Real Estate Goes on Vacation
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Oh, so that's why you guys aren't returning our calls. DC commercial real estate pros have taken some pretty cool trips this summer, so we asked to see your photos.
Captain America (also known as SB Urban's Brook Katzen) and Bozzuto's Nahir Shah, with friend Alex Halper of Deloitte, ventured to Brazil for the World Cup. The patriotic trio was snapped in Manaus before the USA-Portugal game, which ended in a heartbreaking draw for the stars and stripes. Nihar tells us the group also went piranha fishing in the Amazon. Brook's hard at work with SB Urban's microunit projects in Georgetown, Dupont, and Blagden's Alley, while Nihar's working on two of Bozzuto's condo developments in DC: Parker15 and 460 New York Ave.
David M. Schwarz Architects' Katie Garrett went to Spain for a couple weeks as part of a special travel fellowship for the firm's employees. She tells us she visited Barcelona, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Malaga, Valencia, Mallorca, and Granada, where the photo above was taken while on a bike tour with some friends. Behind the group is the grand Alhambra palace.
Here's Rappaport retail expert Jim Farrell (with daughter Kylie) before parasailing in Isle of Palms, SC. Jim says he and the fam love the beach spot so much, about 10 minutes from Charleston.
Answer Title's Tessa Edison visited several islands this summer, including Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands, where she's snapped above. Her favorite, though, was Tortola, also in the BVIs. She says Answer is busy finishing title work on the Metropolitan Overlook condos in Eckington.
Serten Advisors managing principal Steve Hubberman and family got their selfie on at the Colosseum in Rome.
Here's Arvind Bajaj (left), head of DC-based Madison Marquette's NYC office, at a recent Orioles game at Camden Yards, with his son and Madison Marquette Retail Services Group prez Tom Gilmore and his daughter. Tom, formerly a Rouse Co exec, is a Baltimore native who now lives in LA. Arvind, a Yankees fan, passed on wearing orange, though his eight-year-old son got the memo. He tells us the company is in heavy acquisition mode, with three recent buys in NYC's outer boroughs, two in Seattle, and one in LA.
Your DC reporter hit up New Orleans last weekend, which we told you about on Monday. While touring the recovering Lower Ninth Ward, we found this funky-looking house. The FD stands for Fats Domino, the legendary rock-and-roll pianist who actually still lives there. When we said we were from Bisnow, however, he had no idea who we were. We'd still love to see your best vacation shots, so keep sending them over to Chris Baird.