Jacksonville Office Recognized among Liberty’s 20+ Offices Nationwide and in the United Kingdom
JACKSONVILLE, FL – July 13, 2010 - Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY) today announced that it has received the prestigious 2009 Rouse Award. The award seeks to identify and recognize the top performing Liberty office in the past year.
“This is an exceptional honor for our Jacksonville team to be recognized as leaders within the company,” said Mike Heise, vice president and city manager at Liberty. “Receiving the 2009 Rouse Award is an acknowledgement of each member of our Jacksonville team and their hard work and dedication.”
In 2009 the Jacksonville office leased nearly 500,000 square feet office and industrial space, while maintaining low operating costs, exceeding net operating income targets and completing more than 19 tenant improvement projects. In addition the company completed several building common area improvement projects.
The Rouse Award is named in honor of Liberty’s founder, the late Willard G. Rouse III, who challenged the company’s employees to always reach above and beyond excellence. The competition is held annually among Liberty’s 20+ offices nationwide and in the United Kingdom.
About Liberty Property Trust
Liberty Property Trust owns and manages nearly 2.5 million square feet of office and industrial properties in Jacksonville. The company is headquartered in Malvern, PA and 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 78 million square foot portfolio offers exceptional locations and flexible design to more than 2,100 tenants at 700 office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities. The company is a leader in the development of high performance green buildings. For more information please visit www.libertyproperty.com.
General Inquiries: Mike Heise, Liberty Property Trust, 904/281-5454
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