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CommonWealth REIT Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

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SOURCE CommonWealth REIT

CHICAGO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) announced today the appointment of Adam Markman as CommonWealth REIT's Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective July 14, 2014. Mr. Markman will be responsible for finance and accounting, capital markets, investor relations, and treasury.

Mr. Markman served as Managing Director of Green Street Advisors, Inc., a real estate research firm ("Green Street"), where he worked from 1994 to 2014. While at Green Street, Mr. Markman was in charge of the firm's consulting and advisory practice, played a key role in the firm's REIT investment arm and previously led the firm's retail and lodging research efforts. Mr. Markman has also served as a real estate consultant at Kenneth Leventhal & Co. Mr. Markman was a member of Green Street's Board of Directors, and currently sits on Mark IV Capital's Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of U.C. Irvine's Center for Real Estate. He is also a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Markman earned his M.B.A. in Finance/Real Estate from Columbia University and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.

"We are thrilled to welcome Adam to the team," said Sam Zell, Chairman of CommonWealth REIT. "Adam will play an important role in helping lead the company going forward."

About CommonWealth REIT
CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) is an internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust, which primarily owns office buildings located in central business districts and suburban locations across the country, with executive offices in Chicago, Ill.

Investor and Media Contact
Sarah Byrnes, CommonWealth REIT, (312) 646-2801

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