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Liberty Hosts 13th Annual Broker Dinner In Jacksonville
Contact: Mike Heise
Liberty Property Trust
Media: Margo Hunt Winans
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JACKSONVILLE – March 24, 2009 - Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), the real estate investment trust that owns and manages nearly 2.5 million square feet of office and industrial properties in Jacksonville, today announced that it honored 17 of the region’s top commercial real estate brokers at its 13th Annual Broker Dinner on Thursday, March 19 in Jacksonville.

“Liberty has enjoyed the commercial brokerage community’s support during our 35 years in Jacksonville and it has been very satisfying to watch this event thrive over the past thirteen years,” said Mike Heise, vice president and city manager, Liberty Property Trust.

Heise and Dan Santinga, senior leasing representative at Liberty, hosted this year’s event at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Jacksonville. Each broker received an award honoring them as one of the “Platinum 17” brokers who brought new deals to Liberty in 2008.

Professionals attending from the broker community (alphabetical order by firm) include: Jeffrey Nelson (CB Richard Ellis); Peter Ramsey (CB Richard Ellis); Ryan Landers (Colliers Dickinson); John Saoud (Colliers Dickinson); Mark Scott (Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc.); Ed Washington (Gate Corporation); Sid Jones (Guardian Commercial Realty, Inc.); Dan Stover (Grubb & Ellis/Phoenix Realty Group); Mark Stratman (Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.); Scott Pamplin (Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.); Joe Russell (King Industrial Realty/CORFAC International); Monte Merritt (Merritt & Company); Scot Harrison (NAI Commercial Jacksonville); and Tad McDonough (USI Real Estate Brokerage Services, Inc.).

About Liberty Property Trust

Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), headquartered in Malvern, PA, is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through extraordinary work environments. The real estate investment trust (REIT) serves customers in the United States and United Kingdom through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty's 75 million square foot portfolio offers exceptional locations and flexible design to more than 2,100 tenants at approximately 750 office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities. The company has received numerous recognitions for its leadership, customer service and commitment to the development of high performance green buildings and was recently recognized as the 2008 NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) Developer of the Year. For more information visit