tools and business processes that impact how you interact with us — it is business as usual.

Prudential Real Estate and Real Living brokers and agents will continue to operate as separate networks in the near term. All Prudential Real Estate affiliates may continue to use the Prudential brand until the expiration of their franchise agreements.

Brookfield RPS will immediately engage in a consultative process to define a brand and value proposition strategy that both Prudential and Real Living networks will find exciting and compelling. It is our commitment to treat you as a partner and to engage you so we understand your needs and what will deliver the greatest benefits to you and your clients. We’re committed to communicating our brand strategy and value proposition for our real estate businesses within 100 days.

For your information, please find below today’s news release. As well, to help you communicate the transaction to your clients, we have put together some Agent Talking Points and a Q&A document. More information can also be found at All materials are also available in the Business Center.

Should you receive external inquiries, including from media, about the transaction, please direct them to Rick Fox at our PR firm, Fleishman-Hillard:

Direct: 312-729-3734
Mobile: 312-286-4983

We are committed to open communication with you and will continue to keep you updated on any new developments as they arise.


Harley E. Rouda Jr.
Real Living



Acquisition creates global residential real estate and employee relocation services leader

(Chicago, IL) December 6, 2011 – Today Brookfield Residential Property Services (“Brookfield”), a Brookfield Asset Management Inc. affiliate, announced that it has purchased Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services (“PRERS”), a recognized leader in employee relocation and real estate franchising from Prudential Financial, Inc.  Prudential Relocation Services operates as Pricoa Relocation in Asia and Europe.

The addition of PRERS to Brookfield’s existing residential real estate franchising and employee relocation services businesses establishes Brookfield as the world’s second largest employee relocation services provider and the third largest residential real estate franchising business.
Under a licensing agreement, Prudential Real Estate brokerage affiliates will be able to continue to use the Prudential brand based on the terms of their franchise agreements.

“This transaction creates a global employee relocation services and real estate franchising leader,” explained Graham Badun, CEO, Brookfield Residential Property Services. “We have now increased the breadth and depth of our service offering, keeping pace with the evolving needs of our clients around the world.”

A North American & Global Leader

Through its various brands, Brookfield’s residential real estate franchisees are now present in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and Portugal, with a network of approximately 80,000 real estate agents, 2,800 real estate brokerage locations and more than $150 billion in annual residential real estate transactions.

U.S.-based Brookfield Global Relocation Services moves nearly 85,000 families in and out of over 125 countries around the world each year. With the acquisition, more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies are its clients.  In addition, Brookfield is now the largest provider of relocation services to government, with long term relationships with the U.S. and Canadian governments.

The acquisition greatly strengthens Brookfield’s existing U.S. business and results in the expansion of its operations in nine countries, with a rapidly growing presence in China, Brazil and India.

“Today, Prudential’s real estate and relocation services businesses join a global company with a track record of over 100 years of success,” said Earl Lee, President of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services. “We’re excited to become part of a company that is focused on and deeply immersed in the real estate sector and is in the business for the long-term.”

Earl Lee will continue to lead the U.S. real estate business, and Rick Schwartz, President, Brookfield Global Relocation Services, will assume responsibility for the combined global relocation services business.

Brookfield’s parent company, Brookfield Asset Management, is a global asset manager with approximately $150 billion in assets under management.  Brookfield is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and on NYSE Euronext under the symbol BAMA.

About Brookfield Residential Property Services

Brookfield Residential Property Services is a leading global provider of real estate and relocation services, analytics and knowledge.  The company’s portfolio consists of leading brands, including Brookfield Global Relocation Services, the second largest provider of global relocation services, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Brookfield Real Estate Services, Royal LePage, Real Living, Via Capitale and Centract.  Through its real estate brands, it has nearly 80,000 real estate professionals in more than 2,800 locations, who transact over $150 billion annually.  Its global footprint spans North America, the United Kingdom, France, China, Singapore, India, Brazil and Australia, and includes more than 2,500 employees worldwide.  It is a division of Brookfield Asset Management, a global asset manager with approximately $150 billion of assets under management.


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