First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO), a regional leader in the ownership, development and management of business parks and industrial properties, is pleased to announce that Ken Avalos has joined the Company as Director of Finance and Capital Markets.
Prior to joining First Potomac, Ken was a Senior Vice President at Integrated Corporate Relations, where he covered the real estate and healthcare sectors. More significantly, Mr. Avalos spent ten years as an equity analyst at Raymond James, covering numerous industries including real estate, technology, and healthcare. From 2002 to 2008, he was a Senior Analyst and Vice President in the highly regarded Raymond James Real Estate Research group, heading a team of three and covering over 20 REITs. Prior to working at Raymond James, Ken worked in lending at Wells Fargo in San Diego. He earned his M.B.A. from New York University with an emphasis in finance and international business and holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Barry Bass, Chief Financial Officer at First Potomac, stated, “Having worked closely with Ken in the past, we are excited to have him bring his capital markets and finance background to First Potomac. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to navigate the challenges of the economy and endeavor to enhance our business and maximize shareholder returns.”
Mr. Avalos replaces Jeff Harris, who recently left the Company to become a principal of a non-real estate-related venture.
About First Potomac Realty Trust
First Potomac Realty Trust is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust that focuses on owning, developing, redeveloping and operating industrial properties and business parks in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and other major markets in Virginia and Maryland. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 12 million square feet. The Company's largest tenant is the U.S. Government, which along with government contractors, accounts for approximately 20% of the Company’s revenue.
Forward Looking Statements
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