BENNETT GROUP Real Estate Development, Construction and Property Management
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December 2010

Bennett Group announced its partnership with JBG and plans to build a Walmart at our 801 New Jersey Avenue development

 

LuAnn Bennett joined the board of The National Children's Museum.

 

November 2010

Brig Owens continues to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Shaw Community Center Food Committee.  LuAnn Bennett also attended and supported the effort.  The Shaw Community Center provided over 400 families with enough food to have a hearty American Thanksgiving dinner.

 

 

October-November 2010

Team Bennett Group's own John Hauser led fundraising efforts for and participated in the annual

Autism Speaks Walk in DC.  Bennett Group exceeded their fundraising goal and helped to raise

awareness for Autism.

 

June 2010

Bennett Group employees are taking part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure the weekend of June 5th at the National Mall.  For more information about this event, please visit their website.

 

May - June 2010

Bennett Group is featured in the May/June 2010 issue of Green Business Quarterly.  Please click here to read our article. 

 

April 2010

Bennett Group has joined CarbonFund.org's Million Tree Challenge by purchasing a tree for each of its employees.  Join us in the challenge by purchasing your trees here

 

March 2010

Bennett Group has just switched to Clean Currents Green Energy Solutions to use wind power for the company's electricity. 

 

February 2010

For the 12th consecutive year, Bennett Group's Brig Owens participated in Taste of the NFL for SuperBowl XLIV.  The mission of this event is: To address the needs of the hungry and homeless by raising awareness and money through special events and programs.  Mr. Owens assisted Chef Jeffrey Gaetjen, the restaurant representative for the Redskins' Taste of the NFL team,  from Kinkead's Restaurant in Washington, DC.  Together, Chef Gaetjen and Mr. Owens volunteered their time and hearts to create a delicious Biscuit with Ham and Mushroom Ragout in honor of those in need.   Bennett Group takes great pride of Brig's many contributions to the community.  

 

January 2010

We are happy to announce that Bennett Group is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization.  By joining Carbonfund.org's CarbonFree® Partner program, Bennett Group has joined a national movement of businesses and organizations that are leading the fight against global warming. 

 

December 2009

Bennett Group is proud to be officially registered with the State of Maryland, Small Business Reserve Program.

 

November 2009

The Green Team has written an official Environmental Policy Statement: 

Bennett Group recognizes the need for everyone in the construction and real estate community to work together to promote sustainable practices.  We strive to incorporate these practices in all aspects of the business, from in-office to on the job site.  

 Bennett Group is committed to lessening its impact on the natural world, and allowing future generations to enjoy it as we do.  In support of this commitment, Bennett Group will:

 

-           Encourage sustainable construction and carbon offsetting to clients

-           Strive to reduce Bennett Group’s corporate carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets

-           Switch to green power in 2010

-           Continue to promote sustainable certification processes such as LEED, GBI, and Energy Star

 

September - October 2009

Bennett Group’s Green Team has developed a “Green Strategy” for the office, and is working to carry out this strategy week by week.  Included on our list are the following: switching our light bulbs to LEDs; installing motion sensors to reduce light use; switching our electricity provider to Clean Currents, a green energy provider; becoming a member of CarbonFund.org where we will make a donation of $700 to offset our company’s carbon footprint.

 

June - August 2009

Bennett Group has been involved in a number of stimulus package grant proposals that aim to provide curriculum and educational products with the purpose of furthering the construction and building management communities.

 

May 2009

Bennett Group has signed a contract with Howard University to complete renovations for their School of Pharmacy, located at 2300 4th Street, NW. 

 

April 2009

Bennett Group has been contracted for the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Structural Concrete Project as well as the Georgetown Neighborhood Library Structured Steel Renovation.

 

March 2009

Bennett Group has signed a contract for the Young Adult and Popular Library Renovation at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, located at 901 G St NW, Washington, D.C.

 

February 2009

Bennett Group has been contracted to do exterior renovations at Petworth Library, located at 4200 Kansas Ave, NW.

 

January 2009
We are pleased to announce that our president and CEO, LuAnn Bennett, has successfully served on Virginia Governor Kaine’s Commission on Climate Change.  There, she helped to identify ways Virginia can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and recommended future legislation.  A full report of the commission's work can be found here.


December 2008

Bennett Group has been retained to perform the renovation, expansion and restoration of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library projects at 3307 M Street, NW and 3260 R Street, NW.

Bennett Group is in the final stages of restoring the historic Carver Theatre in SE Washington, DC, which will house the Youth Power Center, a non-profit after school program. The project was recently featured in Bisnow.


November 2008
Bennett Group congratulates Kolar Bowen, Jeff Cullen and Ryan Shaw for passing the Green Advantage certification exam.


October 2008
Bennett Group and its partners were pleased to support Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC At Large) by hosting a fundraising event at Hamilton Court in her honor.  Special guests included Art Monk and Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA).  Photos of the Congresswoman and her supporters are available here.


August 2008
Towers Condominium Association has hired Bennett Group for consultation with renovation of this luxury apartment high rise.


June 2008
Bennett Group congratulates Vice President Brig Owens for being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the University of Cincinnati. The honorary degree represents the highest award given by the University of Cincinnati.


May 2008
Bennett Group is leading Copeland Manor's sustainable efforts in renovating 61 units as a Green Communities project.

Bennett Group has signed a contract with the 526 Kenyon Street Cooperative to be the General Contractor for renovations, lead abatement and landscaping at the premises.


March 2008
Bennett Group has signed a contract with the 11 61st Street Cooperative to be the General Contractor for plumbing, electrical, flooring and appliance renovations at the premises.


February 2008
Bennett & Owens would like to congratulate our friends and clients, Art Monk and Scott Stevens. Art Monk was recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and Scott Stevens joined the NHL hall of fame in 2007.


January 2008

Bennett Group is devoted to the principles of energy efficiency and sustainability in construction. We are therefore pleased to announce that our president and CEO, LuAnn Bennett has been selected to take part in Virginia Governor Kaine’s Commission on Climate Change. For more information about Bennett Group’s green construction focus, please browse the services section of our website.

 

November 2007

Bennett Group would like to congratulate BET Investments on its sale of the 65,000 square foot, twelve-story office building at 1100 Vermont Avenue to BMS Realty Services.

 

September 2007

Bennett Group has signed a contract to renovate the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the Watergate South residential complex in Washington, DC, replacing all existing fan coil units in each apartment.

August 2007

Bennett Group has completed renovation of a three-story, two-bedroom single-family home in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood.


July 2007
Bennett Group has completed renovation of the Historic Georgetown estate at 3256 N Street. Combining the principles of historic preservation and “green” construction, Bennett Group proudly maintained this site using many of the original building materials. We updated the structural framework to create an energy efficient apartment unit, utilizing post-consumer, renewable, and sustainable materials while preserving the classical façade of this beautiful home.

 

June 2007

Bennett Group has signed a contract with the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation to maintain and manage 300 acres of land, 100 acres of marina and 500,000 square feet of leased space. Bennett Group will manage the Fish Wharf and Washington Marina, the Anacostia Marina, Kingman Island, Boathouse Row and the Southwest Waterfront.

 

May 2007

Bennett Group has signed a contract with the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation to provide environmental cleanup services for historic Kingman Island.

 

April 2007

Bennett Group is pleased to announce its partnership with the Children’s Museum of Northern Virginia. Bennett Group will provide LEED advisory services to its Board though the planning, designing and building process.

CoStar Green Report has evaluated the increasing profitability of environmentally friendly construction.

 

February 2007

Staff at Bennett Group congratulates our Asset Manager, Erika Martincorena for becoming a leader in energy and environmental design by obtaining LEED certification.

 

January 2007
Bennett Group has launched a new corporate web site which features full range of service offerings as well as a full property portfolio


December 2006

RAB Management, Inc. changed its name to Bennett Group, now specializing in a full range of Real Estate Services and adding an emphasis on Environmentally Sustainable Construction and Services

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