Douglas Jemal, President of Douglas Development has been at the forefront of redevelopment success in the District since 1985. His company has earned a reputation for creating value and a "sense of place" in underdeveloped yet emerging areas. Managing over one hundred fifty properties in the Washington metropolitan area, Douglas Development has roots in the community and maintains an active stake in ensuring the success of development projects. This week, Mr. Jemal was presented with the Downtown Citizen award by the Downtown BID as a part of the 2010 Momentum Awards.
Cultural Tourism DC asked some prominent Washingtonians to share with us their favorite places or events that are special and unique to DC.
Douglas shares his top 5.
1. 702 H Street, NW: My office and home where I spend a great deal of time.
2. Calvary Baptist Church: I pass by this church daily when walking my dog. I love the spiritual value it adds to the community, and they give back to the neighborhood offering a soup kitchen to the area homeless.
3. Woodies (Woodard & Lothrop): I own the building and I am so happy it has been brought back to life!
4. Fro-Zen-Yo: On F Street: I love it for obvious reasons!
5. District ChopHouse: Douglas Development was in charge of the development. It is the first restaurant downtown before the Verizon Center and revamp of the Chinatown area.
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