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WASHINGTON, DC—Carr Properties has created the role of Chief Operating Officer and tapped industry veteran Daniel P. Dooley to fill it.

As COO, Dooley will oversee the company’s property management, leasing, asset management, construction management and marketing activities. He will also serve on the firm’s investment committee.

Dooley started his career at the Staubach Co. in 1987, followed by positions with Trammell Crow, JMB/Heitman Properties, Jones Lang LaSalle and Studley. Most recently, from 2001 until joining Carr Properties, he was managing director of Regional Leasing for Tishman Speyer, overseeing leasing activities for Tishman Speyer’s 10 million square foot owned and third-party managed portfolio.

Carr was looking for someone with experience in both operations and leasing, according to Oliver T. Carr, III, Carr Properties’ CEO. “Dan’s background is ideal for us, and we are very excited to have him join our executive management team,” Carr says in a prepared statement.

Carr Properties has had a busy 12 or so months, following with its transaction with Alony Hetz Properties and Investments, Ltd., in which the Israeli company invested $330 million in the company. Carr used the proceeds to retire debt and reduce the ownership interest of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.’s Commingled Pension Trust Fund.

The company went on to acquire a 49.9% interest in One Liberty Center in Arlington, VA and a 49.9% interest in Two Liberty Center.

It acquired a joint venture interest in an entity that will develop 2311 Wilson Blvd., an approximately 180,000 square foot, 8-story trophy office building.

Also at the end of last year, it acquired the 1100 15th St NW, 1150 15th St. NW and 1523 L St. NW, from the Washington Post for $159 million.