To ensure delivery, please add to your address book
Sign Up for Free! | Forward to a Friend
If you don't see images, click here to view
Story Ideas  •  Events  
Real Estate Bisnow
Legal BisnowWomen BisnowTech BisnowAssociation BisnowNYC Real Estate
November 19, 2007


Sponsor Update: Our friends at The Penzance Companies have just brought in a new CFO, Tom Ruder, who comes from Snyder Enterprises where he was CFO, a principal with RedZone Capital, and a VP of Finance for the 'Skins. Touchdown!

And the building goes on! Perseus Realty and Prudential Real Estate Investors broke ground Thursday on the largest spec office project in Montgomery County: Rockville's 350k SF LEED-certified Redland Corporate Center, to deliver in mid-2009.
Perseus Realty president Bob Cohen, left, and Perseus Vice Chairman John Schweiters (our friend from his days as Arthur Andersen's managing partner here) with Clark Construction president Larry Nussdorf. Bob told us that though they're still on the hunt for tenants for the 28-acre complex, he's confident rates of $37/SF will entice occupancy in the nine and six story buildings.
We stopped by Marcus & Millichap's "DC Investor Symposium" at the Capital Hilton also on Thursday and snapped this of panelists: MM's Bernie Haddigan, DC Deputy Mayor Neil Albert, MacFarlane's Brad Dockser, NorthMarq Capital's Ken Gentzel, and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust's Tom Regnell. Brad explained that though the market may be down, MacFarlane doesn't mind because they're not delivering any projects for another 24 months—and by that time, the market will be back up! (Sounds good to us.) As for WRIT, Tom said they don't mind bad markets "because we really thrive in them." Ken got a chuckle from the 250 audience members when Bernie asked what investors should do in '08 and he confidently replied: "They should definitely refinance."
Marcus Millichap's Ahmad Ashkar, Jim Kornick, and Stacey Milam, and Human Vision's Gary Murray post-symposium.
Bullet proof vests? Thelen Reid's Barbara Werther, third from left, thought they might be necessary for the speakers at last week's Women in Construction Conference's panel titled "Why Are Women Good (or Bad) for the Industry?" So she joined the others—including KCE Structural Engineers' Allyn Kilsheimer, Facchina-McGaughan's James Brogan, PN Hoffman's Paul Nassetta, Clark Construction's Barbara Wagner, and JAMS' Richard Levie—in donning faux vests to lighten the mood among the audience of 150 at Thelen's East End office. Barbara said, "What happens at Thelen stays at Thelen" so we can't tell you dialogue specifics, but here's the gist: competent people excel in the construction, regardless of gender.
We joined 950 oyster lovers on Saturday night at Oyster Riot at the Old Ebbitt Grill where the feast included oyster shooters, oyster bisque, and over 60,000 freshly shucked oysters on the half shell. Old Ebbitt's GM Kyle Gaffney, center, joins Clyde's Michael Kacmar and Tom Meyer for a slider and a glass of champagne at the event which sold out last September in the first 38 minutes tickets were on sale.
We've been meaning to congratulate Holland & Knight on the 25th anniversary of their DC office. Attorney David Silver, right, has been busy lately helping Opus East lease 80k at 100 M Street, SE, to government contractor Parsons, and lease land itself from the Army Corps of Engineers at Aberdeen for a 3M SF office and R&D development. He joins parents in Middleburg over Thanksgiving where they'll have so much family their 24-seat dining room table won't be enough. And congrats to Chad Tiedemann, left, who's stepped down from leading the firm's real estate practice (successor: Janis Schiff) but still has a plum in his hat—his daughter just found out she's a National Merit Semifinalist; they'll celebrate on Turkey Day with inlaws in Sarasota. With them, Monument's Russ Hines and HK colleague Sam Kastner.
And the other night we joined our old tech colleague Microstrategy's Mike Saylor, left, at The Park on Fourteenth's debut bash with prorprietor Dirk van Stockum. More than 500 packed into the multi-level bar/eatery co-owned by Lima-owner Masoud A and Love's Marc Barnes. Remember when downtown cleared out at night?
Reznick Group
Penzance Companies
Cardinal Bank
Advertise with Bisnow


CONTACT EDITORIAL                             CONTACT ADVERTISING                              CONTACT GENERAL INFO

This newsletter is a journalistic news source which accepts no payment for featured interviews. It is supported by conventional advertisers clearly identified in the right hand column. You have been selected to receive it either through prior contact or professional association. If you have received it in error, please accept our apologies and unsubscribe at bottom of the newsletter. © 2007, Bisnow on Business, Inc., 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006. All rights reserved.

 | Subscribe
 |  Forward to a Friend