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May 22, 2008


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KERRI MULLIGAN SALIH, Cushman & Wakefield

After five years as a leasing hotshot with Cassidy & Pinkard, Kerri, 29, joined Cushman last December, and has since won her first big assignment there: 2121 K Street for ING Clarion. In the past 12 months, the U of MD grad (she played D-1 lacrosse on four National Championship teams) has been involved in over 700k SF of transactions for clients like Beacon Capital Partners, Broadway Partners, MRP Realty and Brookfield Properties. When she’s not brokering deals, you’ll find Kerri on the golf course, coaching varsity lacrosse at Georgetown Visitation, or traveling with her husband Sam.
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The 31-year-old senior associate is Pillsbury's DC resource on defeasance transactions (arcane stuff that we think involves refinancing), which was great, until the credit crunch. Luckily, Pete can do a few other things, such as take the lead on Federal Realty's $189M acquisition of the White Marsh retail portfolio and Lowe's $300M acquisition and construction financing on the Hilton Washington. When he's not billing, several nonprofits, including Bethesda Green and Gesher Jewish Day School, are happy to call on Pete to churn out pro bono hours. Outside the office, the Columbia grad and GW Law alum is busy cycling, house-hunting, and grilling.


After Q1 08, the 29-year old tax attorney in Wachovia’s Wealth Management Division was ranked #1 in the company for 1031 Exchanges. In just the last six months, he sourced two of the largest 1031 deposits in Wachovia’s 20 years as an intermediary, all from a cold call for which the sale price of the portfolio was $1.9B. Colleagues say the Wake Forest Law grad and Gtown LLM, has accomplished in four years what others do in decades. The avid runner (eight races since last June) teaches real estate development at GW and just got his Series 7, 66, and Life licenses in record time. At home, James enjoys spending time with wife, Shelley, and their 10 lb Shichon, Kona. He may have a future as the next dog whisperer; after only eight months of training, the pup can speak, play dead, and walk on her hind legs.



As Director of Leasing for Penzance's 2M SF office portfolio for the past three years, the 32-year-old newlywed (he sent us this pic taken on his Blackberry two days ago at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on his honeymoon) has successfully increased average occupancy from mid 80% to upper 90s. Plus, while overseeing the company's entire portfolio as its sole leasing employee, Matt, a poli sci major at AU, was able to complete nearly 350k SF of leases valued at $70M in 2007 alone. With 13 class A and B office buildings from East End and the CBD to Arlington and Reston, he’s already completed 125k SF of leases this year, with many more in progress. And he’s already planning his next international travel (hopefully consulting his new wife).

ANDY YEH, FOX Architects

In the past year, the 33-year-old managing principal of FOX DC has opened a new DC office for the firm (which is pursuing LEED Gold certification), won several high profile project awards (including BP America, Inc. which is pursuing LEED Platinum and Portland Cement Association which is LEED certified Silver), and even welcomed his first baby, son Alexander, last July. In addition to managing the 40 staffer office, Andy serves as principal of the DC interiors studio, managing a portfolio of over 1.5M SF, and spends time jet setting to service national client accounts. On weekends, you'll find the Virginia Tech grad renovating his townhouse in SW DC (which, impressively, he bought at the same time he opened the DC office and had the baby).


ADRIAN CONFORTI, Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers

In 2007, the 33-year-old VP of project management completed $75M in volume, with $80-90M planned for ’08. He’s currently working on capital project management for large investor accounts such as Brookfield and Beacon Properties, a few exclusive leasing/management opportunities, a potential hotel development and brokerage partnership, and growing his third party project management services practice. The Virginia Tech-grad and die-hard music fan (he’s also a songwriter) is celebrating his first anniversary with wife Janel this month and confesses that on most weekends you’ll find the two covered in drywall dust as they renovate their Falls Church home.

TOBY BOZZUTO, Bozzuto Development Company

The 34-year-old EVP and Colgate alum began his career at Columbia National Real Estate as a financial analyst, and got his MS in Real Estate Development from NYU while working in JP Morgan’s real estate debt group.  Since joining father Tom at the Bozzuto Group in 2001, he’s been involved in residential projects from urban high-rise to neo-traditional suburban, the latest of which is the $80M, 496-unit Arbors at Arundel Preserve, which leased up in less than a year, fastest pace in the company’s 20-year history. He’s also active in Baltimore ULI, Maryland Art Place, and Catholic Charities, and stays busy with two daughters, collecting art, and cooking. And how about his background as lead singer/guitarist in a band during college? He even worked for Blues Traveler during his senior year and was hired by Sony Records as a marketing rep out of his dorm room.


Prior to joining Monument in ’06, the 34-year-old VP began her career with the Donohoe Companies, where she oversaw multi-family and hotel projects in the metro area. In the past year, she’s been focused on Monument’s new mixed-use development, Half Street, adjacent to the Nats’ new home. The first phase includes a 275k SF office building, 196-room hotel, 340 residential units, and 50k SF of retail. The James Madison alum also holds a masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from UVA, and is secretary on the Executive Committee of the Capitol Riverfront BID. Oh, and another big project she spends time planning: her September wedding.


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