RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) announced today that it has promoted two longtime employees. Richard M. McGuckin and Kathleen P. Sweeney-Pogwist have both been promoted to Vice President of Leasing.
Richard McGuckin joined Brandywine in April 2000 after working at Abbotts Laboratories and Cushman & Wakefield. He most recently served as Director of Leasing for Brandywine's Radnor, Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting, Blue Bell and Newtown Square assets (3.4 million square feet). During McGuckin's tenure, he has completed close to 400 lease transactions totaling 4 million square feet and generating $450 million in gross revenues. McGuckin serves on the boards of the Philadelphia chapters of CCIM and NAIOP, the Daniel DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova School of Business, and St. Aloysius Academy. He is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity and St. Francis Shelter. McGuckin is a graduate of Villanova University Business School and also earned his MBA there in 2008.
Kathleen Sweeney-Pogwist joined Brandywine in May 1997, initially working on the Company's portfolio in Southern New Jersey. After a track record of success in that marketplace, she relocated to Pennsylvania and was promoted to Director of Leasing, overseeing Brandywine's King of Prussia and Southern Chester County assets (3.5 million square feet). Sweeney-Pogwist has completed more than 600 lease transactions during her tenure with Brandywine, leasing approximately 5.2 million square feet and generating $500 million in gross revenues. Sweeney-Pogwist has participated as a member of CREW, NAIOP, BC 2 and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from West Chester University, West Chester, PA.
"I'm delighted to announce both of these well-deserved promotions," said Gerard H. Sweeney, President & CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust. "Both Rich and Kathy have consistently exceeded goal targets and have achieved remarkable results on behalf of Brandywine. The combined efforts of these two dedicated, knowledgeable professionals and their teams have helped contribute to the company's success in the region."
About Brandywine Realty Trust
Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States. Organized as a real estate investment trust and operating in select markets, Brandywine owns, develops, manages and has ownership interests in a primarily Class A, suburban and urban office portfolio comprising 314 properties and 36 million square feet, including 233 properties and 25.6 million square feet owned on a consolidated basis and 51 properties and 6.5 million square feet in 17 unconsolidated real estate ventures. For more information, please visit www.brandywinerealty.com.
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