Tom Carr and Tony Williams? Did someone open a time capsule? No way, these guys are fresh and back big time in real estate. Former CarrAmerica CEO Tom Carr, now with Federal Capital Partners, wants to help fund investments threatened by the credit crunch; and Tony Williams, heading a new group called Primum at FBR, travels several days a week around America offering to buy land and buildings from cities, giving them capital for infrastructure. That’s what they told 350 guests at yesterday’s Arent Fox-Reznick Group-Bisnow on Business real estate forum at the Fairmont.
Reznick founder David Reznick, Arent Fox’s Richard Nettler, and GSA’s John Simeon. Arent Fox and Reznick supplied a bevy of experts on fancy issues like "TICs" for the panels.
Panel on “recycling older neighborhoods” featured DC economic planner Konrad Schlater, Abdo’s Eric Price, event emcee Mark "Oprah" Bisnow, and top developer Jim Abdo.
Arent Fox’s Mark Katz, Robert Falb, Joe Fries, and Reznick’s David Kessler. Mark just got back from an eco-vacation on Vancouver Island (coming in on a sea plane and staying in “Four Seasons-quality tents”), while Joe did a cruise with ports like Copenhagen, Hamburg, and Amsterdam.
Forrester Construction’s David Forrester, LandAmerica’s Bill Gessner, BNI Equities’ Alan Willsey, Arent’s Gene Tibbs, and Rakusin & Becker’s Ken Becker.
Reznick’s Suzanne Bouhia and Stacie Benes. Though they look relaxed, together with Arent Fox’s Denise DeLorey they were the brains—and brawn—that organized the event.
Arent’s Deborah Froling is flanked by RE Value Advisors' Chris Sadler and Steve Sadler. Chris and Steve are zooming out to Vegas this fall to take clients race-car driving at Mario Andretti Road Race Practice.
Requity power couple Bill and Sherry Krokowski, Neighborhood Development's Juan Powell, and consultant Karen Widmayer.
Former Deputy Mayor (and now Abdo Development’s) Eric Price with McFarlane’s Brad Dockster.
Reznick’s Brandon Ness and Matt Ferguson in front of an appropriate sign. Matt is getting used to DC after spending the last 10 years in Atlanta. Brandon, a Reznick newbie of two weeks, came from DLA Piper. Both are headed to the West Coast for the Solar Power 2007 conference in Long Beach.
CB’s Tim Hutchens and Studley’s Tom Fulcher.
Lighthouse Homes’ Fred Wilson and Reznick’s Leslie Mostow. Fred’s gearing up for his third child, due in December. (He should be resting up.)