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Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN.N)

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17 May 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Joyce

77 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Anthony Nichols

79 2004 Chairman Emeritus and Independent Trustee

Gerard Sweeney

62 1994 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Thomas Wirth

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

H. Jeffrey DeVuono

53 2008 Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Pennsylvania Region

William Redd

63 2015 Executive Vice President, Senior Managing Director - Austin and Metro DC Regions

George Johnstone

55 2014 Executive Vice President - Operations

Jennifer Matthews Rice

48 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Daniel Palazzo

49 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

H. Richard Haverstick

66 2016 Independent Trustee

James Diggs

70 2011 Independent Trustee

Wyche Fowler

78 2004 Independent Trustee

Terri Herubin

57 2018 Independent Trustee

Charles Pizzi

68 1996 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Joyce

Mr. Michael J. Joyce is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Company. Mr. Joyce was first elected a Trustee on June 1, 2004 and was appointed our non-executive Chairman of the Board on February 16, 2017. From 1995 until his retirement from Deloitte in May 2004, Mr. Joyce served as New England Managing Partner of Deloitte, an international accounting firm. Prior to that, he was, for ten years, Philadelphia Managing Partner of Deloitte. Mr. Joyce served on the board of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated until expiration of his term in May 2014. In addition, Mr. Joyce served on the board of A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, Inc. and was Chair of the board when the company was sold in 2011.

Anthony Nichols

Mr. Anthony A. Nichols, Sr., is Chairman Emeritus and Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Nichols was elected Executive Chairman of our Board on August 22, 1996. On March 25, 2004, Mr. Nichols became Chairman Emeritus of our Board. Mr. Nichols founded The Nichols Company, a private real estate development company, through a corporate joint venture with Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. and was President and Chief Executive Officer from 1982 through August 22, 1996. From 1968 to 1982, Mr. Nichols was Senior Vice President of Colonial Mortgage Service Company (now Berkadia Commercial Mortgage) and President of Colonial Advisors (the advisor to P.N.B. Mortgage and Realty Trust). Mr. Nichols has been a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) and former member of the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Banking Association and Chairman of the Income Loan Committee of the regional Mortgage Bankers Association and the Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He was Vice Chairman, a member of the Executive Committee and a Trustee of St. Joseph’s University and also served as Chairman of the Development Committee and currently is on the Advisory Board of the Haub School of Business. Mr. Nichols was a member of the Board of Directors of Fox Chase Bank, which was sold in 2016, as well as a member of Fox Chase Board’s risk management and audit committees.

Gerard Sweeney

Mr. Gerard H. Sweeney is President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of the Company. Mr. Sweeney has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of Brandywine since the Company’s founding in 1994. Mr. Sweeney has overseen the growth of Brandywine from four properties and a total market capitalization of less than $5 million to over 33 million square feet and a total market capitalization of approximately $5.0 billion. Prior to 1994, Mr. Sweeney served as Vice President of LCOR, Incorporated (“LCOR”), a real estate development firm. Mr. Sweeney was employed by the Linpro Company (a predecessor of LCOR) from 1983 to 1994 and served in several capacities, including Financial Vice President and General Partner. During this time, Mr. Sweeney was responsible for the marketing, management, construction, asset management and financial oversight of a diversified portfolio consisting of urban high-rise, mid-rise, flex, warehouse and distribution facilities, retail and apartment complexes. Mr. Sweeney is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, NAREIT, Urban Land Institute (“ULI”), Chairman of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (“SRDC”), Chairman of the board for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and Chairman of the King of Prussia Rail Coalition Advisory Committee. Additionally, Mr. Sweeney serves on the boards of several other Philadelphia-based civic and non-profit organizations. Mr. Sweeney is also co-founder and co-CEO of Bonomo Turkish Taffy LLC.

Thomas Wirth

Mr. Thomas E. Wirth is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Wirth, who joined us in December 2009, served as our Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management and Investments. In that position, he directed portfolio management, acquisition and disposition activities and assisted in formulating our capital allocation tactics, including structuring joint ventures and construction financings. From 2004 until 2009, Mr. Wirth served as President (2007-2009) and Chief Financial Officer of Feldman Mall Properties. From 1997 to 2004, he served first as the Vice President of Finance and later as Chief Financial Officer of SL Green Realty Corporation. Mr. Wirth has also served as Vice President of Financial Reporting and Analysis for Greenwich, Connecticut-based United Waste System, Inc., and spent ten years with Ernst & Young LLP in various positions, including Senior Manager. Mr. Wirth earned his B.A. in Business Management and Accounting from Gettysburg College.

H. Jeffrey DeVuono

Mr. H. Jeffrey DeVuono is Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Pennsylvania Region of the Company. Mr. DeVuono joined us in January of 1997. Prior to joining Brandywine, Mr. DeVuono worked for LCOR, Inc., a private development company that had a previous association with us, where he held a variety of positions, all of which related to asset management. Prior to joining LCOR, Mr. DeVuono was a sales representative for Cushman & Wakefield of Philadelphia. Mr. DeVuono serves on the Board, and is a former Chairman, of the King of Prussia Business Improvement District and is a Board Member of the Center City District. He is also a member of CoreNet, NAREIT, NAIOP, the Sunday Breakfast Club, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Zell/Laurie Real Estate Center. He is a Trustee and Master Planning Committee Member of The Westtown School. Past Boards include the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, University City District, Bartram’s Garden, and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Mr. DeVuono is a graduate of LaSalle University.

William Redd

Mr. William D. Redd is Executive Vice President, Senior Managing Director - Austin and Metro DC Regions of the Company. Mr. Redd joined Brandywine in 1999 as Vice President of our Richmond operations, and in 2008, was named Senior Vice President and Managing Director of our Richmond and Austin operations. Mr. Redd assumed his current position in 2015. Formerly, Mr. Redd was partner from 1988 until 1999 with Childress Klein Properties, a privately-held real estate firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. From 1985 until 1988, he was with the Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Redd serves on the Austin Hill Country Conservancy Board of Directors, Opportunity Austin Economic Development Corporation Board and ULI Austin Advisory Board, and is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA). He is also a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Real Estate Circle of Excellence, Richmond Real Estate Group and Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE). Mr. Redd holds a law degree from the University of Virginia, a B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College, and Virginia law and real estate licenses.

George Johnstone

Mr. George D. Johnstone is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. Johnstone joined us in November 1998. He works in conjunction with our regional managing directors in running our operations. Prior to being appointed EVP, Operations, Mr. Johnstone served as our Senior Vice President, Operations & Asset Management, our Vice President of Operations for the Pennsylvania Region (2004 – 2005), our Vice President of Operations for the New Jersey Region (2002 – 2004), and Director of Operations for our New Jersey Region (1998 - 2002). Prior to joining Brandywine, Mr. Johnstone was the Regional Controller for Linpro/LCOR Inc., where he was responsible for strategic and tactical accounting processes and oversight and leadership of all accounting functions. Mr. Johnstone earned his B.S. in Accounting from Albright College.

Jennifer Matthews Rice

Ms. Jennifer Ellen Matthews Rice is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Matthews Rice joined us in 2012 and assumed her current position in March 2017. Prior to her appointment as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Ms. Matthews Rice served as our Vice President of Legal Affairs, Interim General Counsel and Secretary, a position she assumed in March 2016. Between March 2016 and her arrival in 2012, Ms. Matthews Rice served as Counsel in our legal department. Prior to joining Brandywine, Ms. Matthews Rice served as Fund Real Estate Counsel for Exeter Property Group (2008 - 2012), General Counsel for Preferred Real Estate Investments (2005 - 2008) and Associate Counsel for Preferred (2003 - 2005) and an associate attorney with the law firm Ballard Spahr LLP (2001 - 2003). Ms. Matthews Rice clerked for the Honorable Ronald D. Castille, the now-retired Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Ms. Matthews Rice is a member of NAREIT and NAIOP and a member of the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Ms. Matthews Rice earned a B.A. degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

Daniel Palazzo

Mr. Daniel A. Palazzo is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Palazzo assumed this position effective January 15, 2015. Prior to his appointment as our Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Mr. Palazzo served as a Vice President of Asset Management in our Pennsylvania Region (2006 – 2015), the Director of Operations for our New Jersey Region (2004 – 2006), and Corporate Controller (1999 - 2004). Prior to joining Brandywine, Mr. Palazzo received his CPA in Pennsylvania and worked for Arthur Andersen in its commercial audit division, where he concentrated on real estate, construction and financial services. Mr. Palazzo is a member of NAREIT and serves on the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Board of Directors. Mr. Palazzo received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

H. Richard Haverstick

Mr. H. Richard Haverstick, Jr., is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Haverstick was first elected a Trustee on December 6, 2016. Prior to his retirement in June 2013, Mr. Haverstick spent nearly 40 years with Ernst & Young LLP, where he served in many senior leadership roles including Global Financial Services Partner, Managing Partner of the Philadelphia Office, Philadelphia Partner-In-Charge of Financial Services, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region Banking Industry Leader and Mid-Atlantic Region Partner-In-Charge of Human Resources. Presently, Mr. Haverstick is a director and chair of the Audit Committee of the BMT Multi Cap Fund sponsored by The Bryn Mawr Trust Company. From June 2016 until its NASDAQ delisting in February 2018 under a plan of dissolution, Mr. Haverstick was a director and member of the Audit Committee of Actua Corporation. Mr. Haverstick has served as a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since July 2013. At Jefferson, Mr. Haverstick is vice chair and chair elect, chair of the Finance committee, a member of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee, a member of the Executive Committee and past chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Mr. Haverstick has served in a variety of roles at civic and charitable organizations. He currently serves on the Dean’s Council at the Temple University Fox School of Business and as the Chair of the Accounting Department Advisory Board at Temple University. Previously, Mr. Haverstick held board positions with The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Philadelphia CEO Council for Growth, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, The Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Philadelphia Arts and Business Council, the Penjerdel Council, the Greater Philadelphia First Corporation and Movement Theater International.

James Diggs

Mr. James C. Diggs is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Diggs was first elected a Trustee on March 21, 2011. From 1997 until his retirement in June 2010, Mr. Diggs served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PPG Industries, Inc., a producer of coatings and glass products. From 2004 to September 2009, Mr. Diggs also served as Corporate Secretary of PPG Industries, Inc. Mr. Diggs is a director of Allegheny Technologies Inc.

Wyche Fowler

Sen. Wyche Fowler, Jr., J.D., is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Fowler was first elected a Trustee on September 1, 2004. Mr. Fowler served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1977-1986) and U.S. Senate (1987-1992) and as ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1996-2001). Mr. Fowler received an A.B. degree in English from North Carolina’s Davidson College in 1962 and a J.D. from Emory University in 1969. Mr. Fowler serves on a number of corporate boards, including Shubert Theatre, NY and Mr. Fowler is Chair Emeritus of the Middle East Institute, a nonprofit research foundation in Washington, D.C.

Terri Herubin

Ms. Terri A. Herubin is Independent Trustee of the company. Ms. Herubin was first elected to the Board on May 23, 2018. Ms. Herubin joined Greystar, a global multifamily-focused firm, in 2019 as Managing Director, Portfolio Management, where she is responsible for overseeing two of the company’s flagship perpetual life funds. She also serves as practice leader for the firm’s other domestic and international open-end investment vehicles. From 2017 until 2019, Ms. Herubin served as Managing Director, Senior Product Specialist for Real Estate, for Angelo Gordon, a private investment advisor. From 2012 until 2017, Ms. Herubin served as a Managing Director at Barings Real Estate, a private investment manager, where she was lead portfolio manager of the firm’s core open-end fund and a member of its investment committee. She joined Barings from the Townsend Group, where, as a portfolio manager in the firm’s investment management group between 2009 and 2012, she led the underwriting of U.S. commingled fund mandates. Prior to her tenure at Townsend, Ms. Herubin was a co-portfolio manager for the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System’s equity real estate portfolio. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Urban Planning and holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. Ms. Herubin is a member of W/X, New York Women Executives in Real Estate, and of the Pension Real Estate Association, for which she has been a speaker at their bi-annual meetings and a past member of the PREA-IPD Advisory Board.

Charles Pizzi

Mr. Charles P. Pizzi is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Pizzi was first elected a Trustee on August 22, 1996. Mr. Pizzi served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director of Tasty Baking Company from October 7, 2002 until the company’s sale in May 2011. Mr. Pizzi served as President and Chief Executive officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce from 1989 until October 4, 2002. Mr. Pizzi is a director of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (serving as Lead Director and Chair, Nominating and Governance) and serves on a variety of civic, educational, charitable and other boards, including the boards of Drexel University (serving on the Audit, Property and Facilities Committee), WHYY, Franklin Square Energy Fund (serving on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees) and the Franklin Global Opportunity Fund (serving on the Valuation and Audit Committees), and Independence Health Group (serving as Chairman). Mr. Pizzi served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2006 through 2011, including as Chairman from 2010 through 2011.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Joyce

263,000

Anthony Nichols

174,500

Gerard Sweeney

4,551,450

Thomas Wirth

1,716,550

H. Jeffrey DeVuono

1,416,300

William Redd

1,139,190

George Johnstone

1,181,210

Jennifer Matthews Rice

--

Daniel Palazzo

--

H. Richard Haverstick

206,500

James Diggs

204,500

Wyche Fowler

176,000

Terri Herubin

162,500

Charles Pizzi

198,500
As Of  31 Dec 2018