The Fearey Group Adds Real Estate Industry PR Veteran to Growing Practice

Josh Chaitin joins the company as Senior Vice President

The Fearey Group, one of the leading independent public relations and public affairs firms in the Pacific Northwest, today announced it has hired Josh Chaitin as senior vice president. The Fearey Group specializes in managing communications programs and developing PR campaigns for many of the Pacific Northwest's most well-respected organizations and businesses, with a special expertise in real estate. Chaitin's addition will add senior leadership and strategy for The Fearey Group's growing roster of clients with the added ability to pull from more than 20 years of specialized experience in one of the firm's key focus areas, real estate and sustainability.

Chaitin's real estate experience is diverse and includes not only award-winning PR work, but also deep experience in sustainability efforts, regulatory processes and government affairs. In one of his most prominent projects he helped a developer nearly sell out Seattle's first LEED certified condominium towers ever built in the city - just as the economic downturn began - by educating buyers on the deep benefits of a sustainable lifestyle.

"Josh has done more real estate and sustainable communications work than most anyone else in the city. His experience along with his eagerness to drive results is quite remarkable," said Pat Fearey, founder and CEO of The Fearey Group. "We searched a long time to find the best of the best. Josh has spent his entire career in sustainability, real estate and development, and is a natural fit for our agency."

Chaitin has conducted corporate social responsibility programs for some of Seattle's most recognized organizations. He has also worked in the environmental field in the public, non-profit and private sectors. He spent some time at King County where he managed the Technical Assistance and Pollution Prevention Team, helped small businesses throughout the region implement practices to significantly reduce their environmental footprint, and has worked with several leading Northwest companies to promote and grow their social and environmental stewardship efforts.

"I am very proud to be joining a firm with such an impressive history, reputation and first-rate capabilities," said Chaitin.

In addition to providing leadership for key clients at the firm, Chaitin will also join the company's Executive Team.

About The Fearey Group
The Fearey Group is one of the leading independent public relations and public affairs firms in the Pacific Northwest. For more than 30 years, the full-service agency has provided communications services for some of the region's leading public, private and non-profit organizations and has strong practices in the areas of healthcare, biotechnology, real estate and land use, finance, transportation, nonprofit, consumer marketing and crisis communications. The firm is also a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network, an international organization of leading independent, owner-operated public relations agencies. PRGN has extraordinary global reach and includes more than 40 member agencies hailing from the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Canada, the Pacific Rim, South Asia and the Caribbean.

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