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May 19, 2008
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Please join us tomorrow (Tuesday) for our Bisnow Lunch Panel & Schmooze: Retrofitting to Green.  With TIAA-CREF green guru Nick Stolatis; green tenant Discovery Communication's Larry Laque; Perkins + Will DC head Rusty Meadows; Transwestern green guru Glen Fernauld; and co-moderator David Birtwistle of Balfour Beatty.Tuesday, May 20, Il Mulino. SIGN UP HERE!


The future of commercial real estate in this town is assured: As you'll see, greatness is coming up through the ranks. In fact, so much, we decided not to repeat anyone from last year, but rather show the depth of talent by picking a fresh crop. (But all winners from last year as well as this are invited to Pillbury's rooftop party June 3.)  The following are in random order; this is one of four installments.



Ashley, 29, joined Randall Hagner one week before the company combined with Woodmark earlier this month. She hails from Grubb & Ellis, and prior to that CBRE, but started waaay back in '03 with Insignia ESG as a marketing specialist. In the last two years, she's been involved in $540M in gross sales transactions and is now combining her landlord rep and institutional investor experience at "Petch University." Though a self-proclaimed domestic diva (she likes to sew, knit, and cook), she can also talk sports with the best of 'em as a devoted Mets fan. She volunteers with WINNER's Lacrosse and we also hear she "waits for her daily Bisnow update like she waits for  Friday's US Weekly magazine." So we had to put her first!

Mark, 25, joined Hagner in 2005 after graduating from Notre Dame but started his real estate career in Chicago with Mid-Am Development, where he worked on site selection and research for retailers such as AMC Theatres and Gander Mountain. The Naperville, IL native has specialized in retail tenant rep and closed more than $60M in retail transactions with $50M pending. He also focuses on identifying investment opportunities and is currently working on a sale-leaseback in NoVa valued at over $30M. Plus, we think we've got the next Bon Jovi on our hands: between deals, Mark stays busy playing Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

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JOE JUDGE, Staubach

The 29-year-old University of Cincinnati grad and football vet has been a top producer since being recruited to Staubach's Bethesda office in 2004. With clients like GSA, Beamhit, and Merchant Link. Joe specializes in tenant rep as a member of the Corporate Services Division. In the past 12 months, he's done deals like Alcore, Inc (43k SF) and MPRI (47k SF), both in MD. His consistent performance as a top revenue producer has put him on the leadership track for Staubach Northeast. When he's not in the office, he volunteers with United Way, Kicks for Kids, and Athletes in Action.


In just the last nine months, this 33-year- old hotel development manager has helped break ground on five area hotels and also signed the 204-room Hilton Garden Inn at Constitution Square. He's also overseeing the creation of, count 'em, 10 hotels in the DC/VA area. A former Army Captain with a pilot's license, he also enjoys spending time on the ground with his wife, 10-month-old daughter, and 2-year-old son. Though the marathon runner (he's finished three) holds his MBA from Johns Hopkins, he is also enrolled at GW, taking extra civil engineering courses.


SARAH WEAVER, Louis Dreyfus Property Group

After starting as an administrative assistant at Station Place, the 26-year-old Bryn Mawr alum has risen through the ranks to property management, now working at 2001 Penn Ave and bringing it up to Class A standard since they bought the building last July. Colleagues say she's thrown herself into her work, also doing lots of tasks for the new 801 17th Street, and flying to France to check out the development of LDPG's "Blue Building." The avid runner (she just raced the first half of the Maryland Double a few weeks ago) graduates this spring from George Mason's School of Public Policy with an MA in International Commerce and Policy and is also coaching her third season of JV field hockey at Marshall High School in Falls Church.


Gordon, 30, joined as a financial analyst fresh out of UVA in 2001 and has quickly risen to development manager in charge of one of the biggest projects in the metro area: the 2.1M SF Waterfront, the mixed-use showcase in Southwest DC. In the past year, he's overseen the execution of a 500k SF lease between Waterfront Associates and DC for two office buildings, the restructuring of the partnership that comprises Waterfront Associates (Bresler & Reiner, Forest City Washington, and Vornado/Charles E. Smith), and the final development of the master plan for the site and re-submission for a PUD. Colleagues say Gordon's most impressive quality is his "uncanny poise" in meetings across the table from others who've been in the business since before he was born.



In the last year, the 32-year-old development manager led EYA's efforts to land the master development role for Ward 5's McMillan Reservoir Project in conjunction with StreetSense, Jair Lynch, and MacFarlane Partners. He's also the lead project manager for the Arts District in Hyattsville, a transit-oriented development just outside the DC border. Aakash has used his skills to secure high-quality retailers for the project, including Busboys and Poets and Tara Thai. Before joining EYA, he worked for NCRC as a senior development manager at the inception of the Skyland project. The native Washingtonian is a political junkie, active in the Obama campaign and DC Voting Rights, and of course, by birthright, a die-hard Redskins and Wizards fan.


Though the 28-year-old started her career as an architect (she worked at Mancini Duffy as designer and project manager, helping to build their LEED management practice), Olivia signed on to Studley in September to start their National Sustainability Practice, which has since become widely recognized.  Olivia also helped create NAIOP DC's under 35 networking group, Real Estate Emerging Leaders (REEL). As a visible leader in sustainability, Olivia is on the speaker circuit, talking to the New York chapter of American Real Estate Women, the Maryland Economic Development Association, and Washington Board of Trade. When she's not figuring out new ways to be green, the outgoing redhead gives back as a committee member for the Washington Humane Society and by teaching in the masters program at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.



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