July-August 2008 Issue • Volume 36 • Issue 6

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ASA Hosts Open House to Debut New Office

Executive Officer Sally Hillsman with
representatives from Reed Smith LLP
and the District of Columbia Office
of the Attorney General

ASA rolled out the welcome mat and opened its doors to members and special guests on June 12 for an open house event at the Association’s new headquarters at 1430 K Street, NW, in Washington, DC.

More than 50 guests attended the official debut of ASA’s new permanent home, two floors in a newly constructed office condominium in downtown DC (see February 2008 Footnotes, p. 1). ASA President Arne Kalleberg attended the event, as did President-Elect Patricia Hill Collins, and other Council members.

In addition to ASA members and leaders, attendees included representatives from the District government, which provided tax-free, low-interest bond financing to ASA; the building developer, Nest & Totah LLC; the architect, OTJ Associates; the law firm, Reed Smith LLP; general contractor, K3 Construction Group; and lender, PNC Bank.

The open house celebrated the culmination of ASA’s 2007 purchase of the 13,016-square-feet office space, the completion of the office build-out and staff move in mid-March 2008, and the recent honor of being named a runner-up in the Washington Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2008 awards program in the financing category.

"With so many reasons to celebrate, it was wonderful to share our new space with so many partners and friends," said Sally T. Hillsman, ASA Executive Officer.
"I encourage all members to visit ASA’s new home when they find themselves in the nation’s capital." small_green


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