Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Recognized for Workplace Excellence

  Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Recognized for Workplace Excellence

Business Wire

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- April 15, 2013

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) (NYSE: WRE) has been named a
winner of the 2013 Workplace Excellence Award, the 2013 Health & Wellness
Trailblazer Award, and the 2013 EcoLeadership Award from the Alliance for
Workplace Excellence.

The Workplace Excellence Award and Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award
highlight businesses that promote professional fulfillment and personal
wellness at work, at home and in the community. The EcoLeadership Award honors
companies that recognize the importance of environmental sustainability. This
is WRIT’s fifth Workplace Excellence Award, fourth Health & Wellness
Trailblazer Award, and third EcoLeadership Award.

“This marks our third consecutive year of receiving these three awards. We
understand the importance of fostering a positive work-life balance and we are
very proud of the many initiatives we have taken in recent years to support
our employees in their professional and personal lives. We are also proud to
be recognized for our ongoing commitment to an environmentally sustainable
workplace, and we hope to expand these efforts going forward,” said Laura
Franklin, Executive Vice President of Administration of WRIT.

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization founded by Montgomery County, Maryland and Discovery
Communications, Inc. For more information, visit

WRIT is a self-administered, self-managed, equity real estate investment trust
investing in income-producing properties in the greater Washington metro
region. WRIT owns a diversified portfolio of 69 properties totaling
approximately 9 million square feet of commercial space and 2,540 residential
units, and land held for development. These 69 properties consist of 25 office
properties, 17 medical office properties, 16 retail centers and 11 multifamily
properties. WRIT shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other
factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. Such risks,
uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the potential
for federal government budget reductions, changes in general and local
economic and real estate market conditions, the timing and pricing of lease
transactions, the effect of the current credit and financial market
conditions, the availability and cost of capital, fluctuations in interest
rates, tenants' financial conditions, levels of competition, the effect of
government regulation, the impact of newly adopted accounting principles, and
other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with
the SEC, including our 2012 Form 10-K. We assume no obligation to update or
supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT)
William T. Camp
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 301-984-9400
Fax: 301-984-9610
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