2019 Gala Corporate Sponsors

Menkiti Group  visit website

The Menkiti Group is an integrated real estate services company dedicated to enhancing the fabric of life in America’s urban neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of residential and commercial property.

A minority-owned Certified Business Enterprise headquartered in the District of Columbia, The Menkiti Group was founded in 2004 with a mission to transform lives and communities through real estate. We are proudly a double bottom line company; we measure our success in terms of both financial and social impact.


Jair Lynch Development Partners  visit website

Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners specializes in the responsible transformation of walkable urban places. We do this by combining social responsibility with sound economic development in pursuit of creating sustainable, extraordinary neighborhoods that connect to the soul of a place.


DC Housing Finance Agency  visit website

DC Housing Finance Agency is a uniquely created and organized financial intermediary and administrator of affordable housing programs and resources for the District of Columbia.

Through its Multifamily Lending and Neighborhood Investment and Capital Markets divisions, DCHFA issues tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds to lower the developers’ costs of acquiring, constructing and rehabilitating rental housing. The Agency offers private for-profit and non-profit developers low-cost predevelopment, construction and permanent financing that supports the new construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing in the District.


H2 Design Build  visit website

H2DesignBuild is a full-service design/construction firm based in Washington DC.

Our design team creates clean, modern spaces with an emphasis on openness, light, and thoughtful layout. Our construction group insists on the highest standards in construction, using top quality finishes and materials. The results are homes that are consistently lauded for their exceptional design, warm livability and quality of construction.


MBB Affiliates LLC    visit website

MBB Affiliates, LLC (MBB) is a full service property management firm providing institutional quality property and facilities management services for both public and private sector owners. Headquartered in Washington, DC MBB serves both commercial and residential clients.  MBB is comprised of a stellar management team with over 30 years of real estate experience. 


ICSC  visit website

Our mission is to ensure the retail real estate industry is broadly recognized for the integral role it plays in the social, civic and economic vibrancy of communities across the globe. Founded in 1957, today we are a 70,000-member network joined together in one vibrant global community.


Smoot Construction  visit website

Smoot Construction is one of the largest minority-owned construction firms in the country. Established in 1946, The Smoot Corporation is a privately held corporation and the parent company of Smoot Construction of Ohio and Smoot Construction, LLC of Indiana. The Smoot family also owns Smoot Construction Company of Washington, D.C. These three entities trace their roots back to the commercial masonry contracting business established in Charleston, West Virginia by our founder, Sherman R. Smoot.


Dantes Partners  visit website

Dantes Partners’ overarching goal is to facilitate and enhance local economic development by designing innovative funding solutions for community-based real estate initiatives.  Our success is driven both by our technical expertise and our ability to extract value in even the most complex transactions. As such, we are extremely attentive to budgets, timelines and milestones, and are well-versed in the current state of the capital markets.


Banneker Ventures  visit website

Banneker provides value-added construction and real estate development services throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States.
Our construction expertise incorporates general contracting, design-build and construction management. Our projects are managed with an emphasis on teamwork and communication. We identify problems early and simultaneously present solutions when bringing the problem to our client’s attention. We utilize cutting edge technology to communicate effectively with the project team, making all documents readily accessible, easy to read and understand.


Civitas  visit website

We offer clients the benefit of a broad base of commercial real estate knowledge. We also supply counsel for developers, owners and occupiers on all manners of commercial real estate transactions. Our expertise as broker and advisors represents tenants and landlords across the country with exceptional experience and connections in New York City and Washington, D.C.


PNC   visit website

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a bank holding company and financial services corporation based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its banking subsidiary, PNC Bank, operates in 19 states and the District of Columbia with 2,459 branches and 9,051 ATMs


Corenic Construction  visit website

Corenic is an innovative commercial contracting business with a keen focus towards interior alterations, renovations, and facility additions. Over the years we have added expertise in Aviation, Automotive, Commercial Office, Education, Local Government, Federal Government, Retail and Base Building Construction. Excellence is our standard! We believe in providing sustainable solutions to our clients, and we are committed to expanding our offerings in the area of Green Construction.


Greystone  visit website

Greystone is a real estate lending, investment and advisory company headquartered in New York City. Our areas of expertise include: Real Estate Lending. … Greystone offers an empowering work environment and limitless opportunities for those with drive, creativity and a passion for what we do day in and day out.


Scope Property Management  visit website

SCOPE Management is a property management company providing real estate and rental management services in the Mid-Atlantic region. We provide real estate sales services for buyers and sellers, and manage residential and commercial rental properties that we own as well as on behalf of property owners. In addition, our company is versed in program housing initiatives including permanent housing programs, reintegration permanent housing, and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH).


Miles & Stockbridge  visit website

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. is a leading law firm located within the mid-Atlantic region. We represent businesses of various sizes, from national and global companies to local and emerging businesses, in a wide variety of industries.