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Hot Topics: The Future of Tysons Corner & the Dulles Corridor

With the Fairfax Board’s passing of the Tysons Corner land-use plan and zoning ordinance and with construction well underway on the Dulles Corridor Rail, the commercial real estate community is buzzing about development that will shape the region for decades. The area is expected to attract twice the jobs and five times the residents, thereby requiring new office, retail, residential, and other development.

Join us at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on July 29 to hear the experts discuss how the objectives of the Tysons and Dulles plans will materialize over the coming years. What are current thoughts & plans for development around planned rail stations? How will development differ between the Tysons area and government-owned land in the Dulles Corridor area? Will large urban mixed-use projects be seen through to completion amongst current financing constraints? How much retail will the area be able to sustain?

As always, you’ll also have plenty of time to schmooze!

Thursday, July 29, 2010
The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102


7:15 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast & Schmooze
8:15 AM – 10:00 AM Program
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Bonus Schmooze


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Mark C. Lowham
Executive Vice President
Mark is responsible for business development & sustainability efforts. WEST*GROUP has developed 13M SF of commercial, retail, & residential space, including 6.2M SF owned in Greater Washington. Recently, Mark was part of the WEST*GROUP development team for Park*Crest, a significant transit-oriented project in Tysons Corner with 1,354 mixed-use residential units including 6 high-rise towers, a section of loft units & a full-service grocery & retail complex. Previously, he co-founded RE development firm The Meridian Group, focusing on mixed-use projects, and was founding director of the Aviation Facilities Company, the US's largest on-airport cargo facilities operator.
Patricia Nicoson
Dulles Corridor Rail Association
DCRA advocates rail in the Dulles Corridor, advises officials on transit-related issues & builds public support for the rail project. Patty's over 30 years of experience as a land use & transportation planner, including a combined 22 as Senior Transportation Planner in Arlington County & DC, has seen her accomplish a lot, including: leading the North Quincy Street Extension in Arlington & the Barney Circle Freeway Extension in DC; initiating Downtown DC streetscape studies leading to the redevelopment of New York Ave.; and, bringing the Downtown Development District case before the DC Zoning Commission thereby implementing "Living Downtown" & the objectives of the DC Comprehensive Plan.
Pete Otteni
Vice President - Development
Boston Properties
Pete has managed or been directly involved with 3M SF of completed or in process office & retail development, including 2M SF in the Dulles Corridor. He has direct responsibility for all aspects of development projects throughout the greater DC region, including land acquisition, financing, entitlement, design, construction, & leasing. As a Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force member & due to Boston Properties’ major landholdings adjacent to METRO’s planned Silver Line Stations, he has close working knowledge of the METRO-related land planning processes in the Dulles Corridor.
Aaron Georgelas
Managing Partner
The Georgelas Group
The Georgelas Group has developed 3M SF throughout the world. A 3rd Generation Washingtonian with Mclean roots, Aaron manages the acquisition, entitlement, financing and development of the Group’s ambitious mixed-use & transit-oriented developments. Currently, he is focused on DC Metro region Transit Oriented Developments, including the Tysons Demonstration Project, a 28-acre residential, office and retail complex around the future Tysons West Metrorail station. Previously, he successfully led the first new mixed-use entitlement case under Arlington County's Form Base Code. He also serves as Chairman of Tysons Tomorrow.
Beau Schweikert
Comstock Partners
Comstock Partners is a privately owned RE enterprise with a focus on urban, mixed-use and transit-oriented developments in NoVa. The principals are responsible for the development of thousands of residential units and millions of square feet of office and retail space in the DC region and elsewhere in the US. Currently, Comstock is developing Loudoun Station and Reston Station, a unique public/private partnership with Fairfax County, and is approved to deliver the Metro parking facility for the Wiehle Avenue station, along with office, residential, retail and a hotel.
Gregory A. Riegel
Greg practices in Tysons Corner offering comprehensive counsel in zoning, environmental, administrative, legislative and government relations matters. With over two decades of direct experience with the Fairfax County land use process, he is an active participant in ongoing planning and zoning studies related to the extension of rail beyond Tysons Corner. Responsible for the administration and management of McGuireWoods' land use practice, Greg is well-prepared to assist clients in the Tysons/Dulles area and throughout the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region.
Doug Carter
Founding Principal
DCS Design
Having formed DCS back in 1968, Doug has had a hand in numerous buildings in NoVa. Doug’s resume includes the 1.2M SF master plan for the Loudoun Station mixed-use complex, Tysons West Redevelopment, the 1M SF Wiehle Avenue master plan, and other projects for Fortune 500 corporations, institutional, governmental and retail clients, and hospital and health care facilities throughout Europe and the US. His work has been featured in Architectural Record, Building Design, Design and Construction, Urban Design Institute Publications, Newsweek and Time. He is also a Design Review Board Member for Reston Town Center.
Walter Alcorn
Fairfax County Planning Commission Tysons Corner Committee
Walter is chairman of the committee tasked with transforming Tysons into a mixed-use, transit-oriented community that will shape the surrounding region for decades to come. On the Planning Commission in at At-Large capacity, he also served as a member of 4 other 2009 Planning Commission committees: Housing, Policy and Procedures, Schools, and Environment Committee. Walter is currently employed as the VP of Environmental Affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association.
Mark Viani
Mark practices land use, real estate, environmental and municipal law in VA, MD and DC. He provides extensive services to clients throughout the DC Metro region who have encountered growth management and increasingly complex legislative and regulatory issues during all phases of the development process. He represents local and national retail, office, residential, industrial and mixed-use developers as well as financial, educational, medical and religious institutions. Mark is a LEED certified professional.