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John Ghiselli has joined Barker Pacific Group

As Vice President of Acquisitions Ghiselli will lead Barker Pacific Group's Efforts to Acquire Properties throughout the Western United States

As Executive Vice President of Sterling Management Advisors Ghiselli will expand the company's strategic asset management services business

LOS ANGELES, CA - December 1, 2008 - John W. Ghiselli has joined Barker Pacific Group (BPG) as principal to acquire commercial real estate properties. With 20 years of transactional experience John's track record for sourcing and closing property acquisitions will add to BPG's already strong acquisitions team. John will also manage and expand Sterling Management Advisor's strategic asset management services. John will bring a high level of skill and expertise in creating value for property owners that are faced with significant leasing and tenant retention challenges in the current economic environment.

Prior to joining BPG, Ghiselli formed Wilshire Property Company which acquired office, industrial and retail properties in California and Arizona. Prior to that, Ghiselli was at Lincoln Property Company Commercial where he served as Executive Vice President. While at Lincoln, Ghiselli successfully acquired multiple properties throughout Southern California including a trophy office building in Beverly Hills, a 22 story office building in downtown Los Angeles and multiple other office, retail and industrial properties throughout Southern California.

"We are excited to have Ghiselli join the BPG team, John's years of experience in sourcing and closing successful property acquisitions along with his network of relationships with commercial real estate professionals will be a strong asset to our company at this time of great opportunity," said Michael Barker, Managing Director of BPG.

Ghiselli graduated from the University of Texas where he received his B.A. and MBA in Finance and Real Estate.

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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