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Liberty Property Trust shows its true colors

The Malvern-based owner of office and industrial real estate is rooting for the Phillies in the World Series. Perhaps its Tampa office employees feel differently?

Liberty Property Trust shows its true colors

As difficult as this economy and earnings season is, sports (like love) makes fools of us all.

So at the end of a conference call with financial analysts on Tuesday, the CEO of Liberty Property Trust made it clear where his loyalties lie when it comes to baseball.

William P. Hankowsky said:

My only closing remark is, 'Go Phillies.'

But then Hankowsky, who once ran the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, added to that only remark:

We do have a Tampa Bay office, but the majority of the firm is up here so we're going to be Phillies fans.

Talk about a top-down management style. I guess the Florida staff will have to leave those Rays caps and jerseys at home...


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