Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Uses in Effectiveness Clause

Effectiveness from Sales Agency Financing Agreement

Sales Agency Financing Agreement (this "Agreement"), dated as of June 22, 2012, between WASHINGTON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, a real estate investment trust organized under the laws of the State of Maryland (the "Company"), and BNY MELLON CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC, a registered broker-dealer organized under the laws of New York ("BNYMCM").

Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Agreement (the "Closing") shall be deemed to take place concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement by the parties hereto and the completion of the closing transactions set forth in the immediately following sentence. At the Closing, the following closing transactions shall take place, each of which shall be deemed to occur simultaneously with the Closing: (i) the Company shall deliver to BNYMCM a certificate executed by the Secretary of the Company, signing in such capacity, dated the date of the Closing (A) certifying that attached thereto are true and complete copies of the resolutions duly adopted by the Board authorizing the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby (including, without limitation, the issuance of the Common Shares pursuant to this Agreement), which authorization shall be in full force and effect on and as of the date of such certificate and (B) certifying and attesting to the office, incumbency, due authority and specimen signatures of each Person who executed the Agreement for or on behalf of the Company; (ii) the Company shall deliver to BNYMCM a certificate executed by the Chief Executive Officer, the President or any Senior Vice President of the Company and by the Chief Financial Officer or Executive Vice President Accounting and Administration of the Company, signing in such capacity, dated the date of the Closing, confirming that the representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement are true and correct and that the Company has performed all of its obligations hereunder to be performed on or prior to the Closing Date and as to the matters set forth in Section 5.01(a) hereof; (iii) Arent Fox LLP, special counsel to the Company, shall deliver to BNYMCM an opinion, dated the date of the Closing and addressed to BNYMCM, substantially in the form of Exhibit B, attached hereto; (iv) each of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and Ernst & Young LLP shall deliver to BNYMCM a letter, dated the Closing Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to BNYMCM; and (v) the Company shall pay the expenses set forth in Section 9.02(ii), (iv) and (viii) hereof by wire transfer to the account designated by BNYMCM in writing prior to the Closing.