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15 Things You Need to Know This Morning

What You Didn’t Know About Todd Pearson

Photo: Last weekend at the NFL draft – second from right.
Title: VP, acquisitions and development, B.F. Saul Company.
Company: 250 employees; owns, develops, and manages DC area office, residential, hotel, and retail; company launched in 1892.
Job: Acquisition, master planning, entitlement, design, and development of large mixed-use projects. 
Memorable (and current) project: Assembling 17 acres at Twinbrook Metro – first parcel was owned by 14 family members located throughout the US and required unanimous consent. Now planning and entitling mixed-use development on site.
CRE career start: Led internal audit department at B.F. Saul and learned all parts of the company. Noticed “deal guys” had most fun and became one of them after an MBA and several great mentors.
Grew up: Loudoun County – family home since 1700s, so was voted mostly likely to stay in Loudoun in high school. 
Current home: Woodley Park.
Why DC: At the urging of “gorgeous” wife and desire for a shorter commute – now has more time with kids.
Schools: Virginia Tech and UVA (Darden).
First job: Cleaning stalls on a sheep farm – got fired for accidentally letting rams in with the ewes.
Job in another life: Politics.
Daily habit: Ask kids about the highlight of their day.
Favorite movie: Rocky III.
Favorite restaurants: Peter’s Carry-Out and Restaurant Nora.
Favorite band: Rolling Stones.
Favorite vacation spot: Annual family beach trip to OBX – one big house filled with 35 people.
Guilty pleasures: Pizza and Graeter’s Ice cream.
Bucket list: Run with the bulls in Pamplona.
Family: Married 10 years; three sons (9, 7, 1) and daughter (3).
Hobbies: Skiing, road biking, and reading. 
Startling fact: Ran Marine Corps Marathon with no training to win a bet. Finished but almost got beat by Teddy (Nats’ mascot). “Worst decision ever.”


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