Westport Properties, Inc. Hires General Counsel

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Westport Properties, Inc. (WPI) today announced the appointment of Peter Watson as general counsel. His responsibilities will include overseeing all legal and risk management matters within the company.

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Westport Properties, Inc. (WPI) today announced the appointment of Peter Watson as general counsel. His responsibilities will include overseeing all legal and risk management matters within the company. Additionally, he will be working closely with the company’s real estate group on contracts and various due diligence items.

“Peter is an accomplished legal expert with a focus in real estate, and we’re excited about the contributions he’ll make to our company as we continue to grow,” said Charles Byerly, president and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining WPI, Watson was an attorney at the Law Offices of Wright, Finlay & Zak, LLP., where he specialized in commercial real estate transactions. His previous legal experience also includes work at Ballard, Wimer, Brockett & Edwards, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Watson earned his undergraduate degree at The University of Southern California, and his Juris Doctor degree at Whittier Law School, where he was a Law Review Member and Editor. Today he is a member of the NAIOP and the Orange County Bar Association. He enjoys time with his family, golf, and surfing.

About Westport Properties - US Storage Centers

Founded in 1985, Westport Properties, Inc. is the parent company of US Storage Centers (USSC) and owns and operates self storage facilities in 13 states. The Company is a fully integrated operator that develops, acquires and manages its own portfolio—additionally, the company provides third-party management services. As of February 2015, it has over 6.5 million rentable square feet under management and employs over 200 people. US Storage Centers is a founding partner of the 501(c)(3) Kure-It, a non-profit organization that raises money for underfunded cancer research, and Charity Storage, a 501(c)(3) that uses vacant storage units to raise money for local charities. To date, Kure-It has raised over $4 million and Charity Storage has raised nearly $220,000.

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