As promised, this post follows up on yesterday“™s account of the Walker & Dunlop reception. Held last Wednesday, the event was hosted by the firm“™s CEO, Will Walker, who has extensive senior management experience. The firm“™s gathering gave some of the DC region“™s leading executives a chance to exchange business cards, talk shop, and even make a few deals.
Bob Cohen, president and lead producer at DC“™s Perseus Realty, was one high-profile individual at last week“™s event. His firm focuses entirely on commercial property investments as well as office, industrial, retail, and residential development.
Bill Wolfe from First Washington Realty in Bethesda also came out to greet his compatriots. First Washington is a privately-owned investment and management company specializing in community shopping centers throughout the US and abroad. Wolfe, a Harvard-educated president and CEO, also served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Stan Sloter, president of Bethesda“™s Paradigm Companies, joined the many real estate and business executives filling the Metropolitan Club on September 5.
Speaking of business, who can keep Washington DC“™s Carlyle Group far from mind these days? It’s been all over the news lately regarding mergers and acquisitions, making powerful moves to grow the firm. Some of its former executives are doing pretty well for themselves, and Carlyle graduate Esko Korhonen was present at this suit-filled shindig. He“™s a founding partner of Federal Capital Partners (FCP), a leading real estate development and investment company.
Yes, the movers were shaking and the shakers were moving. Well, symbolically anyway. It“™s kind of hard to really get your groove going in your best suit and silk tie“”or heels and a straight skirt. But there“™s a certain fire present when you know you“™re surrounded by the best of the bunch.