BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BRE) today announced the promotion of Deborah J. Jones from senior vice president to executive vice president, associate relations and development, effective immediately.

Jones, 60, joined BRE in 2005 as vice president, associate relations and development, and was promoted to senior vice president in 2007. In that capacity, she was responsible for human resources functions, benefits administration, training, HR information systems, and performance evaluation and career planning programs. In her expanded role, Jones also will work closely with the executive team and board of directors on management development.

“Working with Deborah over the past several years, I have witnessed firsthand the many contributions she has made,” said BRE President and Chief Executive Officer Constance B. Moore. “She came on board to realize our goal of integrating traditional HR services with a comprehensive associate training program to attract, train and retain the best professionals in the multifamily business. Deborah partnered with executive management to realize that vision, improving accountability and execution, and raising the bar for professionalism in all levels of the company.”

Jones has more than 25 years of experience as an HR professional. She began her career in the apartment industry in 1984 as director, human resources for Trammell Crow Residential-West (TCR-W), which was acquired by BRE in 1997, and continued in that role as vice president for BRE after the acquisition. From 2000 to 2005, she served as vice president, human resources for The Irvine Company Apartment Communities. Jones is a member of the National Multi Housing Council’s compensation committee and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a professionally certified executive coach and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hertford College in Hertford, England.

About BRE Properties

BRE Properties, based in San Francisco, Calif., owns and manages apartment communities convenient to its residents’ work, shopping, entertainment and transit in supply-constrained Western U.S. markets. BRE directly owns and operates 75 apartment communities totaling 21,604 units in California, Arizona and Washington. The company invests in communities through acquisition and development, and currently has five properties in various stages of development and construction, totaling 1,568 units and joint-venture interests in 13 additional apartment communities, totaling 4,080 units. BRE Properties is a real estate investment trust (REIT) listed in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information on BRE Properties, please visit our website at (Property data as of 6/30/10)

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