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Tracy A. Murphy

Executive Vice President, Life Science, Kilroy Realty Corp.

Tracy Murphy joined the San Diego office of Los Angeles-based Kilroy in May 2016, following eight years with San Diego’s BioMed Realty, among the nation’s largest holders of life-science office and laboratory properties. Kilroy tasked Murphy with boosting its presence in the increasingly high-demand but competitive life-science sector. At BioMed, she was a senior vice president, which included overseeing leasing efforts for the newly built, three-building i3 campus at University Towne Center, slated to be fully occupied by Illumina Inc. in 2017. She serves on the board of Biocom.

ALMA MATER: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

SPARE TIME: She plays beach volleyball and does abstract acrylic painting.