People: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE)

WRE on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Nason

67 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Paul McDermott

52 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

William Camp

51 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Bakke

59 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Laura Franklin

53 2010 Executive Vice President - Accounting and Administration, Corporate Secretary

Thomas Morey

42 2008 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Paul Weinschenk

48 2013 Managing Director and Vice President - Retail Division

Benjamin Butcher

59 2014 Independent Trustee

William Byrnes

63 2010 Independent Trustee

Edward Civera

63 2006 Independent Trustee

John McDaniel

71 2013 Trustee

Thomas Russell

71 2006 Independent Trustee

Wendelin White

61 2008 Independent Trustee

Anthony Winns

58 2011 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Nason

Mr. Charles T. Nason is Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Nason is retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Acacia Group of Washington, D.C. (including Acacia Life, Acacia Federal Savings Bank and the Calvert Group LTD.), now a member company of the Ameritas Group as a result of the merger of the two organizations in 1999. He served Acacia from 1977 to 2005, including as Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 2003. Mr. Nason is a past Chairman and director of The Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Federal City Council. He served as a director of MedStar Health from 2001 to 2010 and was a member of the Economic Club of Washington. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington and Jefferson College, and served as its Chairman from 2007 to 2010. In addition, he is a past director of The American Council of Life Insurers and past Chairman of the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association.

Paul McDermott

Mr. Paul T. McDermott has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust., effective October 1, 2013. He served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of The Rockefeller Group from June 2010 through August 2013, where he headed up the domestic acquisitions team for Rockefeller Group Investment Management Corp., the investment management arm of The Rockefeller Group. Prior to joining The Rockefeller Group, he served from 2006 to June 2010 as Principal and Chief Transaction Officer at PNC Realty Investors, where he led the company's acquisition, disposition, development and capital markets efforts nationally, across multiple asset classes. Between 2002 and 2006, he held two primary officer roles at Freddie Mac - Chief Credit Officer of the Multifamily Division and Head of Multifamily Structured Finance and Affordable Housing. From 1997 to 2002, he served as Head of the Washington, DC Region for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments. Mr. McDermott holds a BS in Business Administration from Shepherd University and an MBA in Finance from The American University.

William Camp

Mr. William T. Camp serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Camp joined Washington REIT in November 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Elect and was elected to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on March 3, 2009. Prior to joining Washington REIT, he was Vice President, Assistant Director of Equities at Wachovia Securities, LLC where he was one of the lead portfolio managers overseeing the investment of approximately $7 billion. Prior to the merger between Wachovia Securities, LLC and A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. in October 2007, Mr. Camp served as Assistant Director of Equity and Fixed Income Research at A.G. Edwards from 2004. Previously, Mr. Camp served five years as Vice President, REIT Research Group Leader and seven years as a Senior Public Finance Investment Banker, also with A.G. Edwards.

Thomas Bakke

Mr. Thomas Q. Bakke has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company., effective on or about April 21, 2014. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Washington REIT’s real estate operations, including asset management, marketing, leasing, property management and development. Mr. Bakke joins Washington REIT with more than 25 years in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Washington REIT, he served as a Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield where he was the Market Leader for the Northern Virginia office since April 2013. From January 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Bakke was a consultant and operated a non-profit organization. From February 2007 to January 2012, Mr. Bakke held the position of Market Managing Director for Boston at Equity Office Properties (EOP), a national commercial real estate owner and (since 2007) a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group. Over his 20 plus years at EOP, Mr. Bakke held a variety of other senior positions with the company and its predecessors including Senior Vice President, National Leasing, responsible for all marketing and leasing of the company’s 150 million square foot national portfolio and Senior Vice President, Field Operations with responsibilities for all leasing and property operations for EOP’s national portfolio prior the company’s public offering in 1997. Prior to joining EOP in 1991, Mr. Bakke held positions with The Staubach Company and Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services (predecessor of CBRE). Mr. Bakke is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has a MBA in Finance, attending MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Golden Gate University. He spent 14 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Laura Franklin

Ms. Laura M. Franklin, CPA, serves as Executive Vice President - Accounting and Administration, Corporate Secretary of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. She joined WRIT in August 1993 as Assistant Vice President, Finance. In 1995, she was named Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Secretary of WRIT. Ms. Franklin was named Senior Vice President, Accounting, Administration and Corporate Secretary in May 2002 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in June 2007. Prior to joining WRIT, she was employed by CohnReznick (formerly The Reznick Group), specializing in audit and tax services for real estate clients. Ms. Franklin formerly served on the NAREIT Best Financial Practices Council and was a director of KEEN USA and KEEN Greater DC, a non-profit organization that provides recreational opportunities for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. Ms. Franklin is a Certified Public Accountant.

Thomas Morey

Mr. Thomas C. Morey serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Prior to joining WRIT, he served in a business role as Chief Operating Officer of Medical Funding Services, Inc., a provider of financial and administrative services to healthcare companies, from February 2006 to September 2008. Previously, Mr. Morey was a corporate partner with Hogan & Hartson LLP, a multi-national law firm (now known as Hogan Lovells), where he focused on capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and general business matters for national and regional office, retail, residential, lodging and other REITs. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Morey was a corporate attorney with Jones Day in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Morey is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Executive and Finance Committees of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. In addition to Mr. Morey's responsibilities as General Counsel, Mr. Morey is also responsible for executive oversight of the Residential Division, Retail Division and Development group.

Paul Weinschenk

Mr. Paul S. Weinschenk is Managing Director and Vice President - Retail Division of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust since February 2013. Prior to joining WRIT, he was Vice President, Retail at The Peterson Companies, a Washington, D.C.-based retail development company, for 16 years. Prior to that, Mr. Weinschenk worked for three years at Apple South, Inc. acquiring real estate for the company in a five-state area. He also worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. in its Owned Real Estate Department. Mr. Weinschenk's professional career began as an architect working for Dewberry. Mr. Weinschenk is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), currently serving as State Director for Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Benjamin Butcher

Mr. Benjamin S. Butcher has been appointed as an Independent Trustee of the Company effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Butcher currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG), a publicly traded real estate company focused on acquisition, ownership and management of single tenant industrial properties through the United States since its inception in 2011. Prior to the formation of STAG, Mr. Butcher founded and oversaw the growth of its predecessor business serving as a member of the Board of Managers of STAG Capital Partners, LLC, STAG Capital Partners III, LLC, and their affiliates from 2003 to 2011. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Butcher was engaged as a private equity investor in real estate and technology. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Butcher served as a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston, and prior to that he served as a Director at Nomura Asset Capital from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Butcher received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and his Masters of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

William Byrnes

Mr. William G. Byrnes is Independent Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Byrnes has been a private investor since 2001. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of CapitalSource Inc., a commercial lender operating principally through its subsidiary CapitalSource Bank. He founded, and was Managing Member of, Wolverine Partners, LLC, that operated MUTUALdecision, a mutual fund research business, from September 2006 to October 2012. Mr. Byrnes was co-founder of Pulpfree d/b/a BuzzMetrics, a consumer-generated media research and marketing firm, and served as its Chairman from June 1999 until its sale in September 2005. He was on the Board of Directors of LoopNet, Inc., an information services provider to the commercial real estate industry, from September 2006 until its sale in April 2012. Mr. Byrnes spent 17 years with Alex Brown & Sons, most recently as a Managing Director and head of the investment banking financial institutions group. He has been a full-time and adjunct professor and member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown University.

Edward Civera

Mr. Edward S. Civera is an Independent Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust since July 19, 2006. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., a publicly traded pharmacy benefit management company (formerly known as HealthExtras, Inc.), from 2005 until his retirement in December 2011. He serves as Chairman of the MedStar Health System, a multi-institutional healthcare organization. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Civera was the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Chief Executive Officer of United Payors & United Providers, Inc. (UP&UP), a publicly-traded healthcare company that was sold in 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Civera spent 25 years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), most recently as Managing Partner, focused on financial advisory and auditing services. Mr. Civera is a Certified Public Accountant. During the past five years, Mr. Civera has also served as a director of The Mills Corporation and MCG Capital Corporation.

John McDaniel

Mr. John P. McDaniel is Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. He was Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. He served as Chief Executive Officer of MedStar Health, a multi-institutional healthcare organization, from 1982 until his retirement in January 2008. Since August 2008, he has served as Chairman of the Hickory Ridge Group, a private healthcare consulting and facilities development organization, providing strategic advice, tactical support and access to capital to senior management in the healthcare and technology spaces to improve operations, grow enterprise value or prepare for an exit event. He is also Chairman of Hickory Ridge Capital LLC, a venture capital fund focused on early growth stage healthcare services companies, investing in technology-enabled businesses that have established a foundation in emerging healthcare markets. Mr. McDaniel also serves on the boards of Medifast, Inc., Wittenberg University and the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation. Mr. McDaniel is past Chairman and current board member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, a member and past Chairman of the Maryland State Racing Commission and a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Mr. McDaniel is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Economic Club of Washington, a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a trustee of the National Capitol Area Foundation. In the past, Mr. McDaniel has also served as a director of Georgetown University, the Federal City Council, the Greater Baltimore Committee and 1st Mariner Bancorp.

Thomas Russell

Mr. Thomas Edgie Russell, III, is an Independent Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust since July 19, 2006. He served as President of Partners Realty Trust, Inc., a private real estate company which was previously engaged in the ownership of apartments, offices, and shopping centers, from 1990 until his retirement from active involvement in 2005. Mr. Russell currently serves as a director of Good Samaritan Hospital, a healthcare facility operated by MedStar Health; the Keswick Multi-Care Center, a not-for-profit organization providing skilled nursing care, rehabilitation and adult day services; and The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, a not-for-profit organization. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Russell was a director of Florida Rock Industries, a publicly traded construction materials company, prior to its being acquired by Vulcan Properties Company in 2007, and the Chief Operating Officer of its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Arundel Corporation. He held various executive positions with The Arundel Corporation for approximately 15 years prior to its being acquired by Florida Rock, including serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1981 to 1988.

Wendelin White

Ms. Wendelin A. White is an Independent Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust., since May 15, 2008. She is is a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (“Pillsbury”), where she has practiced law since 1981. Ms. White is a former member of Pillsbury's Managing Board and Compensation Committee and is currently the head of the firm's Washington, D.C. real estate practice group. In each of the past seven years, Ms. White has been ranked by Chambers USA as a leading real estate attorney in the District of Columbia. She is also included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers and Washington Post - Super Lawyers and in 2005 was named by Washington Business Journal as the top real estate transactional attorney in the Washington, D.C. region. Ms. White concentrates her practice on acquisitions and dispositions, development, financing, and joint ventures, including public-private partnerships, involving commercial properties in various industry segments: office, multi-family, retail, hotel and mixed use. Ms. White sits on the boards of Chevy Chase Trust Company and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is the General Counsel of the Economic Club of Washington and the Secretary of the International Women's Forum - Washington, D.C., and serves on the Advisory Board, and is Past President, of Commercial Real Estate Women of Washington, D.C.

Anthony Winns

Vice Admiral. (Retired) Anthony L. Winns serves as Independent Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust since July 28, 2011. He is President, Middle East-Africa Region, Corporate International Business Development, at Lockheed Martin Corporation, a position he has held since January 2013. Between October 2011 and January 2013, Mr. Winns was Vice President, International Maritime Programs, at Lockheed. Between July 2011 and October 2011, Mr. Winns was a defense industry consultant. Mr. Winns retired in June 2011 after 32 years of service in the United States Navy. He served as Naval Inspector General from 2007 to his retirement. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Winns served as Director/Vice Director for Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Between 2003 and 2005, he was Deputy Director, Air Warfare Division for the Chief of Naval Operations. Prior to 2003, Mr. Winns served in other staff and leadership positions in Washington, D.C., including at the Bureau of Naval Personnel. He also served as commanding officer of several commands, including the Pacific Patrol/Reconnaissance task force, the USS Essex, an amphibious assault carrier, and a naval aircraft squadron.
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