Washington DC is known for magnificent historic buildings and structures, innovative houses, grand commercial developments and important government properties. There are a number of excellent, well-respected, experienced family-owned Washington DC real estate development companies that are involved in government construction. These companies are charged with not only following strict safety guidelines, protocols and government standards and creating beautiful, energy-efficient structures, but managing the landscape and preserving the environment as well. These companies must also pass rigorous screening and scrutiny before they chosen to develop government properties
The Frank Haney Company is one of those specially selected family-owned real estate development companies that has been working on government properties for years. Founded in 1967, the company has amassed a portfolio that’s worth in excess of $10 billion. Among their many projects is The Portals Office Complex. This complex, located in Southwest Washington DC, houses the headquarters of the Federal Communication Commission. It also has restaurant space which covers 125,000 square feet, plus there is office space totaling more than 1.8 million square feet, a 400 room hotel, as well as retail space.
Douglas Development is another family-owned company that develops government property in Washington DC. The company, which was founded by Douglas Jamil in 1985, constructs fully-integrated development and building services for both the government and private citizens. The company is known for its creative restructuring of historic properties. Douglas Development has won several awards for the outstanding quality of its preservation works. Downtown BID recently gave the company their Citizen of the Year Award.
Since 1952, Lerner Enterprises has been investing in and developing real estate located throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area. The company was started by lawyer Ted Lerner with a $250 loan from his wife. The family-owned firm has developed Washington DC real estate in excess of 20 million square feet. Some of the property it developed is home to the Bureau of Land Management and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new headquarters. A full-service real estate development company, Learner Enterprise’s projects include retail, commercial and residential development.
Their portfolio includes more than 22,000 private homes and 7,000 apartments. Among their notable achievements are award winning projects like the Dulles Town Center and Washington Square.
Along with housing government facilities frequented by the general public, stars of stage, screen and television including Lady Gaga, James Gandolfini and Lionel Richie regularly visit the properties these family-owned companies create.