SAN DIEGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced that Alan D. Gold, BioMed's President and Chief Executive Officer, was named the national winner of the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 Award in the Real Estate, Construction and Hospitality category. Ernst & Young's program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have built and lead dynamic, high-growth businesses on a regional, national and global level. Mr. Gold was selected as a national winner from approximately 300 regional Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) winners in over 25 US cities.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Gold said, "I am honored to be chosen for this award by such a distinguished panel of judges and among such a prominent group of finalists. This recognition is a testimonial to the entrepreneurial focus of BioMed, our proven ability to execute in creating the best-in-class life science real estate portfolio, and our dedicated employees across the country. I want to thank Ernst & Young and all of the national sponsors for this recognition on behalf of the entire BioMed team."
The national award winners were announced at an awards gala on November 15 in Palm Springs, California. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young 2008 Strategic Growth Forum. Award winners were selected by an independent judging panel made up of business, community and academic leaders.
"The Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) award recognizes the unparalleled ingenuity and perseverance of entrepreneurs -- people like Alan Gold who have the unwavering dedication to grow a successful enterprise from the ground up," said Larry Haynes, Americas Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year(R), Ernst & Young LLP. "This year's national winners are truly remarkable and set a high standard for future nominees."
This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) awards program celebrates its 22nd anniversary. Since 1986, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
About BioMed Realty Trust
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry(R). The company's tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. BioMed Realty Trust owns or has interests in 69 properties, representing 112 buildings with approximately 10.4 million rentable square feet, including approximately 1.4 million square feet of development in progress. The company also owns undeveloped land parcels adjacent to existing properties that it estimates can support up to 1.4 million rentable square feet. The company's properties are located predominantly in the major U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey, which have well-established reputations as centers for scientific research. Additional information is available at http://www.biomedrealty.com.
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