Forum to Discuss the Current Trends in South Florida Economic Development
MIRAMAR, FL – July 30, 2010 - Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY) yesterday hosted NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), media and invited guests at its Economic Development Summit. An open forum was held yesterday at Liberty’s Sunset Plaza building in Sunrise, to discuss current and future economic development in South Florida.
“Bringing together NAIOP and experts from various arenas to discuss current trends in economic development in South Florida, we believe, is essential in this economic climate,” said Andy Petry, vice president leasing and development.
Guests were provided lunch and opening remarks were made by Andy Petry. Eric Swanson of Flagler Development served as the moderator and the panelists included Frank Nero of The Beacon Council, and Kelly Smallridge of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.
Topics of discussion included current business activity and expansion; general business climate; the State’s involvement in attracting new business to South Florida; and the controversial Amendment Four which is currently in legislation. The summit closed with a question and answer period.
About Liberty Property Trust
Liberty Property Trust owns and manages 2.1 million square feet of office and industrial properties in South Florida. 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 2,000 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: Andy Petry, Liberty Property Trust, 561/999-0310
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