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Dana A. Ostenson Joins Barker Pacific Group as Principal

Plans To Raise $300 Million to Acquire Commercial Real Estate Notes and Property

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 2, 2008 – Dana A. Ostenson has joined Barker Pacific Group (BPG) as principal to raise $300 million of new equity to augment BPG’s already strong capital relationships. The new capital will be used to acquire distressed and value added commercial real estate notes and properties.

Prior to joining BPG, Ostenson served as the Managing Director—Group head for Johnson Capital Investment Banking (JCIB). Ostenson’s clients have included a broad range of entities from public companies to entrepreneurial developers and investors. Prior to JCIB Ostenson was Senior Vice President at Pivotal Group and Solis Property Company, a distressed real estate investment company.

“We are excited to have Ostenson join our team here at BPG, his years of experience in raising capital, structuring ventures and investment in distressed assets will be an incredible asset to our company at this time of great opportunity,” said Michael Barker, Managing Director of BPG. “With our expansion plans, it is imperative we have a professional such as Ostenson developing and maintaining capital resources to fund our growth efforts.” Ostenson has a long relationship with Barker Pacific Group, having assisted in arranging capital partners for some of BPG’s larger development projects.

Ostenson graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., as well as receiving a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Political Science from Lawrence University.

Barker Pacific Group, Inc. is a firm comprised of experienced real estate professionals active in asset management, acquisitions and development of major commercial projects. The company was founded 25 years ago to specialize in the development and acquisition of institutional quality office, retail, and residential projects in selected U.S. cities. As a developer, Barker Pacific Group has completed or has under development or redevelopment in excess of $1.5 billion in commercial projects including the award winning Hamilton Landing, a 468,000 square foot Class-A office conversion project, on Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County, California. For more information, please visit:

Several of Barker Pacific Group's notable projects include: 100 First Plaza and 500 Sansome Street in San Francisco, The Fine Arts Building, 626 Wilshire Boulevard and 5055 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and The Miami Arena and Columbus Center in Florida. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, Marin County and Phoenix.

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