WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to U.S. Government agencies, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate its initial listing on the Exchange. The Company’s common shares began trading on February 6, 2015 in conjunction with its initial public offering of common stock.
Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Michael P. Ibe rang the opening bell. He was joined by Chief Executive Officer William C. Trimble and Chairman Darrell W. Crate, together with other members of the senior management team of Easterly Government Properties.
“Ringing the opening bell marks an exciting new chapter in our history,” said Trimble. “Our initial public offering reflects our commitment to build scale and extend our capabilities to better capitalize on the opportunities in the U.S. Government-leased market.”
About Easterly Government Properties, Inc.
Based in Washington, D.C., Easterly Government Properties, Inc. is a newly organized corporation that intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies through the U.S. General Services Administration, or GSA.
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