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CityCenterDC Signs Lease With American Hospital Association

Setting a new standard for urban living, the CityCenterDC rental apartments will respond to the District's growing demand for well-appointed apartment homes in convenient locations. The apartment interiors will showcase thoughtful features and functional layouts, including substantial living rooms, open kitchens and bamboo flooring. Building amenities feature an outdoor swimming pool, two-story fitness center and rooftop dog walk. The 458 luxury apartments will be available for rent beginning in the fall 2013.

The CityCenterDC retail component will consist of over 60 stores, restaurants and cafes. CityCenterDC's retail will complement and enliven the existing downtown retail by providing one-of-a-kind shopping and dining destinations for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The project will feature a unique mix of local, national and international brands that will contain quality retail space with extensive street frontage and dynamic storefronts and signage. Initial leases are being finalized, and it is expected that a critical mass of tenants will be committed by spring 2013, with a Grand Opening scheduled for spring 2014.

About HinesHines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm's historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed includes 1,208 properties representing more than 488 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. Currently, Hines manages 379 properties totaling 137 million square feet, which includes 66 million square feet for third parties. With offices in 104 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $23.8 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Hines is also a world leader in sustainable real estate strategies, with extensive experience in LEED ®, ENERGY STAR ®, BREEAM, Haute Qualite Environnementale and DGNB green building rating systems.  Visit for more information.

About The First Investor (TFI) [TFI is a leading Shariah investment company in Qatar and is regulated by the Qatar Central Bank.]  A wholly owned subsidiary of Barwa Bank, TFI is one of the most respected investment banking firms within the region, combining Qatari leadership with both international and local expertise to provide dedicated services in Investment Banking, Asset Management and Real Estate Investment. Through its strong international network of relationships and deep technical expertise, TFI provides a global approach in helping clients formulate, deliver and manage effective corporate strategies. Visit for more information.

About Barwa BankBarwa Bank [is a Shariah-compliant bank in the State of Qatar] established in Doha and licensed and regulated by the Qatar Central Bank. With an authorized capital of QAR 6 billion and paid up capital of QAR 3 billion, Barwa Bank provides a full range of banking services including retail, corporate and commercial banking, private banking, real estate finance, structured finance, investments and asset management.

About TanweenTanween is a Qatari real estate development management and consultancy firm operating in GCC and MENA with a network of international consultants and partners. Tanween's current portfolio of projects under development amounts to around $22bn. Tanween assists land owners, developers, investment banks and investors to create commercially viable and sustainable world-class real estate communities in all asset classes. Tanween's experts provide various strategies for real estate developments and asset management and comprehensive project delivery services throughout the development lifecycle. Visit

About Qatari DiarQatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, was established in December 2004 to support Qatar's growing economy and co-ordinate the country's real estate development and investment priorities. Qatari Diar is currently involved in more than 35 projects in more than 20 countries around the world. Visit

For more information, contact:

Hines – George Lancaster – 713-966-7676

For CityCenterDC: Great Ink Communications – 212-741-2977

Roxanne Donovan: Email  Alyson Leiter: Email  Tom Nolan: Email

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