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Cogdell Spencer Announces Aigner as President in the Northwest Region

Thursday, February 12, 2009 General News J E 4
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SEATTLE, Feb. 11 Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE:CSA) announces the appointment of Paul Aigner to President of the NorthwestRegion for the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Erdman, A Cogdell SpencerCompany (Erdman).

Based in the Company's Seattle office, Mr. Aigner will focus on developingand maintaining client relationships and will be responsible for alldesign-build and development projects in the Region which includes Washington,Oregon and Idaho. The Company offers integrated healthcare real estateservices from strategic planning to development and delivery to long termownership and management. He will report to Scott Ransom, President and ChiefExecutive Officer of Erdman.

Prior to joining Cogdell Spencer, Mr. Aigner owned and operated a projectmanagement/owner's representative firm that assisted healthcare clients in allphases of project development from pre-design through constructionadministration. His company specialized in marketing and leasing to thephysician community and overall tenant coordination of new medical officebuildings in the Greater Puget Sound market.

Mr. Aigner has twenty five years of healthcare project managementexperience with Simmonds, HDR and his own company. Recent healthcare projectmanagement includes a new addition and remodel at The Commons in Bellevue, WA,a 200,000 square foot medical tower for Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA andTreasure Valley Pediatrics, a 10,000 square foot facility in Boise, ID. Mr.Aigner earned a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the School ofArchitecture at the University of Washington and become a registered architectin 1994.

"Paul's background and combined leadership experience in businessdevelopment, development and project management is a great asset to thecompany," said Ransom. "We are very excited to have Paul leading our NorthwestRegion."

About Cogdell Spencer Inc.

Charlotte-based Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE: CSA) is a fully-integrated,self-administered, and self-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") thatinvests in specialty office buildings for the medical profession, includingmedical offices and ambulatory surgery and diagnostic centers. The Companyfocuses on the ownership, development, redevelopment, acquisition, andmanagement of strategically located medical office buildings and otherhealthcare related facilities in the United States of America. Erdman, ACogdell Spencer Company, provides service offerings including advancedplanning, architecture, engineering and construction, and development. TheCompany has been built around understanding and addressing the full range ofspecialized real estate needs of the healthcare industry. Learn more aboutCogdell Spencer Inc. and its subsidiaries at www.cogdellspencer.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaningof the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-lookingstatements reflect the Company's views about future events and are subject torisks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may causeactual results to differ materially. Factors that may contribute to thesedifferences include, but are not limited to the following: market trends; ourability to obtain future financing arrangements; our ability to renew groundleases; our ability to integrate the operations of Marshall Erdman &Associates with our operations; defaults by tenants; and changes in thereimbursement available to our tenants by government or private payors. For afurther list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reportsfiled by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, includingthe Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. Although theCompany believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statementsare based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that itsexpectations will be realized. The Company disclaims any intention orobligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as aresult of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Cogdell Spencer Inc.
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