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NAIOP Research Foundation Announces Appointment of Gerard Sweeney, Brandywine Realty Trust, as Governor

Sweeney has served as president, chief executive officer and trustee of Brandywine Realty Trust since 1994 and as president since 1988. He serves as Chairman of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation and on the Board of Philadelphia's member station, WHYY. Sweeney is co-chair of the World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative, in addition to serving on the boards of several other Philadelphia-based organizations.
Sweeney is actively involved with NAIOP and Real Estate Roundtable, and he serves on the Board of Governors for NAREIT.

The mission of the NAIOP Research Foundation is to foster building better communities through practical research and education that advances the quality and makes evident the benefits of commercial real estate ownership and development.

Shirley Maloney, executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation, said, "Contributions to the Foundation enable this important group to establish an endowment fund for the future. The Research Foundation plays a vital role in providing resources to shape our communities." Individuals who make a substantial contribution to the endowment fund of the NAIOP Research Foundation are invited to accept the lifetime distinction of Governor. Governors are eligible to serve as Foundation Trustees and help shape the Foundation's future research agenda.

The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax deductible contributions. Its purpose is to support individuals and organizations engaged in real estate development, investment and operations. The Foundation strives to make available the very best research information regarding how real properties - especially office, industrial and mixed-use properties - impact and benefit communities throughout North America.

The NAIOP's website features completed reports available for complimentary download. For details on the Research Foundation, contact NAIOP at 703-904-7100 or visit Research.

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About the NAIOP Research Foundation: The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization to support the work of individuals and organizations engaged in real estate development, investment and operations. The Foundation’s core purpose is to provide these individuals and organizations with the highest level of research information on how real properties, especially office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties, impact and benefit communities throughout North America. For more information on how to contribute or for complimentary research reports, visit www.naioprf.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathryn Hamilton
703-904-7100
hamilton@naiop.org