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Duane Morris Partner Marc Brookman Named Secretary of Central Philadelphia Development Corporation

April 23, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2007 - Marc D. Brookman, chair of the Duane Morris Real Estate Practice Group, was appointed secretary this week of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation.

CPDC, founded in 1956, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Philadelphia. Some of its accomplishments include revitalizing the historic Society Hill neighborhood, the redevelopment of Market Street East, and restoring the Vine Street Expressway as well as the Avenue of the Arts cultural district.

As secretary, Marc will play a key role in new business and project development that will promote entrepreneurial development, increase employment, and improve the economy and quality of life in Philadelphia's neighborhoods.

With Marc's broad experience in real estate development, acquisition and disposition, zoning and land use, common interest documentation, leasing and senior housing areas, he will be an important asset to CPDC. He previously served as chair of the Housing Committee of the Urban, State and Local Government Section, and was the former chairman of the Philadelphia District Council of the Urban Land Institute and counsel to the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia.

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