Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 25, 2005

Douglas Linde – Boston Properties Inc (bxp)

DOUGLAS T. LINDE serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Boston Properties, Inc. He was promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President in January 2005. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2000, he served as Senior Vice President for Finance and Capital Markets. In his current role, Mr. Linde oversees the finance, accounting, internal controls, investor relations and acquisition departments and is also responsible for capital raising, financial strategy and planning. He joined Boston Properties in January 1997 as Vice President of Acquisitions and New Business to help identify and execute acquisitions and to develop new business opportunities. Prior to joining Boston Properties, Mr. Linde served from 1993 to 1997 as President of Capstone Investments, a Boston real estate investment company. From 1989 to 1993, he served as Project Manager and Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Wright Runstad and Company, a private real estate developer in Seattle, Washington. He began his career in the real estate industry with Salomon Brothers' Real Estate Finance Group. Mr. Linde received a BA from Wesleyan University in 1985 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989. Mr. Linde is on the Board of Overseers for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and serves on the Finance Committee and is a Director of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. Mr. Linde's father, Edward H. Linde, serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Boston Properties, Inc. Profile
TWST: Can we start with an overview of Boston Properties?

Mr. Linde: Boston Properties is a fully integrated, self-managed real

estate investment trust that was originally founded in 1970 and