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LERNER’S NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS RECEIVES CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK

ROCKVILLE, Maryland, February 6, 2009 - Lerner Enterprises, Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer, is proud to announce that Imperial Woodworking Company of Palatine, Illinois will be accepting an award on behalf of their work completed at Lerner Enterprises new corporate headquarters at 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard in Rockville, Maryland.  The Washington Building Congress has awarded Imperial who was nominated by HITT Contracting, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia    a craftsmanship award for Woods & Plastics: Architectural Millwork.  The award winning millwork was fabricated using FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) pearwood.

HITT Contracting, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia, the general contractor for Lerner’s new 46,000 square-foot corporate headquarters, along with subcontractor Imperial Woodworking were selected to construct the award winning  millwork at Lerner’s headquarters located on the seventh and eighth floors of 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard.  Lerner’s headquarters was designed by Gensler Associates of Washington, DC, and in addition to the award winning millwork, includes other notable eco-friendly elements including Energy Star appliances, integration of daylight harvesting controls and the use of recycled drywall, carpet fiber and backing among other materials.  The offices were designed to meet the criteria to achieve a LEED Gold certification.

The Washington Building Congress (WBC) will be honoring the craftsmen at their annual banquet on March 27, 2009 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.  WBC is a 900-member strong association of companies and individuals dedicated to the highest standards and practices in the real estate design, and construction industries of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The WBC Craftsmanship Committee acknowledges the efforts of local craftspeople and their continued dedication to quality workmanship.

ABOUT 2000 TOWER OAKS BOULEVARD:

2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, located in Rockville, Maryland, is a 9-story 200,000 square-foot office building developed by Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies and is designed to meet the criteria to achieve a LEED Platinum certification and combines the world’s largest application of Fortune Creating® Architecture.  2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard became the new corporate headquarters for both Lerner and Tower in 2008. For more information on 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, please visit: TowerOaks.com

ABOUT LERNER:

Lerner Enterprises of Rockville, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is Washington, DC's largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of office, retail, hotel and residential real estate including planning, development, construction, leasing and property management.  Lerner has developed, and currently manages more than 15 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities.  Lerner's office portfolio has several well-known developments including: The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center, Dulles, VA; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW and 20 M Street, SE in Washington, DC; Flint Hill Office Park, Fairfax, VA; 7799 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA; and 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, among many others.