Corporate Governance

MPG Office Trust is well known for its successful track record of developing landmark, large-scale developments of lasting quality and architectural excellence. The Company’s impressive portfolio stands out with projects of exceptional quality that complement the surrounding area, provide a productive environment for our tenants’ employees and improve the cities and communities in which they are located.
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Nelson C. Rising

President and Chief Executive Officer; Director

Mr. Rising has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since May 2008. Prior to joining MPG Office Trust, Mr. Rising was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rising Realty Partners, LLC. Mr. Rising was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Catellus Development Corporation from 2000 to September 2005 when it was merged with and into a subsidiary of ProLogis, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Catellus from 1994 to 2000. Prior to joining Catellus, Mr. Rising was, for ten years, a Senior Partner with Maguire Thomas Partners, a predecessor to MPG Office Trust, Inc. Mr. Rising practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers prior to entering the real estate industry. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor from the UCLA Law School, where he served as the Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review. Mr. Rising is a former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and is Chairman Emeritus of the Real Estate Roundtable and Chairman of the Grand Avenue Committee. Mr. Rising was a Trustee of ProLogis from September 2005 until May 2008. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and the Board of Directors of the W.M. Keck Foundation.
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