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14 Things You Need to Know This Morning

14 Things You Need to Know This Morning

What You Don’t Know About Chris Ballard

Hometown: Alexandria.
Title: Principal, McWilliams|Ballard.
What does your company do: Help developers design, market, and sell residential projects in DC area and West Palm Beach.
Recent projects: Wardman Tower - 32 condos priced from $2M. Project will redefine the DC luxury condo market. 
School: George Mason and Johns Hopkins. 
First job: Gas station attendant.
Biggest challenge: Navigating the downturn far longer than hoped or anticipated.
Favorite music groups: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Peter Gabriel.
Favorite vacation: Jackson, Wy.
Favorite movie: Aliens (1986). I’m stuck in the 80s.
Favorite restaurant: Ovvio Osteria, Merrifield, Va.
Family facts: Married; four daughters (7, 10, 13, 15), female dog (5).
Hobbies: Rock climbing, Formula 1 races (11 and counting).
Startling fact: As father to four daughters, been to more Taylor Swift concerts than any other singer or band. 
Job you’d like to have in another life: Formula One driver.
Person (living or dead) you’d like to meet: Ayrton Senna, who had more drive and passion than anyone else in the racing profession.


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