Duke-Weeks Realty Corporation
A. Ray Weeks, Jr., Vice Chairman:
"Weeks was a relatively small company when we took it public in 1994. We were
concerned that we would get lost in a big, blue-chip investment bankbut that was not
at all the case. Goldman Sachs led that offering and has helped us since with various
capital markets transactions and strategic advisoriesincluding our merger with Duke.
What has been most impressive to me is that the firm delivers on its Business Principles
year after year. Its culture is clear and consistent. Goldman Sachs is a very
relationship-oriented firm that knows how to use teamwork to get the job done for the
client. The firm expanded its account team for our merger with Duke, and every person it
brought in was a seasoned professional. Each had the knowledge of our industry and of our
company to deliver a level of expertise that was tailored to our unique needs and really
helped with our analysis of options, structuring of the merger and negotiations. I am a
big fan of Goldman Sachs. Its caliber of people and dedication to the client are
- Goldman Sachs was advisor to Weeks Corporation in its $1.7 billion merger with Duke
Realty Investments, Inc.