TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2011) - Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:CAR.UN) ("CAPREIT") announced today its January 2011 monthly distribution in the amount of $0.09 per Unit. The January distribution will be payable on February 15, 2011 to Unitholders of record on January 31, 2011.

To encourage participation and reward our loyal Unitholders, investors registered in our Distribution Reinvestment Plan will continue to receive an additional amount equal to 5% of their distributions paid in the form of additional Units.

As one of Canada's largest residential landlords, CAPREIT is a growth-oriented investment trust owning interests in 27,172 residential suites and two manufactured home communities comprising 1,325 land lease sites located in and near major urban centres across Canada. Since its Initial Public Offering in May 1997, CAPREIT has grown monthly cash distributions per Unit by 51%. For more information about CAPREIT, its business and its investment highlights, please refer to our website at and our public disclosure which can be found under our profile at

Contact Information: CAPREIT
Mr. Michael Stein
(416) 861-5788
Mr. Thomas Schwartz
President & CEO
(416) 861-9404
Mr. Richard Smith
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 861-5771