The financial restructuring of BlackBerry continues as today's announcement deals with BlackBerry's real estate holdings in Canada and their plans to sell off most of them. The real estate holdings value has not been disclosed but BlackBerry assures they will disclose any further information when necessary. This seems like another noteworthy step to financial stability and one that the markets will surely like.
In partnership with CBRE Limited, BlackBerry intends to strategically divest the majority of its commercial real estate portfolio through a combination of sale-leaseback and vacant asset sales. The properties to be offered for sale comprise over 3 million square feet of space.
“BlackBerry remains committed to being headquartered in Waterloo and having a strong presence in Canada along with other global hubs,” said BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chair, John Chen. “This initiative will further enhance BlackBerry’s financial flexibility, and will provide additional resources to support our operations as our business continues to evolve.”
BlackBerry will not comment on the potential value of a sale and will disclose further information as required in connection with any definitive sale transaction.
For more information on the sale of these properties, contact CBRE Limited.
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