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Elijah K. Barnes

Elijah K. Barnes, Board Member

Mr. Barnes serves on the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Barnes has over 17 years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate, lease negotiation, marketing and finance. He is currently a Principal at Avison Young, where he is the co-head of the Agency Leasing Practice Group for the Washington D.C. office. From 2008 to 2014, he was Managing Director and Principal at Cassidy Turley. Prior to Cassidy Turley, he was a Vice President for the Leasing Management Group at Jones Lang LaSalle. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Barnes is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow. He demonstrated his commitment to the highest standards of boardroom excellence by earning NACD Fellowship — the Gold Standard Director Credential. Mr. Barnes’ qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his significant commercial real estate experience that contributes to the Company’s management of its extensive owned and leased real estate portfolio, including compliance with evolving financial and accounting standards concerning owned and leased properties. In addition to his business and financial qualifications, Mr. Barnes is the sixth generation of the Barnes family to serve on the Board, continuing a legacy of family oversight that is uniquely devoted to the Company’s long-term success and returning value to Company stockholders. Mr. Barnes has been a director since 2016.