Meet the Team

Project 42 Partners has been thoughtfully assembled to bring together a group of team members whose diverse skills and experiences will enable the successful transformation of Parcel 42 into a highly designed and integrated mixed-use and mixed-income development.

If awarded the parcel, the lead developer (Ditto Residential) and development partners (Irving Development and Group360) will establish a special purpose entity (SPE) for purposes of developing the project; the lead developer will serve as managing member of the SPE and ultimately responsible for decision-making, which will be highly collaborative amongst the development partnership.

Ditto Residential

lead developer
Martin Ditto
President + CEO
Dan Roth
VP of Development
Callie Bruemmer
Marketing

Ditto Residential is a property development company in Washington, DC. Their core expertise is in producing spaces that have an outsized focus on design. Their products elicit a reaction, are memorable and cause people to rethink the kind of environment in which they choose to live. For Ditto, development is improvement and their goal is to positively change the city’s landscape.

By taking this approach to development--producing buildings with extraordinary architecture and design--they are able to yield impressive returns for their investors, as well as satisfy their our high standards. Since 2008, Ditto Residential has completed 60+ projects. They currently have $130 million in active development.

Their success requires both the vision to build great spaces and the ability to deliver those spaces efficiently and profitably. To achieve this they have carefully cultivated a team of talented and diverse individuals. By being extremely selective about their hires, Ditto is able to invest a substantial amount of resources to attract and retain the top performers who share their values.

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Group360
Real Estate Advisors

development partner
Max Brown
CEO

Group360 Real Estate Advisors, a subsidiary of Group360, has been providing real estate advisory services to a range of clients for over 15 years. Principal Max Brown will be leading Group360's effort as part of the team.

Group360 Real Estate Advisors Principal, Max Brown, began work in the District with the CFO Anthony Williams in 1995. There, Brown worked on the District’s first Tax Increment Financing (TIF) deal, Gallery Place, after helping draft the legislation authorizing TIF’s in DC. Brown went on to assist Mayor Anthony Williams in establishing the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, and complete the deal for the Columbia Heights Development of the Target and associated buildings.

In the private sector, Brown worked closely with Boston Properties on Square 54 on Pennsylvania Avenue; Trammel Crow on several TDR deals; Forest City on their City Center Proposal; and with Hilton Worldwide of their pursuit of the Old Post Office Pavilion. Work included strategic planning; team selection; presentation development; communications and community outreach.

Additionally, Brown has worked with other developers in DC including, Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Related, among others.

Irving Development

development partner
Bryan S. Irving
Principal

Bryan S. Irving is a native Washingtonian, with over 20 years of development in the District. Bryan founded Blue Skye Construction/ Development in 2006. His company, Irving Development, provides affordable housing for DC residents. Having developed over 600 units of affordable housing with Blue Skye, Bryan looks forward to creating the same opportunities with Irving Development.

R. McGhee & Associates

interior architect
Ronnie McGhee
Principal-in-Charge

Founded in 2000, R. McGhee & Associates has been providing services in the areas of architecture, interior design, and historic preservation for 15 years.

R. McGhee & Associates (RMc) is a Certified Small Business and LSDBE architectural firm located in Washington, DC and provides a full range of architectural, historic preservation, and urban design services. RMc is comprised of 12 highly motivated and qualified design professionals including five LEED accredited professionals with experience in completing residential, commercial, and institutional facilities. RMc takes particular pride in its experience and success with the analysis, alteration, restoration, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. RMc has concentrated on developing specialized techniques to bring unique and difficult projects to fruition; including skills in building consensus and support with neighborhoods, community groups, and regulatory bodies to achieve client goals.

RMc has worked closely with both DC and federal agencies including the National Park Service (NPS), Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), DGS, and the DC Historic Preservation Office, as well as local agencies, preservation organizations, and public interest and community groups on a variety of successful master plans and building design projects. RMc utilizes 25 years of experience working with local and federal agencies on new construction and historic properties to deliver projects on-time and on-budget.

The goals and objectives of RMc projects are accomplished within specific parameters including but not limited to time, project budgets, organizational efficiency, tenant comfort, life safety codes, LEED guidelines, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, all with absolute attention to their client’s programs. Their ability to interpret project data, and their experience in analyzing regional building and zoning codes combined with their knowledge of local communities and neighborhood organizations allows their team to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of the client and community.

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DEP Designs

EXterior architect
Chuong Cao
Principal
Andy Tran
Project Designer
Kirrit Thakkar
Project Manager

Dep is an architecture, interior design, and master planning firm founded in 2008. Led by Chuong Cao and Giang Dinh, Dep is committed to creating modern and elegant design solutions that contribute to the environment and the experiences of the occupants. We create solutions that help our clients to exceed their goals and are of timeless value.

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Lee & Associates

landscape architect
Jeff Lee
Principal
Adrienne McCray
Senior Associate
Ben Tauber
Senior Associate

°leeandassociatesinc is a respected and highly responsive firm offering landscape architecture, urban design, and land planning services.  They approach each project with the aim to successfully integrate natural systems with the built environment.  They combine innovative technology with environmentally-sensitive designs, meeting our client’s aspirations, budget, and schedule. Based in Washington, DC, the award-winning practice offers more than 25 years of experience in serving public and private clients.  The firm offers a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to foster a dynamic of consensus; empowering clients and professional teams to make informed decisions together; engaging in frank and open dialogue throughout the planning, design, and implementation process.

°leeandassociatesinc tailor every design solution to meet the project’s specific objectives; exploring, developing, and delivering the potential inherent in each site.  This design methodology enables us to create sustainable solutions and healing realities forever evolving landscapes. 

°leeandassociatesinc is a smaller company by choice; offering direct access to our senior professionals.  The principal and project managers monitor each project, from initiation to completion, with directors in planning, urban design, and cultural resources balancing the studio’s landscape architectural focus. Each project benefits from thorough attention to the project’s micro and macro concerns, and is reviewed through a rigorous QA/QC procedure prior to delivery at each phase.  When the complexities of assignments require a multidisciplinary team of engineers and specialty consultants, the firm is able to lead and coordinate these collaborations which are demonstrated through the firm’s numerous Awards for Design Excellence.

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Bozzuto Management Company

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
STEPHANIE WILLIAMS
President of Bozzuto Management

The Bozzuto Group, a privately held, integrated real estate services organization. Together we create quality homes and extraordinary communities—some 38,000 residences to date—while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service and consistent value for customers and partners.

We are founded on values. In 1988, founding partners Tom Bozzuto, Rick Mostyn, John Slidell, and the late Bernard Lubcher, formed The Bozzuto Group grounded on four core values that continue to guide the company today. Concern for the people and the communities we touch. Creativity in everything we do. Passion in our approach to business. And a belief that perfection is a goal worth pursuing.

Bozzuto Management is totally committed to a single goal: the complete satisfaction of our clients and residents. Delivering on that promise has won us numerous national awards, the loyalty of our residents, and the trust of more than 50 third-party owners who have come to rely on our expertise and proven performance.

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Streetsense

retail consultant
Jared Meier
Director of Retail Strategy
Colin Greene
Team Lead - Planning

Streetsense is an uncommon collective of designers and strategists offering solutions in public sector, real estate, retail, restaurant, and hospitality. We specialize in research and analysis, planning, architecture, urban design, branding and marketing, and interior design. Their interdisciplinary approach contributes to dynamic, cohesive, and innovative projects and deliverables.

Founded in 2001 as a real estate strategy firm, Streetsense has evolved over the last 14 years in response to emerging needs in the market. Today the firm offers expertise across a variety of disciplines and industries, reaching outside the box to deliver dynamic, customized solutions. Streetsense creates memorable places, distinctive brands, and meaningful experiences. They are constantly refining our approach and expanding their capabilities to offer the best service and most innovative solutions.

Streetsense is an inherently collaborative firm, both internally among our diverse studios and with our clients. They don’t work in a black box - Streetsense welcomes input from clients and whom they partner with at key stages throughout the process to ensure that a client’s is achieved at every level of the project. Streetsense loves what they do, and they do our best work when clients are just as excited about the work. Streetsense loves working with open-minded, forward-thinking, and responsive clients.

Streetsense brings unparalleled expertise in planning and development. The firm partners with clients to tackle a variety of challenges in the built environment and deliver robust and comprehensive solutions grounded in market realities.

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Gorove/Slade Associates

traffic engineer
Erwin Andreas
Principal

Established in 1979, Gorove/Slade Associates, Inc. provides professional engineering and planning consulting services addressing traffic, transportation, and parking matters. Their strategic planning, research and technical services cover a variety of transportation topics including transportation systems, pedestrian and bicycle networks, master planning, major thoroughfare and roadway planning, traffic signal systems, and parking facilities.

They are knowledgeable on the functionality of facilities that serve pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, and motor vehicle traffic and are conducive to our clients’ objectives for creative and efficient places. They identify opportunities to enhance the environmental aspects of client’s plans by making good, safe and attractive linkages to all travel modes, reducing the need and cost of parking, and identifying programs that encourage people to walk, bike, and use alternatives to the private automobile.

Gorove/Slade’s professional staff of Professional Engineers (P.E.) and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) stays current in national trends and contributes to the broader transportation planning and engineering professions.  Active participation in associations including the Society for College and University Planning, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Planning Association ensures that they comprehend national best practices and apply them to their projects.

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Holland & Knight

legal counsel
Kryus Freeman
Partner

Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C. Land Use Team offers comprehensive services for landowners, developers and financial institutions in all facets of land use entitlements in the District. Their multidisciplinary approach draws upon the extensive experience of our firm’s Environmental, Construction and Affordable Housing teams.

The depth and range of their experience covers not just zoning and historic preservation, but also government policy, legislative affairs, tax incentives and abatements, and licensing and permitting. They provide counsel for a broad spectrum of property owners and tenants - developers of large- and small-scale office, retail and multifamily projects, businesses, retailers, institutions, foreign missions and international organizations, colleges and universities, private schools, hospitals, churches, non-profit and trade associations, and individual homeowners.

Understanding escalating government regulation in the areas of planning, zoning and land development throughout Washington, D.C. is essential to achieving land use objectives. The Land Use Team at Holland & Knight is a wide-ranging practice dedicated to offering regional insight and targeted services for counsel you can trust.

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and other professionals in 22 U.S. offices, as well as Bogotá and Mexico City. Among the nation’s largest law firms, Holland & Knight provides representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.

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Wiles Mensch

civil engineer
Mary Ramsey
Principal
Aaron Armstrong
Project Manager

Wiles Mensch Corporation-DC (WMC-DC) is a 16 person Corporation formed in 2009, is a CBE-certified firm (LSZ6352062017) in the District of Columbia that provides civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, land planning, urban design, and development consulting services to public and private organizations throughout the metropolitan DC area.  Innovative solutions and sound technical advice are reflected in all of WMC-DC’s areas of expertise, including urban research, design and engineering, development planning, site selection, urban and landscape design, comprehensive and environmental planning, and growth management.

WMC-DC offers a full spectrum of surveying & engineering services, including topographic, boundary & utility surveying, GPS and close-range photogrammetry, site design for grading, drainage, stormwater management, water, sewer, roads, paving, parking, transportation networks, and sedimentation and erosion controls.  The accumulated experience is national in scope and includes a significant number of commercial structures, mixed-use units, residential properties, museums, historic structures, technical centers, research facilities, and public building projects.  WMC-DC is equally aware of the special nature and unique requirements of historical restoration and preservation projects.

The unique landscape that makes up Washington DC and surrounding suburban areas allow various approaches to the design of residential environments.  WMC-DC has been afforded the opportunity to work on numerous residencies which include low, mid, and high rise residences, low income housing facilities, and residences that are incorporated into mixed-use development.

Mixed-use development is a dynamic way to infuse retail, residential, and office space in a condensed area. WMC-DC has, and continues to, develop the upcoming areas in Washington, DC.  This has included the newly developed neighborhood of NoMA, U Street Corridor, and the Southeast Waterfront region.  WMC’s experience also includes the unique project of CityMarket at O which involves the revitalization of the Shaw community that incorporates historical elements.

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