Cushman & Wakefield has arranged a lease for the French oil exploration and production company to occupy more than 1,000 square meters of the Rio Metropolitan Building.

RIO DE JANEIRO—Cushman & Wakefield, says that Total E&P has signed a lease contract in Brazil.

The French oil exploration and production company was last year’s auction winner of Campo de Libra, one of the largest oil reserves in Brazil, and will occupy more than 1,000 sq meters of the Rio Metropolitan Building, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

The property belongs to Previ – Fund of Employees of Banco do Brasil, the largest pension fund in Latin America.

“Brazil has been one of the most attractive destinations for French companies, especially in the oil and gas industry,” says Thierry Botto, general manager of agency leasing at Cushman & Wakefield.