Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) (“the Company”), a self-managed healthcare properties REIT, announced today that it has named Bradley D. Page, to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective February 2, 2015. Mr. Page will report directly to the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John T. Thomas.
Mr. Thomas, commented, “Brad Page has served our Company well as our primary outside legal counsel, since long before our initial public offering with our predecessor company, as well as since our initial public offering in July 2013. We are excited to have someone with Brad’s extensive legal, real estate and finance background and leadership skills to join our management team. He has a very strong background in real estate, with a particular knowledge of healthcare real estate and development, and has a wealth of transactional experience and relationships in the healthcare real estate industry. We believe he brings a valuable skill set to Physicians Realty Trust as General Counsel and look forward to his continued contributions as part of our senior management team as we continue to grow our Company.”
Brad Page comes to the Company from Milwaukee-based Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., where Brad served as a shareholder and, most recently, as President of the firm until his resignation to accept this position with Physicians Realty Trust. Brad joined Davis and Kuelthau in 1995, where he represented businesses in all areas of commercial real estate, commercial lending, corporate and construction transactions. His private practice included acquisition, development, leasing and sales of healthcare, retail, office, multifamily and industrial properties. He has extensive experience negotiating contracts, leases, organizational documents, real estate documents, financing documents and other agreements with national retail tenants, healthcare providers, financial institutions, municipalities, and owners of real property. Although Brad is joining the Company, the Company appreciates and looks forward to continuing its strong relationship with Davis & Kuelthau.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, with a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Page’s success and contributions to the legal industry have most recently been recognized by the Best Lawyers® in America as a Best Lawyer® in the area of Real Estate Law for the 2015 edition as well as by Chambers USA.
For his honorable dedication to the U.S. Army, Brad Page retired in 2004 as a lieutenant colonel and proudly earned the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal, among other awards.
Mr. Page stated, “Physicians Realty Trust offers a great opportunity to be part of a team that I am proud to have represented in private practice and that I have been privileged to help grow. In a short period of time, the Company has demonstrated its ability to grow a portfolio of high quality assets, primarily through relationships across the healthcare industry, many of whom I have also had the opportunity to represent or get to know during my legal career. I look forward to joining the Company and contributing to its long-term success.”
About Physicians Realty Trust
Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare. The Company is a Maryland real estate investment trust and elected to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes beginning with its short taxable year ended December 31, 2013. The Company conducts its business through an UPREIT structure in which its properties are owned by Physicians Realty L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “operating partnership”), directly or through limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other subsidiaries.
Investors are encouraged to visit the Investor Relations portion of the Company’s website (www.docreit.com) for additional information, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, press releases, supplemental information packages and investor presentations.
This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections or other forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, not all of which are known to the Company and many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), including, without limitation, the Company’s annual and periodic reports and other documents filed with the Commission. Unless legally required, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
John T. Thomas, 214-549-6611
President and CEO
Jeff Theiler, 414-978-6521
Chief Financial Officer