Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock Based Compensation

Stock Based Compensation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
Share-based Compensation [Abstract]  
Stock Based Compensation
WRIT maintains short-term ("STIP") and long-term ("LTIP") incentive plans that allow for stock-based awards to officers and non-officer employees. Stock based awards are provided to officers and non-officer employees, as well as trustees, under the Washington Real Estate Investment Trust 2007 Omnibus Long-Term Incentive Plan which allows for awards in the form of restricted shares, restricted share units, options and other awards up to an aggregate of 2,000,000 shares over the ten year period in which the plan will be in effect. Restricted share units are converted into shares of our stock upon full vesting through the issuance of new shares.
Total Compensation Expense
Total compensation expense recognized in the consolidated financial statements for all outstanding share based awards was $1.2 million and $1.3 million for the 2013 and 2012 Quarters, respectively, and $3.6 million and $4.0 million for the 2013 and 2012 Periods, respectively.

Restricted Share Awards

During the 2013 Period, 103,312 restricted share grants were awarded at a weighted average grant date fair value of $26.97.

The total fair values of restricted share grants vested was $0.7 million and $0.3 million for the 2013 and 2012 Periods, respectively.

The total unvested restricted share awards at September 30, 2013 was 224,484 shares, which had a weighted average grant date fair value of $27.24 per share.

As of September 30, 2013, the total compensation cost related to non-vested restricted share awards was $2.1 million, which we expect to recognize over a weighted average period of 15 months.

During the first quarter of 2013, Mr. George F. “Skip” McKenzie, our prior president and Chief Executive Officer, announced his intention to retire from WRIT at the end of 2013. As such, we have entered into a separation and general release agreement with the executive dated July 23, 2013, the terms of which were previously disclosed on a Current Report on Form 8-K dated January 28, 2013. On September 30, 2013, Mr. McKenzie resigned from WRIT's Board of Trustees and from his positions as WRIT's President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McKenzie will remain an employee of WRIT through December 31, 2013. The separation and release agreement includes a modification to certain of his stock awards. In addition, the agreement provides for the payment of consulting fees during 2014 and 2015 totaling $0.5 million, which will be expensed during the fourth quarter of 2013.