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DCBIA Leaders in Development
Foundations Lunch Series

The Foundations Series will provide developing leaders with introductory (101-level) information about specialized functional areas critical to real estate. Dynamic, experienced and knowledgeable industry experts will provide foundational education with real-world project examples through lunch seminars. The monthly seminars will walk through a “curriculum” once every two years based on feedback from the DCBIA Leaders in Development (DLD)hip about subjects of interest. Through these seminars, participants could learn to answer the following types of questions:

How do we ensure that buildings don’t fall down, and what impacts does structural engineering have on design and cost? What are the major terms in a commercial lease, and what’s important to landlords and tenants? What are the key components of zoning and land use law which dictate what one can build on a given property? What is a term sheet, letter of intent, purchase and sale agreement, and how are acquisition transactions negotiated?

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2015 Foundations Luncheons

June | Foundations Lunch
Site Planning 101 - The Start of a Memorable Project Featured
Case Study: Washington Gateway

Matt Robinson, Principal | MRP Realty
Marius Radulescu, AIA, Associate Principal | SK+I Architecture

May | Foundations Lunch
Preconstruction - It's Not Just Cost Estimating
John Bornholdt | Manager of Estimating, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Bennie Kovach | Preconstruction Manager, DAVIS Construction

March | Foundations Lunch
Beyond Coworking
how to coworking model disrupts the commercial leasing,
building ownership and design

Alex Kopicki | Co-Founder, CEO of Kinglet
Mark Ramirez | Director of Commercial Office, Hickok Cole Architects
Lori Geftic | Associate, Hickok Cole Architects

February | Foundations Lunch
Economic Development in the District of Columbia
Keith J. Sellars | President & CEO
Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)

January | Foundations Lunch
Adaptive Reuse Renovations - Retail, Residential, Mixed-use, and Beyond
Keith Foote | Douglas Development
Kevin Milstead | Shalom Baranes Associates

2014 Foundations Luncheons

November | Foundations Lunch
Condo Development in DC, a Hot Market
Chris Ballard - Principal | McWilliams Ballard

October | Foundations Lunch
Revolution of the Workplace Environment
Jim WIlliamson - IILD, LEED AP, Principal | Gensler
Theresa Shiels - Principal | Gensler

September | Foundations Lunch
TOPA: The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act
Jeffrey H. Gelman | Saul Ewing LLP

August | Foundations Lunch
Land Use and Zoning in the District of Columbia
Allison Prince | Goulston & Storrs

June | Foundations Lunch
Positioning Yourself for Success:
Authentic Strategies for Standing Out in the Crowd

Dana Theus | InPower Consulting

May | Foundations Lunch
Green Building Design from an Owner & End User Perspective
Matt Hopkins, AIA AICP LEED BD+C
Director of Architecture & Sustainability | streetsense

April | Foundations Lunch
Affordable Housing: The Basics
Pam Askew, Senior Vice President | WC Smith

March | Foundations Lunch
DC Politics and Real Estate
David Goldblatt, Principal | Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP

January | Foundations Lunch
Planning, Implementation and the Future of LEED
Myrrh Caplan, LEED AP | Skanska
Evan Tyroler, LEED AP O+M | Cassidy Turley
Amy Boyce | Cassidy Turley

2013 Foundations Luncheons

October | Foundations Lunch
Real Estate's New Investment Frontier- Crowdfunding
Ben Miller | Fundrise

September | Foundations Lunch
Retail Trends – Perspective from Owner/Developer/Broker
Henry Fonvielle | The Rappaport Companies

July | Foundations Lunch
Negotiation - How to Get What You Want
Jessica Miller | Cushman & Wakefield

June | Foundations Lunch
Behind the Big Projects - What You Need to Know

Matthew Bell, FAIA | EE&K Architects, a Perkins Eastman company

April | Foundations Lunch
Landlord and Tenant Broker Representation:
The Decision Making Process & Market Update

Doug Mueller | Jones Lang LaSalle
Josh Hartman | Avison Young

March | Foundations Lunch
Entrepreneurship in Real Estate – How We Did It
Kevin Riegler | CAS Riegler
Joe Reger | The JCR Companies

February | Foundations Lunch
Construction Financing, Building in Today's Environment
Katherine Reid | Wells Fargo
Senior Vice President

January | Foundations Lunch
Historic Preservation - At the Core of Washington, D.C.
Graham Davidson | Hartman-Cox Architects
David Maloney | DC Historic Preservation Office

2012 Foundations Luncheons

December | Foundations Lunch
Development Project Management
Pete Otteni | Boston Properties
Vice President of Development

October | Foundations Lunch
Intro to Asset Management
Greg Meyer | Brookfield Properties
Senior Vice President

September | Foundations Lunch
Financing with FHA Mortgage Insurance - The Misunderstood Financing Option
Dee McClure | CWCapital
Senior Vice President

August | Foundations Lunch
Lunch with the President
Ernie Jarvis | First Potomac Realty Trust
Senior Vice President, DCBIA President

July | Foundations Lunch
An Introduction to Base Building Construction
Dave Coleman | Skanska USA Building
Senior Project Manager

June | Foundations Lunch
The Essential Components of Civil Engineering
Dan Duke | Bohler Engineering

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April | Foundations Lunch
Joshua Slan  |  Commerical Counsel
Brian Lobuts  |  VP & Associate Regional Director
First American Title Insurance Company

March | Foundations Lunch
Interior Design, Your Next Competitive Advantage
Steve Polo  |  Partner, OPX

February | Foundations Lunch
Structural Engineering 101
Mark Tamaro | Thornton Tomasetti
Principal, Office Manager - Washington, D.C

January | Foundations Lunch
Real Estate Fundraising 101
Brian D. Berry | Tishman Speyer
Managing Director, Regional Director - Washington, D.C.

Todd S. Rich | Tishman Speyer
Managing Director, Acquisitions

2011 Foundations Luncheons

January | Foundations Lunch
Zoning and Land Use Law in DC
Phil Feola, Gouston & Storrs

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February | Foundations Lunch
Residential Architecture 101
Phil Esocoff, Esocoff and Associates - Building Residential Architecture with Style

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March | Foundations Lunch
Real Estate Fundraising 101
Greg Tomasso, Vice President, Leasing, Akridge
Introduction to Office Space Leasing

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April | Foundations Lunch
Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about LEED but were Afraid to Ask
Iris Amdur, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Principal, GreenShape, LLC

May | Foundations Lunch
Preconstruction Estimation
Matt O'Malley, Preconstruction Executive, Clark Construction

June | Foundations Lunch
Today's Networking: How to Navigate from Elevator Pitches to Social Media Estimation
Presented by: Marilynn Deane Mendell, President, WinSpin CIC, Inc.

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July | Foundations Lunch
Adapting the Historic - Integrating the Modern
Presented by: Paul Millstein of Douglas Development & Rebecca Miller of DC Preservation League

August | Foundations Lunch
Financing – The Money Behind the Projects
Presented by: Howard Riker of Hines

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September | Foundations Lunch
Government Leasing 101
Presented by: Kim Pagotto | Partner, DLA Piper