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15 Things You Need to Know This Morning

15 Things You Need to Know This Morning
What You Don't Know About Elizabeth Norton

Photo: With husband, Andrew, at Haystack Rock on Oregon coast last summer. 
Title: Mid-Atlantic managing research director, Transwestern.
Company: 34 US offices (6 in mid-Atlantic) and 2,000 employees.    
Job: Direct economic and commercial real estate analysis and spot and forecast industry trends in office and flex/industrial for reports and white papers. Transferred from Delta Associates (Transwestern affiliate) this year to launch internal research department, which now has three researchers. Also, working on integrating research throughout firm's mid-Atlantic service areas.   
Current project: Just completed white paper on economic and office demand impact from Silver Line through 2040.
Grew up: Bar Harbor, Maine.
Current home: Arlington.
Why DC: Did undergrad at American and stuck around. 
School: AU and Maryland.
First job: Bus girl at Bar Harbor seafood and steak restaurant. 
Job in another life: Vet (love animals) or unarmed detective (too afraid of firearms but love to solve mysteries). 
Greatest fear: Bees, hornets, and anything else that flies and stings. 
Daily habit: Morning coffee and exercise – running, biking, or weight lifting. 
Favorite app: OpenTable and Amazon. 
Favorite movies: Lost in Translation and The Big Lebowski.
Favorite restaurant: Cheestique (Shirlington).
Favorite book: Food Politics by Marion Nestle.
Favorite vacation spot: Acadia National Park – grew up half mile from park.
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate chip cookies. 
Bucket list: Visit Banff, hike Machu Picchu, and tour Italy on bike. 
Family facts: Married six years; Persian cat name Zoe.
Hobbies: Running, hiking, biking and cooking. Just finished Century Ride (yup, 100 miles) in Salisbury, Md., and finished the Reston Century earlier this year. 
Startling fact: At 16, bet father $500 could run 26.2 miles (marathon distance). He accepted (thinking she couldn’t do it) and ended up paying. “That solidified my love of long distance running.”  


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