TORONTO, October 19, 2017, DREAM INDUSTRIAL REIT (DIR.UN-TSX) (“Dream Industrial REIT”, the “Trust” or “we”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Pauls as Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Pauls is an accomplished real estate professional who has developed over 3 million square feet of industrial properties in Canada and a further 5 million square feet in the United States in his role as a senior member of the management team at PAULS Corp LLC (“PaulsCorp”), a Denver-based real estate firm. With over 23 years of experience in the real estate industry in both Canada and the United States, Mr. Pauls is well known on both sides of the border among the brokerage, banking, tenant and construction communities.