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Drawbridge Realty Trust Expands Acquisition Team


Real Estate Investment Firm Hires Chris Elmendorf

San Diego, CA - March 21, 2013 - Drawbridge Realty Trust announces today that Chris Elmendorf will join the firm as Vice President of Acquisitions.

Elmendorf will be responsible for managing acquisitions in Southern California and will be based in the firm's new San Diego office. He has extensive experience with acquiring, developing and managing real estate for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, research and development, and office users.

"Chris will be a great addition to our team," said Mark Whiting, CEO of Drawbridge. "His knowledge and relationships will be extremely helpful as we expand our holdings throughout the Southwestern United States."

Prior to joining Drawbridge, Elmendorf worked at BioMed Realty Trust as senior director for seven years where he was responsible for all acquisitions, leasing, and development on the West Coast. While at BioMed, Elmendorf originated and managed a $1.2 billion portfolio of over 5 million square feet of space. He served as the lead asset manager, overseeing two million square feet of leasing, development, and operations growth in the San Diego region.

Prior to his position at BioMed, he served as vice president at U.S. Bancorp in San Diego and has held various positions within the Wholesale Banking division at Wells Fargo Bank.

Elmendorf received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from University of Southern California's Gordon S. Marshall School of Business, and received his MBA with an emphasis in Real Estate and Finance from San Diego State University Graduate School of Business.