WDCEP’s 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting Showcases Ten Years Serving DC
WDCEP’s 2010 Annual Meeting and Development Showcase (AMDS), was a celebration of ten years of marketing DC as the premiere location for business location and operation. AMDS, held Friday, November 19, provided an overview of real estate development activities in the District, including proposed and planned projects under construction, and newly completed projects. The meeting showcased the $79.2 billion of development activity in DC while featuring the District’s sustainable and innovative undertakings and economic platforms.
This year’s Annual Meeting featured a keynote address by Roger E. Frechette III, PE, LEED-AP, President of PostivEnergy Practice LLC, who spoke on the “High Performance City”. Roger’s recent projects include the 71-story Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, the most energy efficient tall building in the world, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building and man-made structure.
More than 400 business professionals attended this year’s event. AMDS attracted professionals from the real estate and development industries and local government officials. Speakers included Mayor Adrian Fenty, Mayor-elect Vincent Gray, who gave an economic policy address and DC Councilmembers Evans and Bowser.
This year’s Development Showcase featured 37 exhibitors including Forest City Washington, Washington Gas, Roadside Development, Akridge, Trammell Crow Company, Donatelli Development, Capitol Riverfront BID, DDOT, NoMa BID, Urban Atlantic, A&R Development, Douglas Development, Papadopoulos Properties, Interface Media Group, and The Rappaport Companies.
TESLA MOTORS displayed its electric Roadster at AMDS10, which can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, gets 245 miles per charge and emits 0 emissions. TESLA MOTORS, with WDCEP’s site location assistance, plans to open its first District of Columbia location this winter.
WDCEP released one of its most popular publications at AMDS10: The DC Development Report. The 2010/2011 edition features development trends in core economic sectors, DC’s green rankings and more than 80 project highlights. The report summarizes the organization’s database of more than 1,250 development projects.
The publication also includes a DC Development Outlook prepared by Delta Associates. The Development Outlook section details how the national and local economies have been affected by the economic downturn, as well as the outlook for the office, residential and capital markets.
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