Photo: Back row, second from right with Henry Fonvielle, Steve Pugh, Miles Spencer and Steve Strazzella in front row at Porcupine Rim mountain bike ride in Moab, Utah last May.
Title: Portfolio Leasing VP, Rappaport.
Job: In charge of team leasing Rappaport’s portfolio of over 50 shopping centers in DC area.
Years on the job: 2.
Memorable project: 340k SF Walmart-anchored Skyland Town Center in DC’s Ward 7. Mixed-use project includes 480 apartment units over 215k SF of street retail and next to 125k SF Walmart. Broke ground after 14 years of pre-development work.
Current project: Recently acquired 110k SF Giant-anchored Wellington Station in Manassas.
CRE career: Studied aerospace engineering in college and got CRE bug during second half of junior year. Shifted gears to finance and worked for San Diego-based medical office building developer after graduation.
Grew up: Fair Oaks, CA.
Current home: Bethesda.
Why DC: Opportunity to work in acquisitions group at Federal Realty.
School: San Diego State.
First job: Chevron service station, pumping gas, cleaning up after eight mechanics and helping rebuild motors and repair cars.
Jobs in another life: Master woodworker and mountain bike tour guide.
Daily habit: Early breakfast with two older sons and drive them to school.
Favorite apps: Waze and Gamechanger.
Favorite movie: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Favorite restaurants: Taco Bamba and Cava.
Favorite music: 80s, reggae and country.
Favorite vacation spot: Santorini (proposed to wife there 20 years ago).
Guilty pleasure: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA.
Bucket list: Three-month, cross-country road trip with family in diesel Sprinter camper, towing trailer with camping gear, mountain and road bikes.
Family: Married 20 years to Melissa; three sons (9 and 14 year-old twins)
Hobbies: Family adventures, mountain biking, road biking, skiing, watching and coaching son’s sports (travel baseball and bike racing), traveling and mentoring young professionals.
Startling fact: Unique ability to draw out near-death experiences for anybody willing to join along on mountain bike, raft or ski adventures.