Monthly Luncheon Program Summaries

November 15, 2016
Post Election Round-Up with CNN's Gloria Borger

September 13, 2016
Panoramic Perspective of a Dynamic City

May 12, 2016
The Future of Pennsylvania Avenue

January 21, 2016
The Politics of Business: CREW DC Hosts Mary Matalin and Donna Brazile

September 24, 2015
Commercial Real Estate: On the Brink of Disruption

January 29, 2015
CREW DC Welcomes Mayor Muriel Bowser

June 11, 2014
Winning Ways—Developing with WMATA

January 7, 2014
Daniel H. Pink on Persuading, Influencing, and Moving Others

October 15, 2013
Redefining Retail

Heather Arnold, Streetsense
Avis Black, Safeway, Inc.
Chris Donatelli, Donatelli & Klein Development
David von Storch, Capitol City Brewing Company, VIDA Fitness, and 901 Restaurant

June 18, 2013
Development Titans Look to the Future

Helen Haerle, Corporate VP, Quadrangle Development Corporation
Eileen Nacev, Vice President - Commercial Asset Manager and Director of Sustainability, The JBG Companies
Todd Rich, Managing Director/Regional Director, Washington DC office, Tishman Speyer
Ray Ritchey, Executive VP and Head of the Washington DC office, Boston Properties, Inc.
Donna Shafer, Executive Vice President, Cityline Partners

May 30, 2013
Creative Arts: Catalyst for Economic Development

Jim Abdo, President and CEO, Abdo Development
Toby Bozzuto, President, The Bozzuto Group
Alice Haase, Co-founder, CastroHaase PLLC
Juanita Hardy, Executive Director, CulturalDC
Victor L. Hoskins, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

April 23, 2013
Charter Schools: The Process

Joe Bruno, Founder, Building Hope
Yolanda Cole, Principal, Hickok Cole
Bill Quinby, Executive Vice President, Studley
Rudy Seikaly, Chief Executive Officer, MCN Build

February 20, 2013
Reuse, Reposition and Rewards

Michelle Berliner, VP, Asset Management of Brookfield Asset Management’s Brookfield Property Group
Marc DeLuca, Managing Director, Clarion Partners
Diana Horvat, AIA, IIDA LEED AP, Managing Principal, Perkins+Will
Dorothy Robyn, Public Building Services Commissioner

January 23, 2013
Post Inauguration Politics with Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe program and best-selling author

December 14, 2012
Current Market Trends: Ambassadors Weigh in on Europe in the Context of Global Real Estate

H.E. Elena Poptodorova, Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States
H.E. Nuno Brito, Ambassador of Portugal to the United States
H.E. Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States
Stephen R. Collins, Managing Director, International Capital Group, Jones Lang LaSalle

September 20, 2012
Loved to Death; The Plan for Restoring the National Mall

Chip Akridge, Chairman, Trust for the National Mall and Chairman, Akridge
Lindsay Shulman Pugh, Director of Corporate Relations, Trust for the National Mall
Teresa Durkin, Senior Project Director, Trust for the National Mall
Chad Tiedemann, Partner, Holland & Knight

June 13, 2012
Looking Forward by Looking Back

Deborah Wilson, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Walker & Dunlop
A. Leslie Ludwig, Partner – Finance, The JBG Companies
Susan Carras, Senior Managing Director, HFF
Deborah Ratner Salzberg, President, Forest City Washington
Jayne Shister, Senior Managing Director, Cassidy Turley

May 16, 2012
The REIT Way to Own, Operate and Finance Commercial Real Estate

Bonnie Gottlieb, NAREIT and former CREW DC President
George F. (Skip) McKenzie, President & CEO, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust and Member, NAREIT Board of Governors
Roger Waesche, Jr., President & CEO, Corporate Office Properties Trust
W. Edward Walter, President & CEO, Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. and NAREIT’s First Vice Chair

April 25, 2012
Shaping the Face of DC Through Development: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Jair Lynch, President and CEO, Jair Lynch Development Partners
Chris Gladstone, President, Quadrangle
Matt Klein, President, Akridge
Stanley Sloter, President and CEO, Paradigm
Rich Bradley, Executive Director, Downtown DC BID

March 22, 2012
The Money Question: Looking at Lending in 2012

Brian Gould, Senior Vice President – Finance, The JBG Companies
Grace Huebscher, President and CEO, Beech Street Capital
Rick Lyon, Executive Vice President, Capital One Bank
Bryan McDonnell, Principal, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company

February 16, 2012
Wal-Mart: Friend or Foe to DC Retail?

Janis Schiff, Partner, Holland & Knight
Henry Fonvielle, Rappaport Companies
Kathy Roberson, Combined Properties
Morgan Zegenheim, McCaffery Interest
Tony Rodgers, A&R Development

January 17, 2012
Equalizing Leadership: A Conversation with Marie C. Wilson

Marie Wilson, Founder of the White House project, Foundation for Women, and Take Our Daughters to Work Day