Edmund B. Cronin

Edmund B. Cronin, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer and a
Trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. From 1976 to 1994,
he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the H.G. Smithy
Company and its various operating subsidiaries, providing brokerage,
asset management, finance, advisory and development services. Mr. Cronin
is a Director of Potomac Electric Power Company; the John J. Kirlin
Companies; a member of the American Society of Real Estate Counselors;
past Chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the
Washington/Baltimore Regional Association. Mr. Cronin holds trusteeships
in the Federal City Council, the Greater Washington Research Center and
the Meridian House International.