Title: Director, CRC Partners.
Job: Acquire urban infill development sites near mass transit.
Years on the job: 12.
Company: Developed (with its related companies) over 60 projects worth $7B in DC region and California.
Memorable project: In 2011, developed two prototype homes for wounded warriors at Ft. Belvoir. One of the last projects designed by Michael Graves before his passing. Wheel-chair bound designer found project relatable.
Current project: Soon to break ground on second phase of large Clarendon project–143-unit mixed-use development. Includes new office space for nonprofit, Bridges to Independence.
CRE career: Started at CRC after business school.
Grew up: Born in Ethiopia during political change; immigrated with family to US at age 6. Settled in Naperville, IL.
Current home: Rowhouse near Nats stadium.
Schools: University of Illinois and Harvard (JD/MBA).
First job: Delivered newspapers.
Job in another life: PGA Tour pro.
Daily habit: Read 2-3 newspapers before work.
Favorite apps: Uber and Parkmobile.
Favorite movie: Star Wars (the original).
Favorite restaurant: Daikaya.
Favorite song: Michael Jackson’s "Human Nature."
Favorite vacation spot: Bali.
Guilty pleasure: Walking 18 holes with phone turned off.
Bucket list: Fund a youth sports program in Ethiopia.
Family: Married six years; son (3).
Startling fact: Used to buy one item a year from SkyMall.
Hear more from Bereket at Bisnow's Future of Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor on Nov. 18 at the Westin Arlington Gateway.