In Let's Have A Drink, we sit down with the personalities who shape Washington, D.C., real estate — one of the most complex and affluent markets in the country. Hosted by Bisnow East Coast Editor Ethan Rothstein, we examine the deals, the disappointments and, of course, drinks of choice.
A Conversation With Wendy Feldman Block
In this episode, we’re drinking coffee with Savills' Senior Managing Director Wendy Feldman Block at A Baked Joint in Mount Vernon Triangle. Feldman Block, one of Savills’ top brokers, talks about growing up in the earliest days of Reston, representing tenants during the Savings & Loan crisis, being in a woman in real estate after #MeToo and how coworking has reshaped the office leasing market.
A Conversation With Chris Clemente
In this episode, we sit down with Chris Clemente, the founder and CEO of Comstock Cos., a developer based in Reston, Virginia. Over beers at the Palm in Tysons, we talk about his first company, founded when he was in college, going through the Savings and Loan crisis and making the “contrarian play” by building multiple office buildings before signing a tenant at Reston Station.
A Conversation With Amol Sarva
In this bonus episode, we sit down with Knotel co-founder Amol Sarva. We talk about the growth of his flexible workspace company, creating diversity in top management and the mythologies of startups.
A Conversation With Bob Murphy
In this episode, we’re drinking beers with MRP Realty Managing Principal Bob Murphy at Tony and Joe’s in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour. He talks about what it was like for the harbor to go under water — literally — how the Trammell Crow Co. created an "anti-jerk" culture, developing a major housing project in the city and navigating city politics.
A Conversation With Melina Cordero
In this episode we sit down with Melina Cordero, the managing director of retail capital markets at CBRE, at Allegory at Eaton DC on K Street. Over cocktails billed as wellness-focused, we talk about retail bankruptcies, department store reinventions and why she's not so sure online will kill brick-and-mortar.
A Conversation With Monty Hoffman
After a summer hiatus, the Let’s Have A Drink podcast is back with an interview with Monty Hoffman. Hoffman is the CEO of Hoffman & Associates and co-developer of The Wharf, a $2.5B megaproject on the Southwest D.C. waterfront. At the Whisky Charlie, a rooftop bar in one of the Wharf’s three hotels, he talks about shepherding the project through a recession, four acts of Congress and his original partner’s bankruptcy.
Informative and Interesting interviews
Informative and Interesting interviews so far. Would like to hear more owner/developer interviews.
Thanks, Jordan Steinfelder