People: First Potomac Realty Trust (FPO)

FPO on New York Consolidated

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Donatelli

51 2013 Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Blocher

48 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Nicholas Smith

48 1997 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Michael Comer

47 2005 Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President

Timothy Zulick

49 2004 Senior Vice President - Leasing

Robert Arnold

69 2003 Independent Trustee

Richard Chess

59 2003 Independent Trustee

John Heller

75 2010 Lead Independent Trustee

R. Michael McCullough

74 2003 Independent Trustee

Alan Merten

71 2005 Independent Trustee

Thomas Robinson

65 2013 Trustee

Terry Stevens

64 2003 Independent Trustee

Jaime Marcus

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Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Donatelli

Mr. Douglas J. Donatelli is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Operating Officer of First Potomac Realty Trust. He has been appointed as Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective September 3, 2013. He is a founder of the Company and has served as Chairman since May 2007 and Chief Executive Officer and trustee of the Company since its predecessor’s founding in 1997. Mr. Donatelli previously was Executive Vice President of Donatelli & Klein, Inc. (now Donatelli Development, Inc. (“DDI”)), a real estate development and investment firm located in Washington, D.C., and from 1985 to 1991, President of D&K Broadcasting, a communications subsidiary of DDI that owned Fox network affiliated television stations. Mr. Donatelli is active in many charitable and community organizations. He serves as Chairman, Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. and as Corporate Fund Vice Chairman for the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). Mr. Donatelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

Andrew Blocher

Mr. Andrew P. Blocher serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of First Potomac Realty Trust. Mr. Blocher has over 20 years of finance and capital markets experience, including 15 years in the public REIT sector. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Blocher was the Chief Financial Officer at Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), joining FRT in 2000 as Vice President, Investor Relations; Mr. Blocher was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2007 and to Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Mr. Blocher had served as Director, Structured Finance Marketing and Modeling, at Freddie Mac, as well as Vice President of Capital Markets for CRIIMI MAE Inc., a mortgage REIT. Mr. Blocher received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University in Bloomington and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the George Washington University.

Nicholas Smith

Mr. Nicholas R. Smith serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of First Potomac Realty Trust. He has over 25 years experience in commercial real estate in the Washington, D.C. area, including seven years with DDI and D&K Management. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He currently serves on the Council of Advisors for the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, the Urban Land Institute and NAREIT.

Michael Comer

Mr. Michael H. Comer serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President of First Potomac Realty Trust. Mr. Comer served as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since joining the Company in August 2003 and was appointed Senior Vice President in February 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Comer was Controller at Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (“WRIT”), a Washington, D.C.-based, diversified real estate investment trust, where from 1999 to 2003 he was responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting operations and its internal and external financial reporting. Prior to his tenure at WRIT, he was a manager in corporate accounting at The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., and, prior to that position, was with KPMG LLP in Washington, D.C. where he performed audit, consultation and advisory services from 1990 to 1994. He is a CPA and a graduate of the University of Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Mr. Comer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Timothy Zulick

Mr. Timothy M. Zulick seves as Senior Vice President - Leasing of First Potomac Realty Trust. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zulick was Senior Vice President at Trammell Crow Company where, from 1998 to 2004, he concentrated on leasing, sales and development of business park and industrial properties in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. From 1994 to 1998, he worked as a tenant and landlord representative with Casey ONCOR International where he also focused on leasing and sales of industrial properties. Prior to that, Mr. Zulick was with Colliers Pinkard and specialized in the valuation of commercial real estate in Maryland. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Roanoke College. Mr. Zulick is a licensed real estate person, a board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) for Southern Maryland, and a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).

Robert Arnold

Mr. Robert H. Arnold, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Trustee of First Potomac Realty Trust. He has served since 1989 as the Co-Managing Director of R.H. Arnold & Co., Inc., a New York financial consulting firm which specializes in providing advisory services to U.S. and international institutions. He has served as a trustee since initial public offering and was a director of First Potomac Realty Investment Trust, Inc. (“Predecessor”) from 1997 until initial public offering. Mr. Arnold has more than 30 years of financial experience including serving as the Treasurer of Merrill Lynch & Co. and the Chief Financial Officer of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. Mr. Arnold serves on the boards of the Wilmington Funds and Treasury Strategies, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University.

Richard Chess

Mr. Richard B. Chess serves as an Independent Trustee of First Potomac Realty Trust. He is an attorney and has served since 2007 as the managing partner of the Chess Law Firm, located in Richmond, Virginia. He also is the Managing Director of Encore Equities, a subsidiary of a Dallas-based developer (Encore Enterpries). He served as President of the Real Estate Securities Association from 2010 to 2011 and served from 2007 to 2010 as President of American Realty Capital Markets, a securities broker dealer focused on real estate. From 2005 to 2006, he was Of Counsel to the firm Hoctor Kaplan, PLC. Mr. Chess has served as a trustee since initial public offering and was a director of Predecessor from 1997 until initial public offering. From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Chess was Director of Acquisitions for United Dominion Realty Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that invests in apartment properties. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a JD degree from the University of Richmond Law School.

John Heller

Mr. J. Roderick Heller, III, serves as Lead Independent Trustee of First Potomac Realty Trust. He has served since 2004 as the Chairman of Carnton Capital Associates, a private investment corporation, and served from 2008 to 2012 as a director of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., a publicly traded Bermuda reinsurance company. He served as a director of York International, Inc., a NYSE company, from 2004 to 2005. From 1986 to 1997, Mr. Heller served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NHP Incorporated and various related companies, including National Corporation for Housing Partnerships. NHP Incorporated, prior to its sale in December 1997, was a publicly traded company that, collectively with NHP Partners, Inc., was the nation’s owner and operator of apartment properties. Mr. Heller has served as a trustee of the Company since initial public offering. Mr. Heller was a partner of the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1982. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, a Masters of History from Harvard University and a JD degree from Harvard Law School.

R. Michael McCullough

Mr. R. Michael McCullough serves as an Independent Trustee of First Potomac Realty Trust. He was employed by Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. (“Booz Allen”), a global consulting firm, from 1965 through 1996. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Booz Allen from 1984 to 1992 and from 1992 until his retirement in 1996, Mr. McCullough was the Senior Chairman of Booz Allen. Mr. McCullough has served as a trustee of the Company since initial public offering and served from 1996 to 2010 as a Director of Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a global consulting firm. Mr. McCullough was a director of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. from 1999 to 2001 and of Capital Automotive REIT from 1998 to 2005. Mr. McCullough received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit. N

Alan Merten

Dr. Alan G. Merten, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Trustee of First Potomac Realty Trust. He is President Emeritus of George Mason University and continues to serve on the faculty. He served as President of George Mason University from July 1996 until June 2012. He has been a trustee of the Company since October 2005. Dr. Merten was Dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University from 1989 to 1996, the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Florida from 1986 to 1989, and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Computing Sciences at the University of Michigan from 1984 to 1986. He has served on the Board of Trustees of mutual funds affiliated with Legg Mason Partners since 1990 and the Board of Directors of Cardinal Financial Corporation since 2006. He was a director of INOVA Health System from 1999 to 2007 and resumed serving on that Board in 2009. He also served on the Board of Xybernaut Corporation from 2004 to 2006. In 2012, he joined the board of directors of DeVry, Inc. (NYSE: DV). Dr. Merten holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University.

Thomas Robinson

Mr. Thomas E. Robinson has been appointed as Trustee of First Potomac Realty Trust, effective July 23, 2013. Mr. Robinson is currently a Senior Advisor to the real estate investment banking group at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm, where he previously served as a managing director. Prior to that position, he served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Storage USA, Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and in 2009 received its Industry Achievement Award for his wisdom, experience, and service to the REIT industry. Mr. Robinson currently serves on the board of directors of BRE Properties, Inc., as well as Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. He is a former trustee of Centerpoint Properties Trust and former director of Legg Mason Real Estate Investors, Inc. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University, a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School, and a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Terry Stevens

Mr. Terry L. Stevens serves as an Independent Trustee of First Potomac Realty Trust. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Highwoods Properties, Inc. (“Highwoods”) located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Stevens joined Highwoods in December 2003. Highwoods is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns office, industrial and retail properties. Mr. Stevens has served as a trustee of the Company since initial public offering. Prior to joining Highwoods, Mr. Stevens held various executive positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Trustee, from 1994 to 2003 with Crown American Realty Trust, a publicly traded retail real estate company that merged with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust in November 2003. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Stevens was Director of Financial Systems Development as well as Director of Internal Audit at AlliedSignal, Inc., a multi-national manufacturer. He also spent 18 years with Price Waterhouse, including seven years as an audit partner. Mr. Stevens received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Juniata College and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School.

Jaime Marcus

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