SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced the appointment of Richard I. Gilchrist to its board of directors, increasing the board to eight members.
"Rick is a proven leader in the real estate industry, with a breadth of ability and experience in the acquisition, financing, development and operation of large-scale commercial real estate projects. We believe that Rick's contributions to our Board will be invaluable as we continue to execute on our growth strategy of selective acquisition and development of well- located, world-class life science properties," said Alan D. Gold, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioMed Realty Trust.
Mr. Gilchrist is President of the Investment Properties Group for The
Irvine Company, a privately held real estate investment company, where he
guides all aspects of The Irvine Company's office, retail, resort and
apartment properties in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and the
Silicon Valley, including development, marketing and management. Prior to
joining The Irvine Company in 2006, Mr. Gilchrist served as President and
Co-Chief Executive Officer and on the board of directors of Maguire
Properties, Inc., a publicly held real estate investment trust (REIT). At
Maguire, he oversaw significant growth in the company's portfolio, both
through acquisitions and development, and spearheaded the company's
successful initial public offering in 2003. Before joining Maguire in 2001,
Mr. Gilchrist served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of
the board of directors of Commonwealth Atlantic Properties, a privately
held REIT, where he managed the planning and entitlement of one of the East
Coast's largest and most complex mixed-used
|SOURCE BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.|
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