TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 5, 2015) - DREAM INDUSTRIAL REIT (TSX:DIR.UN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lenis Quan as the Company's Chief Financial Officer effective January 5, 2015.

Ms. Quan is a senior finance professional with over fifteen years of executive experience. She was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Gazit America, a publicly traded real estate investment company which was privatized. Prior to joining Gazit America, Ms. Quan worked at Brookfield Asset Management for approximately ten years in a number of progressive executive finance positions. Lenis is a Chartered Professional Accountant and started her professional career with Deloitte.

"We are delighted to welcome Lenis to the Dream Industrial team," commented Brent Chapman, President and CEO of Dream Industrial REIT. "Lenis brings specific operating and financial experience in the real estate industry and will support our strategic vision for the future."

Ms. Quan replaces Mr. John Todd, who will work with Ms. Quan to ensure a smooth transition as needed. The Trust would like to thank Mr. Todd for his contributions throughout his tenure and for his assistance during the search for his replacement. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.

Commenting on his time with the Trust, John noted, "I would like to thank the Dream management team for their understanding and support of the personal reasons behind my decision to leave. I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with such a skilled and collaborative group of professionals, and I wish them and Lenis all the best."

About Dream Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust

Dream Industrial REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust. Dream Industrial REIT owns a portfolio of 220 primarily light industrial properties comprising approximately 17.0 million square feet of gross leasable area in key industrial markets across Canada. Its objective is to build upon and grow its portfolio and to provide stable, sustainable and growing cash distributions to its unitholders.

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Dream Industrial REIT
Brent Chapman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dream Industrial REIT
Lenis Quan
Chief Financial Officer