The vision to see what the asset, the neighborhood, and indeed the entire city could be and would be with the right leadership to get it there.
Douglas Development Corporation is one of the most dominant and successful real estate developers in the Washington area controlling nearly 9 million square feet. The Company and its principals have earned a national reputation as a leader in redevelopment of historical properties. Douglas Development’s most notable, visible and well known projects are in the East End of Washington, and have served as the catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire area. Besides 7th Street Row (Chinatown) and the Woodies Building, other East End signature properties include 1155 F Street, 950 F Street (The Atlantic Building), 800 F Street (home of the International Spy Museum), 509 7th Street, 912 F Street (The Ventana), and 901 7th Street (The Marlo Building).
Over the years Douglas Development has grown into a fully integrated real estate company with over 85 employees. The firm’s top executives, Jack Brownell, Paul Millstein and Tim Roberts have over 50 years of combined tenure. Between 1990 and 2007, Douglas Development expanded its commercial portfolio from less than 250,000 to nearly 9 million square feet and expanded its portfolio from 15 to over 180 properties.
With a current portfolio of nearly 9 million leasable square feet and over 8 million square feet of developable real estate in the pipeline, Douglas Development is well established as one of the most dominant and successful real estate developers in the Washington area.