Whitestone REIT Announces Jim Mastandrea Will Participate in Panel Discussion at JMP Securities Financial Services and Real Estate Conference

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) ("Whitestone" or "the Company") announced today that Jim Mastandrea, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the JMP Securities Financial Services and Real Estate Conference. The panel discussion, which is titled "Shopping Centers: Robust Fundamentals Despite Grocery Headwinds" will take place on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The panel discussion will be webcast live. Interested parties can listen to the webcast by accessing the webcast link through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.whitestonereit.com, using the News & Events – Press Releases tab.

About Whitestone REIT

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) is a fully integrated real estate investment trust ("REIT") that owns, redevelops, repositions, leases, manages and operates Community Centered PropertiesTM. Whitestone focuses on value creation in its community centers, concentrating on local service-oriented tenants. Whitestone's diversified tenant base provides service offerings including specialty retail, grocery, restaurants, medical, educational and financial services. Founded in 1998, the Company is internally managed with a portfolio of 70 commercial properties in Texas, Arizona and Illinois. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.whitestonereit.com.

CONTACT: Bob Aronson Director of Investor Relations D: (713) 435-2219; M: 832-364-8314 raronson@whitestonereit.com

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