Independent TrusteeMr. William G. Byrnes is an Independent Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Byrnes was a private investor since 2001. He was on the Board of Directors of CapitalSource Inc. a commercial lender operating principally through its subsidiary Capital Source Bank from 2003 until its sale in April 2014, serving in various capacities including Presiding Independent Director and, most recently, Chairman of the Board. He founded, and was Managing Member of, Wolverine Partners, LLC, that operated MUTUALdecision, a mutual fund research business, from September 2006 to October 2012. Mr. Byrnes was cofounder of Pulpfree dba BuzzMetrics, a consumergenerated media research and marketing firm, and served as its Chairman from June 1999 until its sale in September 2005. He was on the Board of Directors of LoopNet, Inc. an information services provider to the commercial real estate industry, from September 2006 until its sale in April 2012
Age: 65 Executive Since 2010Byrnes spent 17 years with Alex Brown & Sons, most recently as a Managing Director and head of the investment banking financial institutions group. He was a fulltime and adjunct professor and member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown University. Financial and accounting acumen from his 17 years in investment banking and his service as a public company director.