Kick Off Reception Draws Industry Support

On the unusually balmy evening of February 5th, AEF held a Kick Off Reception in new space managed by JLL at 2020 K Street.  More than 35 industry executives had the opportunity to learn about the Foundation’s mission and priorities, and discuss hiring challenges directly with AEF staff.

Following an introduction by AEF Chair Kathy Barnes of Akridge, Interim Executive Director Marc Fischer presented an overview of the Foundation’s progress over the past year, and announced that AEF  received a generous $25,000 grant from the Yardi Foundation, as part of their support for
BOMA International.  The Foundation has applied for numerous government and private sector grants, and is seeking additional support from area property management firms and vendors.

Industry representatives attending the event included Rachel Schiftan, Cushman & Wakefield, and Brad Braun, Transwestern (at left.)

Pictured above are: (left to right): David Ferrara, Lincoln Property Company; Andy Abell, Bill Clark and Matt Slocum, all with Blake Real Estate.