Okay, let’s just put our question on the table. Do any real estate people in this town actually work—other than on their golf swing? And how do we get one of those jobs?
See how we bring people together? Bisnow About Town Editor Stacey Pfarr had a bit of help from event organizers herding the golfers, but can’t you tell she used to teach middle school, the way she got all these people to stop whispering, take the gum out of their mouths, and line up? Actually, these are your truly clever colleagues who use the excuse of another sport—we’re not making this up—to take the day off to golf. This was the amazing turnout for the “Winners Lacrosse Golf Outing at River Creek” in Leesburg last week. Teams from DBI Architects, Jones Lang, Lincoln Property, Brookfield, Vornado, CBRE, Randall Hagner, Merritt Properties, Dietze Construction, Sigal Construction, and Lowe Enterprises raised $140,000 for inner city kids’ LAX programs. Okay, all is forgiven; that’s a great cause.
Event organizers: CBRE’s Tom McHugh, New York Life’s Moses Cobb, Lincoln Properties’ Neil Alt, Vornado’s Brendan Owen, and Randall Hagner/J Street prez Bruce Baschuk. These wily tricksters came up with gimmick holes where golfers had to drive the ball wearing lacrosse gloves or chip using women’s LAX sticks.
Cassidy’s Drew Flood, Lowe Enterprises’ Harmar Thompson, Brendan again, Whiting-Turner’s Ed Mackowiak, and Lowe’s Mark Muller. Harmar, long-time wind surfer, recently abandoned the hobby for kiteboarding. He says that on any given day you can find him flying around the Chesapeake or Rehoboth Bays.
Another Day, Another Course: 128 golfers turned out for the annual James L. Eichberg Classic at Whiskey Creek, honoring the co-founder of brokerage Smithy Braedon, who died in 2001. His son, Tishman Speyer's Andy Eichberg, hosts the annual event that supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, among others. Above, CB's Kevin Howard and Todd Frye, Tishman Speyer's Amy Kauffman, Andy, Rappaport's Mike Howard and Andy's mom Cindy Eichberg with $182,000 Bentley, weekend use of which was awarded to winner of closest-to-the-pin contest.
On still one more front: This was Wednesday’s Perkins + Will tourney at Westfields in Clifton, which Bisnow’s Stacey Pfarr was also on the scene for. Enjoying temps in the 80s (remember that?) were P + W principal Rusty Meadows, Capital One’s Barry Mark, Urban Realty Advisors’ Bill Herman, and Studley’s Laurent Meyers.
By the way, not only can Rusty Meadows lead at the links, but also in cement and rebar. We knew he’d been travelling back and forth to Dubai and asked him what for. He showed us this picture: At DIFC Tower last month with P+W’s building design team on the colossal 3.4M SF 70-story mixed-use tower. But does it have an indoor golf course?