The Nats amazing winning streak may have paused briefly last night against the Dodgers, but it was a beautiful night to be at the ballpark. Below, watching batting practice from the field, were Buch Construction’s Ryan Vick and Tiphanie Purkat, Brookfield regional head Paul Schulman, Eagle Bank president Mike Flynn, and 3DG Architecture and Design founders Georgette and John Goldman. Behind-the-scenes organizer: intrepid son and sports nut Elliott Bisnow.
By the way, 3DG hosts an Open House this Sunday in Columbia Heights to show a 4,000 SF renovation it’s done that represents the region’s first LEED Certification for a small-scale condo. Co-hosting: Crate & Barrel, which this spring introduces its first green line of home furnishings. Refreshments, of course, will include organic foods.
Showing how to create the illusion of work from the ballpark last night were Bisnow’s Doug Anderson and Brookfield’s Paul Schulman. Ferris Bueller never would have been caught if he’d just had a Blackberry.
Sponsor reps and team captains planning at Old Ebbitt Grill the other day for next month’s “Real Estate Games” were, from above left, Studley's Adam Brecher, SmithGroup's Brian Reilly and Elaine Gray, JDRF's Pam Gatz, CB's Sherry Cushman, and Quadrangle's Jeff Bates, while First Potomac Realty Trust's Berkeley Jeffress points from the back at you readers who need to sign up! For 18 years the real estate community has been annually showing its athletic prowess to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and on June 14th will be at it again on the grounds of American University, expecting a record 1300. Chaired by Monument go-getters Jeff Neal and Michael Darby, it'll be an 8 AM - 4 PM field day for adults: swimming, track and field, basketball, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse, wrestling, ping pong. But also: three-legged races, obstacle courses, foosball, and a tug-of-war. See www.realestategames.org.
From left, Cardinal Bank CEO Bernard Clineburg, Inova Health CEO Knox Singleton, and Cardinal president Kevin Reynolds. I took this picture the other night at the wonderful charity golf and tennis tournament Cardinal puts on annually at the Country Club of Fairfax for the benefit of Inova’s Kellar Center, and figured it belonged in our real estate pub because the honorary chairs were William and Eleanor Hazel. William, as many of you know, is a big NoVa contractor—and, yes, younger brother of Til. But then, like a dummy, I forgot to put the Hazels in the picture! The strong field of players helped gross over $450,000.
Former Redskin cornerback Darryl Pounds, above far right, now a real estate investor who’s created Pounds Properties, was among the supporters recently at the Children's Network International gala at the Sheraton Premiere. Also on hand, from left, BDO Seidman’s Tony Cord; corporate growth strategy consultant Laura Caruso; Weichert residential broker Neil Bacchus; and McManus, Schor, Asmar & Darden’s Emily Cumberland. The gala, titled “The Art of Freedom” and heavily backed by Criterion Systems’ Promod Sharma, raised money to fight child trafficking. Factoid: Laura and Neil are getting married this Saturday!
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