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Brookfield CEO Steers Clear of San Francisco Office Development 

Bruce Flatt, the CEO of Brookfield Asset Management, says the company would not develop a new office building in San Francisco at the moment given market conditions, the San Francisco Business Times reported

“San Francisco’s tougher — there’s a lot of excess space and you wouldn’t do it today, but eventually yes,” Flatt said in an interview Monday on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. “San Francisco is going to come back. It’ll be a great city in the long term. We don’t have a big exposure to San Francisco, but longer term it will come back.” 

The company owns a number of office buildings in San Francisco, including One Post Street, 685 Market St. and the 5M office building at 415 Natoma St., which was delivered early last year. It also owns Stonestown Galleria, where it is seeking approval for a massive redevelopment.

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