TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust ("CREIT" or the "Trust") (TSX: REF.UN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Barrafato as Chief Financial Officer of the Trust effective March 30, 2015.

Mr. Barrafato is presently with DREAM Asset Management Corporation ("DREAM"). Since joining DREAM in 2001, he has been actively involved in the financial management of its platform and has served as Chief Financial Officer of several of their public entities, most notably DREAM Office REIT. Mr. Barrafato comes with over 20 years of senior management experience in corporate finance, financial reporting and capital markets.

Stephen Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very pleased to have Mario join CREIT. He is a recognized and well-respected finance leader who, with his deep knowledge of the real estate industry and capital markets, will make a great addition to our senior management team."

CREIT is a real estate investment trust focused on accumulating and aggressively managing a portfolio of high-quality real estate assets and delivering the benefits of real estate ownership to Unitholders. The primary benefit is a reliable and, over time, increasing monthly cash distribution. CREIT owns a diversified portfolio of retail, office and industrial properties.

Contact Information:

For further information please contact:

Stephen Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

Rael Diamond
Chief Financial Officer