When you think of Southwest DC, Clark Enterprises' president Larry Nussdorf told us yesterday, “you think more of GSA space than the Homer Building. But we decided to bring a world-class building here.” And so Larry (below, with CB’s Roberta Liss) stood in the Shalom Baranes-designed lobby with its wood paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows, welcoming some of the 150 brokers and friends who came to see Capitol View at 425 3rd. It didn’t dampen turnout that they plied guests with amazing lobsters. Larry says the 232k SF building is perfect for high-end lobbying firms, associations, and news agencies who want to be three blocks from The Hill.
Larry’s known Roberta since '83 when she was a project manager (doing HVAC) on the Clark Building in Bethesda. Speaking of which, Larry says he Metro'd from that building to the lunch in just 25 minutes and a $1.35 addfare.
Clearly, they came to the lunch for the speeches. Sara McGregor, owner of Capitol Catering and the woman behind the swank spread, is flanked by Robina Muema and CB’s Mark Klug.
Cassidy & Pinkard's Joe Stettinius, Clark general counsel Becky Owen, and CB’s Scott Frankel.
Staubach’s Mike Di Renzo, Tom McBride, Woodmark’s Jennifer Kurz, CB’s Nicole Woodley, and Staubach’s Ken Patton. You may know her as Tuten, but now that she’s officially off the market, she’s Jennifer Kurz. Staubach newcomer Mike has big news as well: He lowered his handicap by two strokes over the weekend while golfing in South River outside Annapolis.
Staubach’s Creighton Armstrong and David Houck, Lincoln Properties’ John Benziger, and Grubb & Ellis' David DeCamp manage to look dapper even while wearing lobster bibs. When David H. isn’t working, you’ll find him on the Chesapeake Bay sailing his Etchells or offshore racing his CS 40.
The Money People: Bank of America’s Mei Li, James Temple, Rebecca Kaplan Greenspan, and Pamela Fisher.
CB guys Scott Leachman, John Kerr, Doug Mueller, John Germano, Art Santry, and Pat Marr.
Clark Construction Folks: John Dickson, Christian Ryan, Bryan Steingard, and Simone Wettler. They installed five one-ton vibration isolators that serve as the “shocks” for the building— it sits close to the train tracks—just like buildings in earthquake-prone San Francisco. When trains go rumbling past, you can’t feel a thing.