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14 Things You Need to Know This Morning
What You Don't Know About Janis Schiff
Photo: Second from right, Segway tour of Jerusalem.
Title: Partner, Holland & Knight.
What that means: Firm owner along with 400 partners; Specializes in real estate, retail development and leasing, CRE leasing, and Israel practice.
Word describing DC CRE: Interesting.
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.
Currently live: Logan Circle.
Came to DC for: Post law school clerkship for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in 1983.
School: Undergrad from Brandeis University; Suffolk University Law School.
First job: Camp counselor.
Job in another life: University president.
Person (living or dead) to meet: Eleanor Roosevelt.
Greatest fear: Roller coasters.
Daily habit: Playing Words with Friends on iPad. Typically has 25 games going at same time. 
Favorite music groups: Billy Joel and Elton John.
Favorite book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Favorite movie: Pretty Woman (1990).
Favorite vacation: Vence, France.
Favorite restaurant: B Too (DC).
Bucket list: Cruise to Alaska.
Family facts: Married 34 years to Phil Schiff, Tech Council of Maryland CEO; Son, Justin (second year at University of Miami Law School); Dog, Oliver.
Hobbies: Biking, sailing, decorating.
Advice to 18-year-old self: Be more adventurous and try more things before settling into job/ career.


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