Photo: Grand Canyon at Zoroastria peak last year.
Title: SVP, acquisitions, Lowe Enterprises.
What that means: Acquire parcels of land, apartment buildings, and mixed-use with residential components.
Company: Commercial, residential, hotel, and resort acquisition, development, and management.
Most memorable project: CityVista at 5th and K Streets, NW. 120k SF mixed use, completed 2008, with 441 condos, 244 apartments, and 70k SF retail.
DC CRE market in one word: Duck. Need to watch ourselves, make it look easy, and work hard under the surface.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Currently live: Park View, DC.
Came to DC for: Wanted to be close to south after grad school.
School: BS in Civil engineering, Florida A&M; MBA and JD, Harvard.
First job: Auto dealership, helping sales people, greeting customers, answering phones.
Job in another life: Chemistry teacher.
Daily habit: Takes three hours to wake up.
Favorite movies: Coming To America (1988); National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1983).
Favorite vacation: Capetown, South Africa.
Bucket list: Motorcross racing.
Hobbies: Write short stories.
Startling fact: Been driving a 1996 Mazda 626 since buying it new 18 years ago. Has 162k miles and changed battery for first time two years ago.
Advice for the 18-year-old you: Fail fast and have fun.