SAN DIEGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
(NYSE: BMR) today announced that Alan D. Gold, BioMed's President and Chief
Executive Officer, was named the national winner of the Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 Award in the Real Estate, Construction and
Hospitality category. Ernst & Young's program recognizes outstanding
entrepreneurs who have built and lead dynamic, high-growth businesses on a
regional, national and global level. Mr. Gold was selected as a national
winner from approximately 300 regional Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) winners in
over 25 US cities.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Gold said, "I am honored to be chosen for
this award by such a distinguished panel of judges and among such a prominent
group of finalists. This recognition is a testimonial to the entrepreneurial
focus of BioMed, our proven ability to execute in creating the best-in-class
life science real estate portfolio, and our dedicated employees across the
country. I want to thank Ernst & Young and all of the national sponsors for
this recognition on behalf of the entire BioMed team."
The national award winners were announced at an awards gala on November 15
in Palm Springs, California. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst &
Young 2008 Strategic Growth Forum. Award winners were selected by an
independent judging panel made up of business, community and academic leaders.
"The Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) award recognizes the unparalleled
ingenuity and perseverance of entrepreneurs -- people like Alan Gold who have
the unwavering dedication to grow a successful enterprise from the ground up,"
said Larry Haynes, Americas Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year(R), Ernst &
Young LLP. "This year's national winners are truly remarkable and set a high
standard for future nominees."
This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) awards program celebrates its
22nd anniversary. Since 1986, the program has expanded to recognize business
leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are
given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of
innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) is the world's most
prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference
through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with
potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with
their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global
award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) celebrates those
who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses,
recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more
than 135 cities in 50 countries.
About BioMed Realty Trust
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused
on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry(R). The company's
tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies,
scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities
involved in the life science industry. BioMed Realty Trust owns or has
interests in 69 properties, representing 112 buildings with approximately 10.4
million rentable square feet, including approximately 1.4 million square feet
of development in progress. The company also owns undeveloped land parcels
adjacent to existing properties that it estimates can support up to 1.4
million rentable square feet. The company's properties are located
predominantly in the major U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Diego, San
Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey, which have
well-established reputations as centers for scientific research. Additional
information is available at http://www.biomedrealty.com.
SOURCE: BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
Kent Griffin, Chief Financial Officer of BioMed Realty Trust,
Web site: http://www.biomedrealty.com