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15 Things You Need to Know This Morning
What You Don’t Know About Stephen Alfandre

Photo: Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain in October.
Title: Acquisitions and development director, Toll Brothers City Living.
Company: Luxury suburban homes in DC metro since ’88. Opened urban office in Bethesda in ’12. Built 23 urban high-rises in NYC area and gearing up for similar success in DC. Toll Brothers is in 20 states, City Living has DC, Philly, NYC, New Jersey, Boston, and San Fran offices.
Job: Focus on urban infill for-sale projects in DC metro for City Living and manage acquisitions for Toll Brothers Apartment Living in DC metro.  Travel to NY and Philly for meetings and see new Toll projects but main focus on DC metro. 
Memorable project: Hampden Row – 55-unit luxury condo in Bethesda. Blend of traditional design and modern touches. 
Current project: Second building at ballpark – could be apartment, condo, or mix. (First building is 287 rental units delivering soon.)
Why CRE career: After high school, lived in Barcelona for two years without a car and caught vision and passion for urban living. Wanted to re-create similar spaces.
Grew up: Potomac.
Childhood memory: First snowmageddon on Jan. 6, 1996, when school was out for two weeks. 
Current home: Garrett Park.
Why DC: Grew up here and didn’t want to leave.
Schools: Churchill HS, BYU, and Georgetown MBA.
First job: Lawn-mowing business to fund paintball skirmishes with friends.
Job in another life: Restaurant entrepreneur and fly fishing lodge owner/operator.
Daily habit: Read with family each morning before school; refresh to-do list.
Favorite app: Weather.
Favorite movie: Searching for Bobby Fischer.
Favorite restaurants: Sardi’s Peruvian Chicken and Mintwood Place.
Favorite music group: OAR – hometown band from Wootton HS. 
Favorite vacation spot: Utah skiing in winter; Lake Placid, NY in summer.
Guilty pleasure: Chick-fil-A Oreo milkshakes.
Bucket list: Skiing in Switzerland with wife and golf trip in Scotland with buddies.
Family: Married 10 years to Callie; five kids (ages 9, 7, 4, 3, 7 months).
Greatest fear: Having another child.
Hobbies: Fly fishing, skiing, golf, road biking, mountain biking, making up dramatic stories to tell kids before bed.
Startling fact: Back-up quarterback in high school (Gibran Hamdan) was drafted by Redskins – “not sure what happened to me.”

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3rd Annual Washington DC Construction Summit (Nov. 6th)
Federal Realty to Begin Phase Two Development of Pike & Rose
New Development in Tysons to Bring About 5,000 Apartments in Next Year
Urbanism on the Ballot in Tenleytown, Glover Park, Dupont, Capitol Hill ANC Races
Walkability Brings Mini-Boom to Local Cities Once Left for Dead
Arlington County Summit: Millenials, Office, and Mixed-Use... Oh My!! (Nov. 18)
Discussions about Changes to College Park City Hall Continue
International Spy Museum at a Crossroads as it Looks for New Place to Call Home
Brookfield Sees Retail as Way to Reinvigorate Bethesda's Metro Plaza
Higher Interest Rates, TRIA Sunset Dampen Commercial Real Estate Outlook
Consumer Sentiment in US Rises to Highest Since July 2007

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