LOS ANGELES — Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) announced today that veteran commercial real estate professional Rob Swartz has joined the West Coast real estate investment trust to manage the company’s Pacific Northwest region. Swartz will be responsible for all leasing and marketing activities for KRC’s stabilized and development projects in the region, as well as identifying new opportunities and expanding the company’s footprint in this high-growth market that is home to many of the world’s leading businesses.
With over thirty-three years of experience in commercial real estate, Swartz has held key roles in the Seattle and San Francisco markets in a variety of disciplines including real estate brokerage, acquisitions and dispositions, business development, advisory and design. He spent 16 years at CB Commercial Real Estate Group in Seattle, 12 years as Principal with NBBJ, a leading global architecture firm, in Seattle, four years as Principal of KMD Architects in San Francisco and joins KRC from his own Seattle-based firm that specializes in real estate consulting and advisory services to corporations, enterprises and property owners.
“We are excited to add someone of Rob’s caliber to the team,” said John Kilroy, the company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Rob’s deep and diversified real estate experience in managing complex projects along with his extensive and broad relationships with customers and clients will fit perfectly with the company’s vertically integrated platform.”
About Kilroy Realty Corporation
With almost 70 years’ experience owning, developing, acquiring and managing real estate assets in West Coast real estate markets, Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the region’s premier landlords. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies.
At June 30, 2016, the company’s stabilized portfolio totaled 13.7 million square feet of office properties, all located in the coastal regions of greater Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. The company is recognized by GRESB as the North American leader in sustainability and was ranked first among 178 North American participants across all asset types. The company’s properties were 47% LEED certified and 71% of eligible properties were ENERGY STAR certified. In addition, KRC had one office project totaling approximately 700,000 square feet under construction, two office projects in lease-up totaling approximately 430,000 square feet and a 200-unit residential tower in lease-up. More information is available at http://www.kilroyrealty.com.