Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE: CLP) announced today that it will participate in the BMO Capital Markets 7th Annual North American Real Estate Conference scheduled September 5 through September 6, 2012, at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. President and Chief Financial Officer Reynolds Thompson will participate on a panel at 10:15 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, September 6, 2012. The panel discussion will be available via live webcast at http://www.bmocm.com/conferences/NARealEstate2012/webcast. This link will also be available on the Company’s website, www.colonialprop.com under Investors, Corporate Overview or Event Calendar. Colonial Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that creates value for its shareholders through a multifamily focused portfolio and the management and development of select commercial assets in the Sunbelt region of the United States. As of June 30, 2012, the company owned or managed 35,067 apartment units and 10.0 million square feet of commercial space. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Colonial Properties is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CLP and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.colonialprop.com.