Equity Office Appoints Local Market Leader Alan Walker Senior Vice President, Portfolio Director

New Executive Will Oversee Northern California and Pacific Northwest Markets

SAN FRANCISCO—February 16, 2017— Equity Office, a portfolio company owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds, announced today the appointment of Alan Walker as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director responsible for the Northern California and Pacific Northwest markets. In this newly created role, Mr. Walker will be responsible for providing the strategic direction and value creation efforts for the Company’s activities in the region, including approximately five million square feet of existing office properties. He will oversee signature properties, including The Ferry Building and Market Center in San Francisco, and focus on facilitating the growth and expansion of the Company’s business in these markets.

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“Alan’s entrepreneurial approach and deep local-market expertise make him uniquely qualified to help us deliver real estate solutions that meet the changing strategic needs of companies today, and add deep value to Blackstone’s investments in the region,” said Eli Khouri, President and Chief Executive Officer for Equity Office.

Lisa Picard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Equity Office, added, “We are evolving our platform to be the preeminent office experience provider, creating work environments that help companies attract, retain and inspire top talent. Alan’s market knowledge and product insights will allow us to successfully carry out this mission in these core growth markets.”

Mr. Walker joins Equity Office from Swift Real Estate Partners where he focused on acquisition, asset management, capital markets and firm leadership. He has also held roles at The John Buck Company, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Brown University.

“I’m excited to join the Equity Office and Blackstone team as their platform is truly extraordinary,” said Alan Walker. “We are experiencing a dynamic time in the real estate industry, especially in the Northern California and the Pacific Northwest markets, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to identify strategic opportunities and maximize the value of our assets.”

Mr. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in from Brown University and earned his MBA from Dartmouth College.

About Equity Office
The Equity Office portfolio, encompassing approximately 58 million square feet of Class A office space throughout the U.S., is rich with signature properties in the nation’s leading gateway markets. The company focuses heavily on meeting the current trends and changing strategic needs of companies and our chosen markets. With an average tenure of over 25 years in the real estate industry, our regional leaders also head teams with deep experience across the board from investment and asset management, to property management, development and construction. As an affiliate of Blackstone, a pre-eminent global asset manager providing significant financial strength and long-term stability, we are extremely well capitalized. Please visit www.equityoffice.com for more information.

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