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May 9, 2008

Don't miss our next Bisnow event: Retrofitting to Green. We'll be joined by TIAA-CREF's Green Guru Nick Stolatis; a green tenant, Discovery Communication's Larry Laque; Perkins + Will DC head Rusty Meadows; and Transwestern green guru Glen Fernauld.  Lunch and schmooze also provided. May 20, Il Mulino. Thanks to Transwestern, Perkins + Will, and Balfour Beatty! Sign up!


Here's the plan: raise a mere $500 million over the next 10 years to fix the National Mall. Developer Chip Akridge regularly jogs it, saw how seedy it was, and over the last five years negotiated to create a 501(c)(3) "Trust for the National Mall." Yesterday he corralled 600 friends for its first fundraising event. They put up a big tent, served an elegant luncheon of roasted escolar on cucumber mint slaw, encouraged guests to wear straw hats, and invited a lot of civic-minded people of means. Presto, they're on the road to restoring turf, improving restrooms, and shoring up the sinking Tidal Basin.


Developer Sonny Small, his sister Susan Savitsky, and their legendary dad, developer Albert Small.  Sonny tells us he stepped down 60 days ago from WCI (to whom he had sold luxury homebuilder Renaissance Housing in '05), is spending more time with his dad, and also marketing 1000 Connecticut Avenue that the Smalls own with the Gewirz and Kaplan families.

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Besides Chip Akridge in the summery blue at the head of the table, we see some familiar faces around the table like Vornado director (and Charles E. Smith son-in-law) Bob Kogod, developer Jim Abdo, Cafritz Foundation head Calvin Cafritz, and on the near left, in uniform, Director of the National Park Service Mary Bomar.


Patricia Moore (wife of architect Arthur Cotton Moore) spruces up this array of real estate groupies that also includes SmithGroup's Coke Florence, Staubach's Bob Peck, Arent Fox's Ed Rich, developer Herb Miller, and National Building Museum President Chase Rynd.


Transwestern uber-broker Ken Marks, right, with AOL founder and "ubiq-thropist" (our word for ubiquitous philanthropist) Jim Kimsey, and former Fannie Mae CEO (now Revolution Health investor and director) Frank Raines. Ken tells us he's entrusting son Greg, a college junior, to colleague Gerry Trainor for a summer stint in the DC office (Ken's in Bethesda). Always risky: When Greg sees how Gerry mints money, he may want to drop out and start permanently.


Last night, we swung by the Willard where 380 gathered for DC/Maryland NAIOP's 6th annual awards. Awards Committee Chair Linda Whitaker of Brasher Design, with Member of the Year winner Bill Magruder of Clark Construction, and Trammell Crow's Megan Sanders and Ed Morgan.  Bill's household just got a lot bigger: his black lab, Dakota, delivered 10 puppies.


Davis Carter Scott's famed "green giant" (that's what we call him, anyway) Doug Carter with colleagues Lena Scott, Chris Garwood, and Chris Downie. DCS won for Best Smart Growth Master Plan for the 200 acre, 4.5m SF Watkins Mill Town Center in Gaithersburg. They told us they're still on track for LEED Platinum for Monday Property's 1812 N. Moore Street for which demo starts this summer. DCS is also wrapping up Venable's new 180k headquarters in Baltimore; the law firm moves in June. 


Trammell Crow's Tom Finan, Jennifer Keating-Dix, and Heather Seich. Trammell took home the award for Best Real Estate Deal for 777 Sixth Street which closed in December. Whatever you've got planned for the weekend, Tom has you beat: He's setting sail on the Chesapeake with Texas real estate tycoon Harlan Crow on the Crow's 162' motor yacht.


Seyfarth Shaw's Adam Walsh with PNC's Allison Baumann and Ben Adams. Ben won NAIOP REEL (Real Estate Emerging Leader) Member of the Year. To celebrate, this weekend he's going camping in Southwest Virginia. Okay, to each his own.


Guess who! Also last night, at Hickok Cole's digs in Georgetown,  hosts Yolanda Cole and Mike "Wild Bill" Hickok celebrate 20 years in the biz by throwing a bash and rockin' these shades.


Clark's Jennifer Noah and Kathleen O'Leary of Exotic Stones (a full-service granite company) give us their most beautiful smiles! (By the way, a welcome to Exotic Stones as our newest sponsor.)


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