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September 25, 2007
 
 


LandAm

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Big shout-out to sponsor Jones Lang LaSalle—delivering integrated services for owners, occupiers and investors. Here, JLL has more than 25m SF of leased space and 18m SF of managed space. Select projects: 901 K St, 901 15th St, 1801 K St, National Gateway at Potomac Yard, and Mission Ridge at Westfields.

We know we’re supposed to be publishing, but we’re a sucker for golf tournaments on beautiful days—well, at least our pros, Elliott and Stacey. So they hit the links in Rockville yesterday for Transwestern’s 10th annual golf tournament—“The Brendan”—honoring their late and beloved co-chairman, Brendan McCarthy. Proceeds go to scholarships for his alma mater, DeMatha High.

The real pros: Transwestern’s Ken Marks and Kevin McShea with JBG’s Mike “Tiger” Glosserman.

Transwestern’s Fearsome Foursome: Dan Deuter, regional head Tom Nordlinger, Tom Hilley, and Brian Isern.

We (sadly?) bid adieu this weekend to RFK. Here on the field to watch batting practice were Monument co-founder Jeff Neal, left, his two baseball obsessed kids, and Nats General Manager Jim Bowden. Hey, is someone sticking their tongue out at me?

Taking advantage of enduring warm weather last week, the courtyard of Poste restaurant in East End provided the backdrop for a little networking with CBRE brokers hosted by high-end office furniture triumvirate Inscape (a manufacturer), Design Products (a rep of 12 lines), and WorkSpaces, LLC (full-service advisers and dealership). From left, Inscape’s Jeff Chaitman, CB’s Peter Carroccio, Design Products’ Alisa Lange, CB’s Art Santry and Will Carroll, and WorkSpaces’ president Tom McGuire. Hey, during the summer they should add a line of patio furniture for times like this.

Quick: What is this a picture of? (We’ll put the answer at the end of the caption.) Hint: It’s one of many sculptures built for the famous Canstruction” food drive to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank,” and you can view them and vote for your favorites by visiting the Shops at 2000 Penn Ave. Above, SmithGroup’s Wade Fuh, Dennis Daisey, Joanne Breznay, Luis Velez-Alvarez, Jason Cornelius, Melissa Engers, Kristen Brittingham, Yiselle Santos, and Casey Czerw. Okay, answer: a 7’7” Starbucks coffee cup (bearing the motto, “You can help a latte”).

Maybe they would have preferred lemonade, but Forrester Construction’s Rick and Scott Forrester were delighted to accept a thank you plaque last week from YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s CEO Pamela Curran and board member Denise Lloyd. 90 Forrester team members, friends, family, local subs, and vendors joined in spiffying up the Silver Spring Y: painting, electrical, tiling, landscaping, even re-gravelling. But what’s the microphone for? Do they also sing while they work?

Commercial flooring king ALKS had a fun idea last week: invite some of the designers it works with to a spinning class at Sports Club LA. Elliott represented us and joined these impressive exercisers from SmithGroup, Perkins + Will, Gensler, Hickok Cole, OTJ, and GGA. Next on their agenda: Kickboxing (no kidding) on Oct 25. If you’re a designer and want to come, click here. (How do you like our notation, just like Perez Hilton? Should we do more of this?)
 

 


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