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The Queen of Tysons

She thought she'd be a trial lawyer after law school. But Donna Shafer is now helping lead the largest landowner/developer in Tysons, and it's why we're excited she'll be a panelist at our 5th Annual Bisnow Washington Real Estate Summit next Wednesday.

Donna, who's helping oversee Cityline's massive Arbor Row and Scotts Run projects in Tysons (which total 10M SF), tells us the "crazy up-and-down work life of a trial lawyer" wasn't for her, so she moved on to real estate law, then the business side. She calls the transformation of Tysons into a true live-work-play environment a once-in-a-lifetime chance "to participate in the making of a great American city." As for Cityline's motto? "Let's make a deal and have some fun along the way." (In that spirit, we decided to give her the moniker in our headline—and hope she doesn't mind.) Click here for more info on Wednesday's big event.

Related Topics: Arbor Row, Scotts Run