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EQ Office, the U.S. office portfolio company of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), has hired Merredith Treaster as its senior vice president for Northern California.

Treaster will be based in San Francisco and will be responsible for the company’s Northern California portfolio totaling 1.4 million across the Bay Area, as well as helping to shape company strategy in the region.

Treaster brings nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate investment and most recently served as a managing director for Nuveen’s U.S. Strategic Lab Vehicle. Earlier, she was Nuveen’s Northwest Regional Head of Office, overseeing transactions and asset management in the Bay Area, Seattle, Denver, and Salt Lake City.

“With Merredith’s proven track record as an established leader in the region and her impressive work on notable projects in San Francisco like Salesforce Tower and Park Tower, she is an ideal fit for this role,” said Alex Vouvalides, CEO at EQ Office. “We continue to believe in The Bay Area as a top innovation center driven by an exceptional talent base. Having someone of Merredith’s caliber to oversee the region will maximize value in our existing portfolio while positioning EQ for the future.”