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Learn about the companies the D.C. Bar is working with to develop, build, and create the space for the organization's new headquarters. 

Quadrangle Development Corporation


With 88 properties completed or in development, representing more than 25 million square feet and $9.6 billion in investment, Quadrangle is a leading vertically-integrated commercial real estate firm in one of the country's most dynamic and competitive real estate markets—the Washington metropolitan region. The firm employs a highly analytical, market-focused approach to develop, acquire, and operate best-in-class commercial and residential properties in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia.

QDC Development Services of Washington, LLC, an affiliate of Quadrangle, is providing comprehensive development services to the D.C. Bar for both the new building, as well as the build-out of the Bar's space within the new building. Quadrangle has extensive experience providing similar headquarters development services to owners, including both for-profit entities as well as nonprofit organizations such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the National League of Cities, the Center for Public Administration and Service, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

The Wilkes Company

logosThe Wilkes Company is a Washington, D.C., real estate development company that focuses on transit-oriented, mixed-use development—particularly in the city's emerging neighborhoods like Mount Vernon Triangle and NoMa. The company partnered with Quadrangle Development Corporation in the land assemblage, master planning, and development of what is now Mount Vernon Place in the heart of Mount Vernon Triangle. The D.C. Bar's new building will be developed on one of the sites earmarked in the partnership's master plan as a premier headquarters location. The partnership's development services affiliate will also assist the D.C. Bar from project design through project completion.

Kenneth L. Schwartz

logosKen Schwartz is a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP. He has experience in a wide range of real estate and related transactional matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and commercial real estate, debt and equity financing transactions, negotiation of joint venture agreements, design and construction contracts, and agreements relating to real estate development. 

Schwartz's expertise was key as the lead counsel for the D.C. Bar throughout the process of negotiating the real estate transactions.

Allison C. Prince

logosAllison Prince of Goulston & Storrs focuses her legal practice on zoning and land development law, with a particular emphasis on representing educational and nonprofit organizations. She helped the D.C. Bar with land use and zoning matters.

Savills Studley

logosSavills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in representing the end-users of commercial space in lease, purchase, development, and sale transactions. Senior Managing Director Nicole Miller, Executive Vice President Rick Rome, Senior Managing Director Demetri Koutrouvelis, and Senior Managing Director of Project Management Services Jay Bothwell, represented the D.C. Bar. After an extensive search of the market coupled with a comprehensive analysis of the benefits of ownership as compared with leasing, the team identified and secured an exceptional corner location for a new building to meet the organization's needs while garnering significant cost savings over the long-term.

Supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firm's comprehensive platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 28 offices in the U.S., Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.

Alliance Architecture

logosAlliance Architecture is an architecture and design firm specializing in delivering compelling and productive places. Our approach centers on understanding how people work, engage, create, and socialize. We design spaces that acknowledge and enhance the lives of those within. This approach has enabled us to deliver on a broad spectrum of projects throughout the country. Our process is centered on delivering memorable places and effective spaces. Recent projects include work for the Venable LLP, Avalara, MetLife, Under Armour, and the Detroit Lions.

The D.C. Bar Headquarters project is being led by John Warasila, AIA, and Vandana Dake, principals in the North Carolina office. This effort is also supported by our recently expanded Washington, D.C., office.

The new headquarters building is an historic opportunity for the Bar to literally build its brand and establish a permanent, very visible presence in an emerging neighborhood in the District. 901 4th Street is also envisioned as a place where attorneys will interact, learn, and strengthen the bonds between members. It is a strategic alignment of mission and real estate that will create a fresh and highly effective home for the D.C. Bar.

Hartman–Cox Architects

logosEstablished in 1965, Hartman–Cox Architects is a local Washington, D.C., firm that produces award-winning, imaginative, and responsible design for institutional, educational, and civic clients. Noted for sensitivity and response to site and context as well as its stylistic flexibility, Hartman-Cox consistently creates buildings appropriate to their surroundings and their function. The firm has received over 145 design awards, including six American Institute of Architects Honor Awards, the Louis Sullivan Award for Architecture, the 2006 Arthur Ross Award for Architecture, and the American Institute of Architects Architectural Firm Award, the highest award the AIA bestows on a firm for design.

Hartman–Cox Architects is responsible for the building design of the new D.C. Bar building, including the facades, lobby, interior core, and roof top amenity space.

Meany & Oliver Companies, Inc.

logosMeany & Oliver Companies, Inc. is a leading privately-held commercial real estate firm in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Its primary goal is to help clients maximize the value of their commercial real estate assets and achieve extraordinary results. Meany & Oliver's breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise enable it to provide clients with a broad range of services including: landlord and tenant representation, consulting, investment services and marketing. The array of services goes beyond simple acquisition and disposition of space. The firm has consistently helped both private and public sector clients plan and achieve their long-term strategic goals.

In so doing, Meany & Oliver has a superior record of helping clients achieve maximum value for their properties, control real estate costs, and meet their goals and objectives. The Meany & Oliver team provides the clear advantage of working with seasoned real estate professionals who always put their clients' interests first and strive to maximize the economic value of their clients' real estate assets. Integrity, dependability, and experience are the hallmarks of the firm.

Meany & Oliver Companies, Inc. represented Mount Vernon Place, LLC in the sale of 901 Fourth Street, NW, to the D.C. Bar.


SOLUTIONS pdm logoSOLUTIONS pdm assists corporate clients throughout the planning, design, construction and move-in process, reducing the inherent risk associated with construction, reducing project cost, and by reducing client's time commitment.

SOLUTIONS pdm leverages in-depth knowledge and combined 40 years of industry experience to develop individualized budgets and schedules that maximize savings for its clients. The company's background in the design and construction industry are key essentials in developing the "Project Team" including architects, contractors, furniture, telecommunications cabling, and other specialty vendors.