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<p><b>Alameda, CA – (March 1, 2011) –</b> BPG Properties, Ltd., one of the nation’s leading private equity real estate fund managers, announced today that Webcor, L.P. (Webcor) executed a 37,663 square foot long-term lease at The Waterfront at Harbor Bay, a 385,000 square foot business park consisting of four two-story office buildings, one single story office building and one distribution building, located just minutes from downtown Oakland and Interstate 880 via the Ron Cowan Parkway. Webcor will occupy one entire floor at 1751 Harbor Bay Parkway, a 73,257 two-story office building within the park.</p> <p>“We are pleased to welcome Webcor to The Waterfront at Harbor Bay and look forward to building a long term relationship with them,” commented Robert Butchenhart, asset manager of BPG who was responsible for negotiating the lease on behalf of the landlord. “The Class A quality of The Waterfront along with the park’s proximity to the Oakland International Airport were key factors in Webcor’s decision to relocate and consolidate with us.”</p> <p>Originally founded in 1971, Webcor is currently ranked by California Construction as the largest Contractor by volume in California. Over 35 years of working for such clients as Lucasfilms, California Academy of Sciences, eBay, Oracle Corporation, Symantec and Starwood Lodging has secured its position as a builder for corporate campuses and high profile, large-scale projects. With over 1800 employees, Webcor is consistently listed among the ENR Top 30 General Contractors in the Nation, the top 10 Concrete Contractors in the Nation per Concrete Construction, and currently has over $2.5 billion of contracts in place. </p> <p>Webcor was represented by Brian Collins of Cassidy Turley BT Commercial in the lease negotiations. The landlord was represented by the project’s exclusive leasing agent, Ryan Hattersley of Cushman & Wakefield.</p> <p>The Waterfront at Harbor Bay Business Park was originally developed between 1996 and 2000 as a corporate campus and was acquired by BPG in 2006. The park is located on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. In addition to a convenient location, the campus features ample parking, proximity to public transportation and an attractive park- like setting. The buildings include many functional, high-capacity upgrades and have unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline.</p> <b>About BPG Properties, Ltd.</b><br> BPG Properties, Ltd. is one of the nation’s leading private equity real estate fund managers. BPG’s portfolio consists of over 24 million square feet of office, retail, student housing, and industrial properties and more than 18,000 apartment units in over 70 communities located throughout the United States. The firm is headquartered in the Philadelphia area with regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at<p> <b>For additional information on BPG Properties, Ltd., please contact:</b><br> Joseph G. Nahas, Jr., Vice President, 215-575-2363<p> <b>For additional information on the property, please contact:</b><br> Robert Butchenhart, Asset Manager, 310-725-8432