Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has appointed Benjamin S Butcher, an additional independent member, to its board of trustees.
Butcher will join the board effective 1 July 2014.
Butcher was previously the chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of directors of STAG Industrial, a publicly traded REIT.
"I am excited to join the Washington REIT board of trustees and to be a part of the company's transformation into a preeminent leader of commercial real estate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area," says Butcher. "I look forward to working with Washington REIT's strong leadership team and to contributing to the long-term success and growth of the organisation."