Stephen W. Wilson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wilson has been a director of PS Business Parks since July 2019. Mr. Wilson was Executive Vice President-Development of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE:AVB), a real estate investment trust that develops, redevelops, acquires, and manages multifamily communities in the United States. Mr. Wilson held various senior leadership positions and was responsible for development activities on the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic at AvalonBay. Prior to joining AvalonBay in 1988, Mr. Wilson was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SU Development, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Continental Pacific, Inc., with responsibilities in development, debt and equity financing, property management, and institutional sales. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), former chair of the ULI Transit Oriented Development Council, and a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Wilson was formerly a member of the board of directors of the Housing Industry Foundation and previously sat on the U.C. Berkeley Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board.

Maria R. Hawthorne

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Maria Hawthorne was elected to the Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2016. Ms. Hawthorne was an employee with PS Business Parks for over 30 years serving in numerous operational and executive roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2015 until her retirement in August 2020. In addition to serving as PSB Director, Ms. Hawthorne is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. and is also a director of Essex.

Adeel Khan

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Khan previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (NYSE: REXR) (“Rexford”), a public real estate investment trust that is focused on industrial properties throughout infill Southern California, from July 2013 through August 2020 and as Corporate Controller for Rexford’s predecessor business from March 2012 until July 2013. Mr. Khan is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at the California State University, Fullerton.

Trenton Groves

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Trenton Groves has served as corporate controller for PS Business Parks since 2004. Mr. Groves is responsible for the Company's accounting records and financial reporting. Prior to joining PS Business Parks, Mr. Groves was with Ernst & Young LLP. A certified public accountant, Mr. Groves was in public accounting for over 6 years and has worked in accounting and finance since 1993. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from California State University, Northridge.

Coby Holley

Vice President, Real Estate

Coby Holley joined PS Business Parks in 2003. From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Holley was responsible for property operations in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Northern California. Since 2014, Mr. Holley has been responsible for real estate investments including acquisitions, dispositions and development. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Holley was First Vice President at CB Richard Ellis and Managing Director at Insignia/ESG. Mr. Holley is licensed real estate broker in Oregon and Washington and a BOMA certified Real Property Administrator. He served on the board of directors for the Commercial Association of Realtors and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Mr. Holley earned his degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Christopher Auth

Divisional Vice President, Northern Virginia & Maryland

Christopher Auth joined PS Business Parks in 2006 as a Senior Leasing Director in charge of leasing for the Maryland Region portfolio. He was promoted to Portfolio Manager, Maryland Region in 2010 where he helped oversee all leasing and property management operations. In 2013, his role expanded as he assumed the Regional Manager, Leasing role for the entire 6.5M square foot Washington Metro Division. In 2014, Mr. Auth was appointed to his current role as Vice President - Washington Metro Division where he oversees all leasing, management and strategic decisions for the Washington Metro portfolio. A Washington DC native, Mr. Auth earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA where he studied Economics and was a four year member of the Division I-AA football team. After college, he worked for six years in the financial services industry, including John Hancock Financial Services. Mr. Auth spent eight years with a regional real estate owner/developer, Cummings Properties in Woburn, MA as a property manager and leasing director.

Stuart Hutchison

Divisional Vice President, Southern California & Pacific Northwest

Stuart Hutchison joined PS Business Parks in 2000 as a Portfolio Manager in charge of operations for the LA Portfolio. He was promoted to Regional Manager for the Southern California Division in 2004 and in 2014 the Seattle Portfolio was added to his oversight. In 2016, Mr. Hutchison was appointed to his current role as Divisional Vice President – Southern California and Seattle where he is responsible for overseeing the operations and leasing of 5.3 million square feet. Prior to Joining PSB, Mr. Hutchison was a Portfolio Manager with Transwestern and Fujita USA.  Mr. Hutchison was born and raised in Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is currently a member of the Southern California Chapter of NAIOP.

Dick Scott

Divisional Vice President, Northern California

Dick Scott, a veteran real estate professional with over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate in the Bay Area, joined PS Business Parks in 2012 and is responsible for all property operations in Northern California. Prior to joining PS Business Parks, Mr. Scott was Managing Director of the Grubb & Ellis Silicon Valley office. Prior to that, Mr. Scott partnered with a private local developer, and also served as Vice President of Leasing at Equity Office Properties where he worked with Mr. John Petersen. Dick started his commercial career in brokerage with CPS based in San Jose, California. Mr. Scott is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, a U.S. Army Ranger School Graduate and he earned his Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law in Monterey, California. Mr. Scott has been on the Board of the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers and he currently serves on the Board of the West Point Society of Silicon Valley, and the Silicon Valley chapter of NAIOP.

David Vicars

Divisional Vice President, Texas & Florida

David Vicars is responsible for the property operations of more than 3.2 million square feet of office, industrial flex, industrial and retail space in the Dallas and Austin markets. Prior to joining PS Business Parks, Mr. Vicars was with the Horne Company and the Houston office for COMPASS Management and Leasing. A licensed Texas real estate broker, Mr. Vicars is actively engaged in the community. He served on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Building Owner and Manager's Association (BOMA), is involved with the North Texas Commercial Real Estate (NTCAR) organization, the Dallas and Austin Real Estate Councils, and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He received his degree in finance from the University of Houston.

Patrick Whalen

Vice President, Construction & Facilities Management

As Vice President of Construction & Facilities, Patrick oversees capital planning and construction management for the company, which includes building capital, tenant improvements and asset repositioning. Patrick is committed to a personal, hands-on approach to project and capital management, and believes strongly that blending strong personal relationships built on trust, technological advancement and optimizing the communication workflows are the keys to a successful construction project. Joining PSB in 2013, Patrick began his career with the company as a member of the leasing team in the Washington Metro division, and most recently served as Construction Manager, where he managed an annual capital budget of $15 million. Prior to PSB, Pat worked in retail leasing for Thur & Associates in Northern Virginia, where he was responsible for the leasing of shopping centers throughout the east coast. Patrick earned a BA in History from Spring Hill College and a Masters in Real Estate from Georgetown University, and resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area where he is a fourth generation Washingtonian.