WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex now open

Developed by Duke Realty, the 48,314-square-foot facility in Raleigh, N.C., includes a stand-alone, full-service emergency department, lab and imaging services, and physician offices

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 20, 2012 – The nearly 50,000-square foot WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex has now opened, providing quality healthcare services to the residents of Raleigh and surrounding communities.

The WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex, developed, financed, leased, managed and owned by Duke Realty, is anchored by a 14-bed stand-alone, full-service emergency department (ED) with an imaging department and laboratory on-site, as well as other independent physician practices. The two-story, Class A facility, located at 8001 TW Alexander Drive on the 12.6-acre campus of WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex, is part of the WakeMed Health & Hospitals system.

Duke Realty and WakeMed are pioneers in developing stand-alone EDs. Duke Realty, one of the nation’s largest, most experienced healthcare real estate firms, has developed a number of freestanding EDs and has more in development. In 2005, WakeMed opened WakeMed North Healthplex, the first 24/7, full-service, freestanding ED in North Carolina. With the Brier Creek facility, WakeMed now offers six full-service EDs throughout its system.

“The new WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex combines the seasoned expertise of Duke Realty and WakeMed, two leaders in the development of stand-alone EDs,” says Deeni Taylor, Executive Vice President, Duke Realty. “We are very proud to develop this high-quality facility, which will deliver much needed health services to the growing Raleigh community.”

The project architect for WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex was Raleigh-based BBH Design and the general contractor was the Raleigh office of Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield & Gorrie LLC.

Affiliated healthcare professionals who are interested in leasing space at WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex are invited to contact Alban Barrus of Duke Realty at alban.barrus@dukerealty.com or 919.461.8052.

About Duke Realty

With more than 20 years in the industry, Duke Realty’s healthcare team offers proven experience in providing hospitals and physician groups comprehensive planning, development, ownership and facility management services. Duke Realty’s portfolio consists of 31 medical office properties totaling more than 3 million square feet and six medical office properties under development totaling 595,122 square feet. Projects have ranged from small medical office buildings to large healthcare centers with diagnostics, oncology and surgery services.

Duke Realty owns and operates approximately 143 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical offices, in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of healthcare facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 7,700

employees, 1,000 volunteers, more than 1,000 affiliated physicians, and 150 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in healthcare. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.