Bryan Blythe to Oversee Liberty Property Trust’s Carolinas Portfolio in a Newly Expanded Role

Massie Flippin to Oversee Company’s Eastern Region

Charlotte – June 19, 2019 – Bryan Blythe, who has served as Vice President of Leasing and Development for Liberty Property Trust since 2014, has been promoted to the role of Market Leader. He will oversee all operations for the company in North and South Carolina.

Blythe assumes the position from Massie Flippin, who has been promoted to Regional Director, overseeing the company’s eastern region, which encompasses most holdings from New Jersey to Georgia.

“During the past decade, Bryan has focused on expanding our Carolinas portfolio from four million square feet to 9.2 million square feet while maintaining an average 95% occupancy – which is quite an achievement,” said Flippin. “His record not only in leasing and development, but in managing internal teams and cultivating customer relationships, will serve him in good stead as the Carolinas region moves forward.”

Blythe joined Liberty’s Piedmont Triad office as a senior leasing representative in 2010 to oversee leasing in the Piedmont Triad and Raleigh. In 2012, he relocated to the company’s regional headquarters in Charlotte, to handle the company’s leasing in Charlotte, Raleigh, the Piedmont Triad and in Greenville, South Carolina.

In addition to leasing, on average, 1.9 million square feet per year since 2013, Blythe has been involved in the development of a long list of warehouses in various industrial parks, including Liberty Ridge in Durham; Shopton Ridge Business Park, Charlotte Distribution Center South, Perimeter West and Steele Creek Corporate Center, all in Charlotte; as well as Caliber Ridge Industrial Park and Caliber North in Greer, South Carolina, and Lowell’s Run in High Point, NC. He also served as the co-chair of Liberty’s Industrial Practice Group for several years.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. He received his Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Real Estate and Corporate Finance from University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Blythe is a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and the Charlotte Region of the Commercial Board of Realtors® (CRCBR), where he served on the Board of Directors from 2016 through 2018.  He won CRCBR’s annual Deal Maker award for “Top Producer - Industrial Developer Representative” for seven consecutive years.

Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) owns and manages more than more than nine million square feet of industrial space in the Carolinas, including Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and the Piedmont Triad in North Carolina and in Greer and Greenville, South Carolina. The portfolio remains 95% occupied.

About Liberty Property Trust

Liberty Property Trust is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior industrial properties. Liberty's 108 million square foot operating portfolio provides productive work environments to 1,200 tenants.