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October 21, 2015

PROTECS Expands Executive Leadership Team, Names Michael J. Brown Vice President of Real Estate

Regionally recognized life science specialist to leverage nearly 40 years’ experience in commercial real estate to provide world-class value-add services, including strategic and technical advisory services, to tenants, landlords, developers and real estate brokers across the United States

Plymouth Meeting, PA, October 21, 2015PROTECS Inc., a full service project and construction management company, today announced that Michael J. Brown joined the company as Vice President of Real Estate and Director of Business Development. At PROTECS, Mr. Brown’s responsibilities include leasing and managing PROTECS’​ Innovation/Accelerator portfolio of buildings; business development for PROTECS’ model of Leveraged Design-BuildTM projects; and ongoing acquisition of additional high-tech and innovation facilities.

“On the heels of celebrating our 10th Anniversary, new business lines have emerged including PROTECS real estate advisory services under the soon to be introduced PROTECS Development Group and PROTECS Commercial Construction Group, a division that will cater to non-technical design-build and construction management projects,” said Christopher R. DiPaolo, President and Founder of PROTECS. “Our goal is to grow our development portfolio and continue to take advantage of the high-tech real estate market and collaborate with university and institutional partners throughout the United States with PROTECS’ Innovation Center model for early- and growth-stage companies.”

Mr. DiPaolo continued, “We’re thrilled to have Mike join our growing company, bringing to PROTECS decades of experience and expertise in life science and commercial real estate. While Mike will work out of our headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, he will be instrumental in expanding PROTECS’ geographic footprint, which recently expanded through retained Design Build projects in Utah and South Florida.”

“I am excited to join the PROTECS team and build upon their ten years of successfully delivering projects to an incredible roster of clients,” said Mr. Brown. “I look forward to leveraging my experience and national relationships to provide advisory services to universities, development companies, and of course, the traditional core PROTECS client base of life science and technology companies.”

Mr. Brown has nearly 40 years of experience with sophisticated research and critical process facilities. His background includes familiarity with both large and small molecule research and manufacturing plants as well as medical device manufacturing. In addition to specializing in life sciences real estate, Mr. Brown’s experience also includes office, industrial and retail development.

Prior to joining PROTECS, Mr. Brown was Senior Leasing Director at Wexford Science + Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE:BMR), where he was responsible for national leasing and business development, and oversaw a nationwide team of leasing professionals assisting with eleven University-related mixed use projects consisting of approximately 1.5 million square feet. At the time BMR acquired Wexford in June 2013, Mike was a key transitional employee in the merger process.

About PROTECS Inc.

PROTECS is a full service design-build and construction management company that will transform the speed, cost effectiveness and quality of project delivery throughout every stage of a project’s lifecycle. Led by a team of engineering-trained professionals with robust experience in real estate, construction, architecture, engineering and project management, PROTECS is a proven and trusted project delivery partner for clients of all sizes and sectors, from those in complex and compliance-driven industries to those who seek a new level of efficiency in their office or retail development efforts. PROTECS, in collaboration with the best in class architectural and engineering partnering firms, has successfully delivered projects throughout the United States. Since its founding in 2005, PROTECS has participated in and completed projects valued at over $4 billion representing more than eight million square feet of facility design, construction, acquisitions, leasing, and facilities management services for start up through global R&D and manufacturing companies. For more information, please visit www.protecsinc.com or contact sales@protecsinc.com.

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