Developing Forward: How Real Estate Leaders are Transforming Tysons Corner
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SC&H Group would like to invite you to join our panel of real estate industry trend setters in a discussion regarding two massive market making developments in Tysons Corner.
Bill Hard, Principal and Executive Vice President with LCOR, and Cory Scott, Assistant Vice President with Macerich will join us to discuss the highlights of their respective mega-projects and hear about some of the unique challenges successfully overcome in bringing these developments to life. Also joining us is Catherine Lewis, Branch Chief in the Zoning Evaluation Division at the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning who since 2007 has worked closely with both companies to successfully integrate their development projects into the Tysons Corner Master Plan. Ross Litkenhous, a principal with SC&H Group will be moderating our group of panelists.
This panel will not only benefit other developers and property owners hoping to gain insight into the planning and approval process, but it will also serve as a chance for all attendees to ask our panelists questions and gain a more intimate understanding of two developments that are leading the transformation of Tysons Corner.
Executive Vice President, LCORMr. Hard is Executive Vice President of LCOR in charge of operations at the metropolitan Washington, D.C. office in Bethesda, Maryland. He serves on LCOR’s Executive Committee. Mr. Hard holds a B.A. from Lafayette College (1971) and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1972). He joined the Philadelphia National Bank as Vice President of Real Estate. In 1981, he joined The Linpro Company (the predecessor to LCOR) as Partner, becoming a Vice President of LCOR in 1992, and an Executive Vice President and Principal in 1999. During his tenure, Mr. Hard has assumed responsibility for the acquisition, development, financing, construction management, leasing, property management, and sale of over a dozen projects including office parks, commercial office buildings, and multifamily rental properties. The most prominent projects in which Mr. Hard has been involved include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters consolidation in Alexandria, Va., the acquisition of the COMSAT campus in Clarksburg, Md., the development of North Bethesda Center at the White Flint Metrorail station in Maryland, and Oyster School/Henry Adams House in the District of Columbia.
Assistant Vice President, MacerichCory Scott is Assistant Vice-President for Property Management at Tysons Corner Center. He has worked with Macerich since 2008, focusing on Tysons Corner Center, 1861 International Drive, Tysons Tower, and the surrounding mixed use development. Prior to joining Macerich, Cory worked for Forest City where he focused on property management around new development grand openings in the Denver and Chicago markets. Cory started his career with Urban Retail Properties and oversaw a wide variety of real estate in Illinois, Virginia and Washington, DC. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Augustana College and a Masters of Business Administration from American University where he focused on Real Estate Development and Corporate Finance.
Branch Chief Zoning Evaluation Division, Fairfax County Department of Planning and ZoningCathy was born and raised in Fairfax County. She earned her undergraduate (history) and graduate (planning) degrees from the University of Virginia. Cathy worked for the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. While earning her planning degree, she interned in the Planning and Housing Departments for the City of Falls Church. After graduation, Cathy worked for the City of Gaithersburg on development review. In 1998, Cathy began her career with the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning. Since 2010, Cathy has been working exclusively on development within Tysons.
Principal, SC&H GroupRoss Litkenhous is an integral part of the team, performing work for large commercial property owners, developers, and investors across all major asset classes throughout the United States. He has experience managing a number of projects with the General Services Administration (GSA), focusing on the property valuation, and analysis of real estate tax liability for the United States government’s national leased portfolio. Various other areas of specialty include analyzing and appealing centrally assessed property for energy companies, as well as regulated and non-regulated utilities, throughout the country. Prior to joining SC&H, Ross spent more than four years at a leading real estate tax firm in Washington, D.C. working with major clients to negotiate reductions in property taxes. As an advocate, he successfully negotiated reductions in assessed value at multiple levels of the property tax appeal process, saving his clients millions of dollars. Ross assisted with the management of commercial leases and conducted feasibility studies as well as acquisitions analyses for potential investment opportunities.
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