Last Night at DCBIA!
Every year, guests at DCBIA's Achievement Awards try to top themselves when it comes to fashion. Last night at the Marriott Marquis was no different.
This guest made a brave political statement in favor of extending the yellow train past Mt. Vernon.
Hopping on board the open office craze, this guest ensured maximum exposure to sunlight.
A not-so-subtle reminder to test your building's smoke detectors at least once a month.
Did you know: America once tried to send Justin Bieber back to Canada in a 1031 exchange?
Oh wait, those were the pics from this week's Met Gala in NYC. Here are the real celebrities: FBR co-founder Russ Ramsey, right, here with former DC Mayor Tony Williams, was honored, along with Monumental Sports & Entertainment CEO Ted Leonsis, for chairing Washington 2024, the nonprofit trying to bring the Summer Olympics to DC. (The US Olympic Committee chose Boston.)
DC Water and Sewer CEO George Hawkins, with his wife, Natalie, was the night's public sector honoree. George took the helm in 2009 and immediately started a plan to improve an aging infrastructure. One of his many initiatives is overseeing the $2.6B Clean Rivers Project to nearly eliminate the overflow of sewage and stormwater to the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek. Also honored was PN Hoffman's Monty Hoffman for all his leadership transforming the waterfront.
We also spotted councilmember Brandon Todd (recently elected to Ward 4), Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark-Barnes (Washington 2024 Olympic Bid Team awardee) and Holland & Knight partner Rod Woodson (DCBIA board member).
There was plenty of networking, even outside of the ballroom. We spotted DC Water's Maureen McGowan Holman, Mayor Muriel Bowser's chief of staff John Falcicchio, Councilmember Yvette Alexander (Ward 7), Blue Skye Development and Construction president Scottie Irving, and former Mayor Adrian Fenty.
This EagleBank team included EagleBank EVP and chief commercial real estate lending officer Tony Marquez (proving you can still have fun drinking water), area sales manager Mark Deitz and chairman Ron Paul.
Also spotted were Holland & Knight partner Chip Glasgow, Akridge president and DCBIA VP Matt Klein, Holland & Knight senior counsel Janene Jackson and CSG Urban Partners Charles King.