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September 10, 2007



Reminder (for those of you who've RSVP'd): Arent Fox-Reznick-Bisnow real estate conference tomorrow (Tues), featuring Tom Carr,Tony Williams, Jim Abdo, and experts on fancy investor things like TIFs.

Beautiful night, rooftop views, people—and the premium open bar didn’t hurt, either. The Bisnow Happy Hour Thursday night drew 350 of our hippest readers. Thanks for joining us; hope you met new people and got lots of new business! A BIG thank you to host Akridge, and sponsors SmithGroup, Turner Construction and WorkSpaces,LLC. The networking started at 5:30 and lasted over three hours. For all we know, some may still be there.

Team Akridge! We partied on top of their historic building (Carroll Square), which just won the Mayor's Award for Historic Preservation. Its 173k SF features seven original townhouse facades. Above, Building Manager Danielle Jones, VP of Leasing Gene Kenney, Mary Margaret Hiller, Dodd Walker, Corinne Pignatelli, John Otto and David Toney. Akridge has good reason to party: They’re adding 1.6m SF to their management portfolio, such as 2121 K, the McPherson Building, Chevy Chase Pavilion, One Metro Center and the MetroPark campus in Springfield.

The WorkSpaces crew! Greg Buja, Johnny Van Hoosier, Khalid Itum, Tom McGuire, Julian McMichael and Rebecca Bell Nordin. WorkSpaces is moving to new offices at 1318 9th St. NW and redesigning swanky Butterfield 9. And Rebecca just took her first helicopter ride—between Monte Carlo and Nice!

SmithGroup folks: Stephen Cohen, Andy Rollman, Craig St Clair, Elaine Gray, Cindy Cogil, Sally Lee, Coke Florance and Marc Schneiderman. SmithGroup was architect of the building.

Turner Troops: Carlos Flores, Greg Hammer, Rob Dahms, Todd Hansen, Joel Causey, Aimee Alix, Chris Mallin, Drew Langsam and Paula Hansen. Aimee is busy training for the Marine Corps Marathon in October. She’s also supporting Virginia Tech as a board member for the Hokies’ School of Construction.

Bisnow writer Karin Tanabe and Monument’s Jeff Neal get cozy for their customary party picture.

Tutt, Taylor & Rankin’s Michael Hines, Marcus & Millichap’s Stacey Milam, Bognet Construction’s Jennifer Bognet, Pounds Properties’ Darryl Pounds and Staubach’s Nicholas Hunter.

GGA’s Carolyn Franco, IA’s Betsy Rimlinger and Success in the City’s Cynthia de Lorenzi.

HFF’s Vijay Malik and Jennifer Brody, Woodmark’s Nicole Leombruno, Washington Group Sales’ Michelle Fair, HFF’s Jessica Shoemaker, GVA Advantis’ Adrian Heizmann Checa and Woodmark’s Jennifer Tuten. Fun Fact: Michelle teaches BodyJam classes at Gold’s Gym. If you want to tone your tush or outfit your office, you know who to call. (Technically, this should be whom, but we here at Bisnow like the conversational style.)

Grunley Construction’s Pam Stanziani, DC Real’s Ken Johnson, Sheila Simkin and Mark Gade, and 3DG head honcho John Goldman.

OPX Global’s Allison Billheimer and Caryn Bailey. Caryn is President of the African American Real Estate Professionals and gearing up for its reception at the Homer Building on Sept. 27.

OLS Trading’s David Cornblatt, Kramer Consulting’s Stephen Carlson, Broadsword Technologies’ Carl Couey and Kramer’s Pat Barnhart. Stephen passed on the open bar—he’s doing the DC Triathlon on Sept. 29. Kramer was just chosen to represent the EPA on its two-floor expansion at Potomac Yard in Arlington.

Davis’ Greg Jasiota, Innovative Facilities Solutions’ Scott Kersjes, Davis’ Patrick Cotter and John Bornholdt.

Madison Marquette’s Jonathan Shartar, Madison Retail Group’s Jim Farrell and CoStar Group’s Mary Cole.

Vornado’s Kay Chewning and Republic Property Trust's Peter Cole. Kay’s been busy leasing up Crystal City and is looking forward to a November vacay in St. Bart’s.

Banner Associates' Stephanie Gallagher, McGinnis International’s Linda Mortensen, McEnearney Commercial’s Diane Sappenfield and Lacy Ltd’s Debra Lacy.

What a sunset! JLL’s Meaghan Treanor and Jenn Hooper flank Federal Development’s Justin Alanis.

Mancini Duffy’s Tamm Chambless Idrobo, Tina Benedetti and Anik Jhaveri. Poor Tina! After the bash, she tripped on the sidewalk, dislocated her elbow and spent the rest of the night at the ER in Georgetown. Lesson: Do not leave Bisnow parties. Seriously, we all send our sympathies. Anik’s base-building expertise has won Mancini a $40M IDIQ Contract with the government. He's also working on a LEED neighborhood development pilot project in Charlottesville—one of only three in the country.

A+ Site Real Estate’s Davor Kapelina, Rippeteau Architect’s Kate Kerns, Forrester Construction’s Scott Forrester and Rippeteau’s Kerry Dilulio.

Transwestern ladies McKenzie Myers, Christine Masney and Cassie Ross with Tishman Speyer’s Evan Behr, CB's Seth Benhard, and Cambridge's Thomas Anderson.

Still workin’: Bisnow women Caitlin O’Connor and Stacey Pfarr.


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