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Washington, D.C., May 20, 2013 - Lerner Enterprises, one of Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developers, and The Tower Companies, the largest Green Builders in the nation’s capital, both of Rockville, Maryland, announced today that the American Bar Association (ABA) will be opening their new 61,000 square foot national headquarters within Washington Square, located at 1050 Connecticut Avenue at L Street, NW, on May 20, 2013.  Washington Square ( was originally developed by Lerner and Tower in 1982 and recently completed a major $14 million dollar common area renovation. 

The American Bar Association ( is the largest voluntary professional association in the world.  With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

The ABA was represented by Arthur G. Greenberg, John J. Goodman and Bie Chu Lee of the Washington, D.C. office of Studley and Washington Square was represented by Brian F. Tucker and Brian R. Raher of Cushman and Wakefield. 

Cushman and Wakefield is currently marketing Lerner and Tower’s Ultimate Office Suites at Washington Square which vary in size from 4,300 to 7,300 square feet on the tenth floor of the building.  The new suites feature high quality finishes and materials, expansive views and are designed to be environmentally friendly.

Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies have collaborated on numerous landmark developments for over 40 years including: White Flint, Washington Square, White Flint North, Beaumeade Corporate Park, Residence Inn by Marriott – Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Dulles 28 Centre, and numerous other projects in the Washington, D.C. area.

About Lerner Enterprises

Lerner Enterprises ( of Rockville, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, Lerner is Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use real estate.  This includes planning, development, construction, leasing and asset and property management.  Lerner has developed and currently manages more than 22 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities.  Lerner's office portfolio is comprised of many  well-known developments including: The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, Tysons Corner, VA; 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard with LEED® Platinum Certification, Rockville, MD; The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center (, Dulles, VA; Washington Square (,  Washington, D.C.; Fallsgrove Village Office Center (, Rockville, MD; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; 20 M Street, SE ( with LEED® Gold Certification, Washington, D.C.; 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.; Flint Hill Park (, Fairfax, VA; and 7799 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA, among many others.

Lerner’s other newest development is Fallsgrove Plaza, a 110,000 Square Foot medical | office building in Rockville, MD that is designed for LEED® Gold Certification, occupancy is scheduled for late 2013.

About The Tower Companies

The Tower Companies is a family-owned, award winning real estate development company founded by Albert Abramson in 1947, which ranks #16 on the 2012 EPA Green Power Purchasers List. Tower received the “2010 Awards of Excellence Development Company of the Year,” by Multi Housing News for their corporate green initiatives.  Tower is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified ENERGY STAR Leader and member of the Green Power Partnership Leadership Club.  Tower was the first real estate development company to become Climate Registered with The Climate Registry. Tower has developed 4.5 million square feet of office buildings, office parks, 1,400 apartments, regional malls, residential communities, lifestyle centers, and hotels within the D.C. area.  Ninety percent of their properties are LEED® certified sustainable buildings – four are Platinum.  Tower Companies built Blair Towns, the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® certified (2004) apartments in America, in Silver Spring, MD, which were certified LEED Platinum (2011) -- the first in the world.  Among their other signature certifications are: Tower Companies Corporate Headquarters with LEED Platinum CI certification (2009), Rockville, MD; The Blairs with LEED Gold EB certification (2012), Silver Spring, MD; The Tower Building with LEED Gold EB Re-certification (2013), Rockville, MD; 1909 K Street with LEED Gold EB Re-certification (2013), Washington, D.C.; 1828 L Street with LEED Gold EB certification (2011), Washington, D.C.; 1707 L Street Fitness Center with LEED Platinum CI certification and 1707 L Street with LEED Silver EB (2011) certification, Washington, D.C. and 1050 K Street, co—developed with The Lenkin Company, with LEED Gold certification (2009), Washington, D.C. 


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