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August 07, 2019

KETTLER Acquires Residential Property ‘The Aster’

CARY, N.C., Aug. 7, 2019On July 30, 2019, KETTLER and Pacific Life closed on acquiring The Aster located in Cary, North Carolina. The Aster is currently in lease-up with a mix of residential units, including 49 townhomes, 238 manor style apartments, and 206 garden style apartments. The Aster is located approximately 7 minutes from Research Triangle Park (RTP) and approximately 15 minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The property features impressive lifestyle amenities including a golf simulator, putting green, outdoor fire pit, hammock courtyard, three pools, game room, theatre room, bike workshop, pet parlor, and an expansive wellness center and trail network. 

“Cary, North Carolina is a booming creative class market and we are excited to invest in such a dynamic growth area,” said Bob Kettler, Founder and CEO of KETTLER. “A new property as unique as The Aster is the perfect fit for us, especially as KETTLER is strategically focused on expanding into the southeast.”

“We are excited to acquire such a high quality asset in the affluent submarket of Cary,” said Luke Davis, Executive VP of Real Estate Investments at KETTLER. “We would like to extend our gratitude to investment partner Pacific Life, as well as to Andrea Howard of JLL for her help with the transaction.”

The Aster is the only property in the Research Triangle Area to offer three different residential styles: townhome, manor and walk-up. The combination of residential options appeals to a wide base of renters, ranging from millennials to empty nesters. The property is adjacent to one of only six Whole Foods locations in the Triangle and is within the Wake County Public School System, one of the top performing public school systems in the region.

About KETTLER:

KETTLER is an award-winning, multifamily developer, real estate investment, and property management company. Founded in 1977, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the D.C. Region’s premier mixed-use communities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company manages about 20,000 apartments in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. For more information, visit www.KETTLER.com


            

August 02, 2019

KETTLER Senior Property Manager Makes 30 Under 30 List

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 2, 2019 -- Larissa Laiti, Senior Property Manager at KETTLER, has made the 30 Under 30 List for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Larissa has led two of KETTLER’s most successful and high profile lease-ups with Solaire Bethesda and Legacy West End.

 “Larissa’s work ethic and accomplishments naturally stand out and set her apart as a dedicated professional in all that she does,” said Kelsey Clark, Regional Property Manager at KETTLER. “We are thrilled that Larissa has been recognized by IREM as a thriving young professional and emerging leader in the industry.”

Larissa began her career with KETTLER on the Manager in Development track where she gained experience at various properties in several different markets. She was hired as an Assistant Property Manager and was quickly promoted to Property Manager of a Class-A lease-up in Bethesda, Maryland. She was instrumental in leading the property to reach stabilization in twelve months. She was promoted again to a flagship lease-up (Legacy West End, in Washington, D.C.) where she achieved $4.65 per square foot rents while reaching 95% leased in nine months.

In her new role as Senior Property Manager, Larissa has added an additional lease-up community to her portfolio: 672 Flats in Ballston, VA.

Larissa is part of the KETTLER Property Manager Mentor Program and serves on the KETTLER Management Advisory Council, which advises on the development and implementation of company policy, software selection and philanthropic efforts. She completed her ARM certification with KETTLER and is currently working on her CPM candidacy. Larissa graduated from The Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business with a minor in Residential Property Management.

About the Award:

The IREM 30 Under 30 program recognizes 30 exceptional professionals under the age of 30 who are the next generation of leaders who have already made significant impact on the industry and in their communities. Their various contributions to the profession are demonstrated through career success, professional leadership and community involvement.

About KETTLER:KETTLER is an award-winning, multifamily developer, real estate investment, and property management company. Founded in 1977, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the D.C. Region’s premier mixed-use communities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company manages about 20,000 apartments in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. For more information, visit www.KETTLER.com


            

June 14, 2019

RPAI AND KETTLER BREAK GROUND ON NEW APARTMENT COMMUNITY AT ONE LOUDOUN

Ashburn, VA — June 13, 2019 — One Loudoun, an award-winning open air mixed-use community in the heart of Loudoun County, broke ground today on its first apartment community, Vyne. The new community will be a joint-venture between KETTLER, a real estate development company based in Northern Virginia, and a subsidiary of One Loudoun’s property owner, Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI). Inspired by nature and Virginia’s acclaimed wine country, Vyne will offer elevated living spaces in the DC suburbs.

Construction on Vyne will begin this summer and is anticipated to open in late Spring 2021. The community will span two blocks within One Loudoun and will include over 22,000 square-feet of street level retail space. With 378 one- and two-bedroom units, Vyne will offer luxury amenities including a standalone clubhouse with rooftop terrace, co-working space, resident lounges, fitness center with studio, swimming pool, pet spa and two lushly landscaped courtyards offering four season outdoor amenities.

“With a long-standing history of development in Loudoun County, and the Town of Leesburg, we’re excited to build upon that history in partnership with RPAI to develop this dynamic, mixed-use apartment community,” says Bob Kettler, Chairman & CEO of KETTLER.

“We are thrilled to begin our joint-venture partnership with KETTLER and break ground on Vyne which will further support our transformation of the property to a regional mixed-use hub,” stated Nick Over, Vice President and Director of Development – Eastern Division at RPAI. “We continue to enhance our approximately 470,000 SF project with a mix of high-end retail and entertainment components with recent openings such as Trader Joe’s and our Four Corners container park, and we are excited to add a residential component with Vyne, to complete the ultimate live, work, and play experience at One Loudoun.”

The project architect for Vyne is Dwell Design Studios. They are joined by interior design firm Bandura Design and landscape architects, Studio 39. LF Jennings will serve as the general contractor.

About:

Located in the dynamic community anchor offering the ultimate lifestyle experience in the rapidly growing Loudoun County, One Loudoun is owned and operated by a subsidiary of RPAI. Ideally located at Rte 7 & the Loudoun County Parkway, One

Loudoun is easily accessible from nearly anywhere in the Northern Virginia region and is one of the most exciting developments in the DC region. This open-air, mixed-use development features Trader Joes, Alamo Drafthouse, Great Gatherings, Matchbox, The Fitness Equation, Scout & Molly’s, Fortessa, and Four Corners – a unique container part featuring pop up shops and eateries. To learn more, please visit OneLoudoun.com. Connect socially with One Loudoun via its Facebook and Instagram.

KETTLER is an award-winning, multifamily developer, investment, and management company. Founded in 1977, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the D.C. Region’s premier mixed-use communities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company manages over 20,000 apartments in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. For more information, visit www.KETTLER.com.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) is a REIT that owns and operates high quality, strategically located open-air shopping centers, including properties with a mixed-use component. As of March 31, 2019, the Company owned 105 retail operating properties in the United States representing 20.1 million square feet. The Company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RPAI. Additional information about the Company is available at www.rpai.com.


            

February 28, 2019

KETTLER AND HILLWOOD FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ON THREE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS

MCLEAN, VA, February 28, 2019 – KETTLER, leading Washington D.C. real estate development and property management company, announces today a partnership with Hillwood Communities on three residential communities in the D.C. metropolitan area with a combined $200 million value at build-out.

The partnership comes as Hillwood’s first residential investment in the capital region. Hillwood is one of the nation’s top industrial, commercial, and residential real estate developers, active in 48 markets across the U.S. and Europe. Through its Communities division, Hillwood has developed more than 28,000 single-family lots in 89 master-planned communities across 13 states and two countries. Hillwood Communities also invests with other best-in-class developers such as KETTLER. Hillwood’s development philosophies are well aligned with KETTLER’s and the partnership positions both brands for further success in the market.

Hillwood is owned by Ross Perot Jr., who served as chairman of the Air Force Memorial Foundation where he led the effort to build the United States Air Force Memorial in the Washington, D.C. region, making him no stranger to the hearts and minds of locals.

Based in McLean, Va., KETTLER is a family-owned developer, owner and operator of award-winning residential, commercial and mixed-used communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including 29 master-planned communities.

“We are excited about the strategic alliance of our businesses, as Hillwood extends its presence to the D.C. market,” said Robert C. Kettler, CEO of KETTLER. “Hillwood has an incredibly successful track record as a real estate leader with an impeccable reputation. Given their success elsewhere, we have no doubt that this expansion will have a positive impact on our community.”

“Beyond its track record and expertise in the market, we chose to partner with KETTLER because they clearly share in our commitment to long-term value. We view KETTLER as a leader in developing residential and mixed-use communities and are excited to begin our relationship with these projects,” said Danny Ellis, Vice President of Hillwood.

The partnership will kick off in the Washington, D.C. region with the three new communities, including Fredericksburg Park, a mix of 284 detached and attached single-family homes and commercial property within walking distance to historic downtown Fredericksburg and its VRE commuter rail station. KETTLER and Hillwood plan to break ground in March.

Also this spring, construction is slated to start on Riverside Station in Woodbridge, Va. The project comprises 118 townhome units on 11 acres, adjacent to the Rippon Station VRE commuter rail station.

In late 2019, the partnership anticipates breaking ground on East Quarter, a community of 64 single-family attached homes on 14 acres in Leesburg, Va.

“We see these three projects as a great beginning for our relationship with Hillwood,” Kettler said. “We have every expectation that Hillwood’s presence in the market will grow, and our relationship will grow with it.”

About KETTLER

KETTLER is an award-winning, multifamily developer, investment, and management company. Founded in 1977, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the D.C. Region’s premier mixed-use communities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company manages over 20,000 apartments in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions. For more information, visit www.KETTLER.com.

About Hillwood

Hillwood, a Perot company, is a premier commercial and residential real estate developer, investor and advisor of properties throughout North America and Europe. With a diverse portfolio of properties and home to many of the world’s leading companies, Hillwood is committed to bringing long-term value to our customers, partners and the communities we serve.

Through its Communities division, Hillwood has delivered more than 28,000 single-family lots in 89 master-planned communities across 13 states and two countries. These communities continue to raise the bar in terms of quality, innovation, and the unmistakable sense of community that sets each property apart. In addition to owning and managing its own developments, Hillwood Communities also invests with other developers who have compatible philosophies and experience creating residential communities. For more information, please visit http://www.hillwoodcommunities.com.


            

November 14, 2018

KETTLER Wins PACE Awards for Six Apartment Communities in the Washington, D.C. Region

Element 28 in Bethesda, Reed Row in the District of Columbia, m.flats Crystal City, TENm.Flats in Columbia, Amberleigh in Fairfax and The Metropolitan Downtown in Columbia all took home awards.

The annual PMA Apartment Community Excellence (PACE) Awards honor outstanding apartment communities that deliver world-class customer service. Kettler’s communities drew high marks for their outstanding resident services, management practices and superior living experiences. The KETTLER communities recognized were:

Element 28 was named the Winner in the Market Rate category. Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Element 28 is a boutique condominium quality community with spacious, comfortable units ranging from sizable studios to three-bedroom units, featuring expansive views of the town.

Reed Row was named a Judge’s Choice in the Lease-Up category. The Adams Morgan apartment community offers a diverse mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes with a flair for minimalist design.

m.flats Crystal City was also a Judge’s Choice winner in the Market Rate category. Located in the heart of Crystal City, the apartment community boasts open and airy homes with striking views of Washington, D.C.

TENm.Flats in Columbia was listed as a Distinguished Community in the Lease-Up category. TENm offers 170 units and more than half of them are two-and-three bedroom apartments targeting renters who want a larger living space. The units are modeled with the refined design elements of a boutique hotel featuring a chef-caliber kitchen with gas cooking, outdoor dining, a fire pit, a lush courtyard and pool.

Both Amberleigh and The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia were listed as Distinguished Communities in the Market Rate category. Amberleigh is a vibrant pet-friendly community offering striking townhome-style apartments. The Metropolitan is stylish, elegant and offers a wealth of amenities. It is also environmentally friendly and steps from The Mall in Columbia with more than 200 shops and restaurants.

KETTLER was among 215 participants in the 2018 PACE competition, which was open to all national capital-area apartment communities.  For more about the PMA and the PACE awards, go to http://www.pma-dc.org/

About Kettler Inc.

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators and developers of apartments, condominiums and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd-party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.KETTLER.com.


            

August 03, 2018

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces Multi-Year Agreement with KETTLER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 1, 2018 – Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with KETTLER, which includes the full naming rights of the 200-level at the newly renovated Capital One Arena. This would make the 2nd floor of the arena the KETTLER Loft Level for the 2018-19 event season, and beyond. Under the agreement, KETTLER also becomes a “Championship Level Partner.” Terms of the agreement were not made public.

“We are thrilled to continue our terrific partnership with KETTLER,” said Patrick Duffy, Sr. Vice President, Global Partnerships at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “KETTLER sets the gold standard for property management and development in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the mid-Atlantic region as a whole, and we are proud to call them a partner.”

Robert C. Kettler, CEO of KETTLER, called the partnership an “expansion of our long-standing relationship with Monumental Sports & Entertainment and its ownership.”

“It marks a new chapter in a relationship we have maintained for more than a dozen years as the sponsor of the Kettler Capitals Iceplex,” Kettler said. “Now, we are excited to move into the main arena.”

The agreement calls for KETTLER to sponsor the second level, or 200-level, of the Capital One Arena, which is undergoing a $40 million renovation. Other elements to the agreement include brand integration during Washington Capitals and Wizards games as well as an integrative radio partnership, digital billboard advertising opportunities, and exciting experiential opportunities for KETTLER partners and apartment residents.

The move will enable KETTLER to reach a broad demographic of people who attend Capitals hockey games, Wizards and Mystics basketball games, and arena football games with the Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade, along with all other concerts, sports and entertainment events at the arena. The main escalators in thearena at the second-level loft, for example, will carry KETTLER branding and its familiar tagline: “Inspiration. From the Ground Up.”

“Washington is our hometown,” Kettler said. “We are proud to provide apartments, condominiums, townhomes and entire mixed-use communities for residents in the greater Washington, D.C. region. This sponsorship not only underscores our commitment to the Washington region, but to all of the Monumental Sports Teams.”

About Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), located in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven professional sports teams: the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor, NBA's Washington Wizards, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming, NHL's Washington Capitals and the WNBA's Washington Mystics. The company is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University's campus. The District of Columbia and Events DC are building a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus. The facility will feature a state-of-the art training facility for the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics and will also include a 4,200-seat arena which will become the new home of the Mystics and Go-Go. The facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also co-owns and operates Monumental Sports Network (MSN) with the NBC Sports Group. MSN is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop, tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices. Visit www.monumentalsports.com.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators and developers of apartments, condominiums and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd-party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners.


            

March 19, 2018

KETTLER Builds for the Future, Expands Talent Pool with New CIO and CMO

MCLEAN, VAMarch 15, 2018 - KETTLER, the Washington, D.C. area’s award-winning real estate development and property management company, has enhanced its executive team with the addition of Phil Redmond as Chief Information Officer and Daryl Smith as Chief Marketing Officer.

Redmond is a trailblazer with more than 30 years’ experience – more than half of it directly related to large-scale real-estate financing and portfolio management systems. He has also run his own consulting business and has developed and managed business information systems for national nonprofits devoted to animal rights and wildlife conservation.

“Phil’s skills and experience are exceptional,” said Robert C. Kettler, KETTLER’S founder and CEO. “To find someone who combines those skills with an in-depth knowledge of real estate, an entrepreneurial spirit and an empathetic nature is extraordinary.”

Redmond, who lives in Bethesda, joined Kettler on Jan. 22.

Smith, who became KETTLER’s Chief Marketing Officer this year, is a seasoned professional with 17 years of multifamily marketing experience. He joins KETTLER after serving as national director of marketing for one of the largest property management firms in the U.S. Earlier, Smith directed regional operations for several well-known multifamily companies in the mid-Atlantic and northeast. He is known for his innovative strategies, brand management and next-generation marketing.

Smith received a masters’ degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin before moving to Washington, D.C., where he now lives. Prior to entering the multifamily market, Smith worked in Public Television for 10 years in broadcast operations and station relations for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Alexandria, Va., WETA-TV, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin Public Television, Madison, Wis.

“Daryl is joining us at an exciting and crucial time of growth. It is vital to have someone with his capabilities and range of experience to make sure that the message we present to the world reflects the quality of our properties and our commitment to innovation,” KETTLER said.

Since its start in Tysons, VA, in 1977, KETTLER has grown into a regional powerhouse that owns and manages residential and mixed-use projects throughout the mid-Atlantic and select locations in the south, including Texas, Florida and the Carolinas. In the Washington, D.C. region, it recently opened Reed Row luxury apartments in Adams Morgan neighborhood, Element 28 Apartments in Bethesda (which took top honors in the Design and Architecture, Multifamily Boutique Construction category at the 2017 Great American Living Awards), the Highgate in Tysons, and TENm.flats Downtown Columbia.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators and developers of apartments, condominiums and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd-party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 


            

December 14, 2017

IN MOVE TO GROW KETTLER MANAGEMENT PROMOTES THREE KEY EXECUTIVES

McLean, VA, December 14, 2017 – KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today the promotion of Todd Bowen to Senior Vice President of Strategic Services and Customer Relationship Management, Robert Grealy to Senior Vice President of Operations and Amy Groff to Senior Vice President of Operations effective December 1, 2017.

The three executives will report to David Ohlrich, who transitioned to his new role as President of the management division in November. Ohlrich is restructuring the department to position the company for future growth.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Amy, Robert and Todd over the past year as Senior Vice President of Operations and have seen firsthand their exceptional capabilities and the value they bring to the organization,” Ohlrich said. “The three will play key roles in helping lead the expansion of KETTLER Management as we explore opportunities across the country.”

Bowen has been with KETTLER for five years, and has not only served as Vice President of Operations, but Vice President of Customer Management and Services. In his new role, Bowen will continue to work closely with the operations teams to develop and implement long-term strategic initiatives that support the organization’s focus on enhancing KETTLER’s customer experience.

Grealy has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and serves as Vice President of Operations for the company. His primary responsibility includes oversite of all components of property operations for KETTLER’s 28,000+ unit portfolio, client relations as well as assisting in third-party business development strategy. In his new role as Senior Vice President, Grealy will oversee a new Vice President of Operations as well as a team of Regional Property Managers.

Groff joined KETTLER in 2007 and currently serves as Vice President of Operations for the company. She oversees the day-to-day operations of 50+ KETTLER communities, totaling over 11,000 apartment homes in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. In her new role, Groff will continue to provide client and customer support and leadership to her team of Regional Property Managers as well as a new Vice President of Operations.

Ohlrich added, “These three individuals are proven leaders who are not only innovative and passionate about the level of service we deliver as a company, but also possess strong business acumen that is critical to the success of our business now and into the future.”

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed nearly 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 


            

November 09, 2017

KETTLER NAMES DAVID OHLRICH PRESIDENT OF ITS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION

McLean, VA, November 9, 2017 – KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that David Ohlrich has been named President of the company’s Property Management division.

Ohlrich, who joined KETTLER earlier this year as Senior Vice President of Operations, has 25+ years of experience in asset management and real estate operations. His prior experience includes leadership positions at Federal Capital Partners and Equity Residential, overseeing asset and construction management, business development as well as management of investor and client relationships. During his time at KETTLER, he has been successful in improving the performance of KETTLER’s management portfolio as well providing outstanding service to the organization’s customers. He will report directly to Usha Chaudhary, President and COO of KETTLER effective December 1.

Dave succeeds Cindy Clare, who has served as President of KETTLER Management since 2005 and has been instrumental in the growth of the organization’s property management portfolio. Clare will be leaving the organization to pursue a new career opportunity as COO with Bell Partners Inc.

“We thank Cindy for the dynamic leadership she provided during her tenure at KETTLER,” said Usha Chaudhary, President and Chief Operating Officer of KETTLER. “While we will miss her, we wish her luck in her new endeavor and know she will do an exceptional job.”

Clare, who has been in the property management business for 30 years, oversaw the operations of 30,000+ apartment homes in more than 125 communities for KETTLER. Through her leadership, KETTLER Management expanded its geographic reach from a DC Metropolitan-centered firm to one that extends from New Jersey to South Carolina, and Texas.

Clare is well regarded in the industry and has received numerous honors and awards during her tenure. Most recently, Clare was named one of Multi-housing News’ Executives of the Year for 2017 and one of the 10 Most Influential Women in Real Estate by Multifamily Executive in 2015. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the National Apartment Association, successfully leading its 72,000+ member organization.

“It has been a tremendous privilege to lead KETTLER’s property management division for the past twelve years,” Clare said. “I wish nothing but the best for my colleagues and our clients as I begin this new chapter of my career.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed nearly 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 


            

October 24, 2017

KETTLER AND THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF TWO LUXURY APARTMENT COMMUNITIES

COLUMBIA, MD October 17, 2017 – KETTLER, one of Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, and The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE:HHC), the master developer of Downtown Columbia, announced today the grand opening of two luxury apartment communities that continue the resurgence of Downtown Columbia.

The apartments, TEN.M and m.flats Downtown Columbia, offer a combined 437 units and nearly 28,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The new mixed-use community offers an unparalleled

amenity package, including a sports bar, lush courtyards, elegant lounge areas, pools as well as 24-hour fitness centers, a yoga studio and a half-court basketball court catering to residents who live active lives. Both buildings feature keyless unit entry, carpeted bedrooms and large walk-in showers in select units.

The new community is located adjacent to The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia, a 380-unit dynamic community developed by the partnership, which opened in late 2014.

"TEN.M and m.flats redefine luxury apartment living in Downtown Columbia," said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of KETTLER. "Not only are the amenities beyond anyone's expectation, but the apartments become a focal point for people to gather and have fun. We are excited that they will continue to make Columbia an even more exciting and desirable place to live.”

TEN.M offers one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes modeled with the refined design elements of a boutique hotel featuring chef-caliber kitchens with gas cooking, quartz countertops, Kaindl wood plank-style flooring along with walk-in closets and private terraces in select units. Amenities include an inviting resident lounge with seating areas and an entertainment kitchen, a swimming pool, and a lush courtyard with outdoor dining areas, grilling stations and an outdoor TV.

m.flats offers a selection of predominantly studio and one-bedroom apartment homes, striking kitchens with spacious kitchen islands, pendant lighting and stainless steel appliances. Residents of m.flats also enjoy a robust amenity package including a sports bar, outfitted with ample televisions providing a variety of viewing options and a multisport simulator where residents can enjoy golf, hockey and carnival games. Additionally, residents have access to a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor basketball court and resort-style pool with hammocks and lounge areas.

“With TEN.M and m.flats opening this fall, we are excited to be able to further introduce the region to the new mixed-use vision for Downtown Columbia that increases connectivity and sustainability in both the spatial and social sense,” said John DeWolf, Executive Vice President, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “From the robust and active amenity offerings to the sustainable design touches, and convenient retail space, these two new apartment communities are incredibly unique to the market. This is one of the first of many exciting additions aimed at fulfilling the original vision for this area of marrying the best of the suburbs with the best urban environment to create a vibrant downtown.”

KETTLER and The Howard Hughes Corporation are targeting LEED Silver Certification for both buildings, offering residents environmentally friendly Energy Star appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures, electric vehicle charging stations, and spacious bike rooms.

TEN.M, m.flats and The Metropolitan apartments are part of the Downtown Columbia Plan, which includes nearly 14 million square feet of mixed-use development: 4.3 million square feet of commercial office space, 1.25 million square feet of street retail, more than 6,200 residential units and 650 hotel rooms.

About Downtown Columbia

One of the first master planned communities in the U.S., Columbia, MD, was founded by legendary developer James W. Rouse in 1967. Comprised of 14,000 acres, it includes ten primarily residential villages. The 400-acre underdeveloped core of Columbia became the subject of an extensive five-year process that culminated with the passage by the Howard County government of the Downtown Columbia Plan in 2010, a guide to creating a vital area “in which residents can live, shop, work, entertain, exercise, and enjoy cultural opportunities in an enriched natural setting.”

About KETTLER 

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed nearly 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from Connecticut to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawaii. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, click here

m.flats Downtown Columbia Resident Clubroom

October 17, 2017

KETTLER’s Element 28 Wins Best Boutique Construction Building at 2017 Great American Living Awards

McLean, VA, October 17, 2017 – KETTLER, one of Washington, DC’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that Element 28 Apartments in Bethesda took home top honors in the Design and Architecture, Multifamily Boutique Construction category at the 2017 Great American Living Awards (GALA).

GALA, which is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association honors the building industry’s leaders in the Washington region, showcasing top builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals. The judging committee is a team of experienced developers who select the winners based on multiple factors including residential design, sales and marketing.

“It is an honor to be recognized at the Great American Living Awards among accomplished industry figures,” said Robert Kettler, CEO of KETTLER. “We wanted to bring the best of the best to Bethesda, Element 28 offers luxury with room to stretch out, entertain, and breathe. From its design to location to appliances and unit details, this award speaks to the thorough and deliberate choices that went into every inch of this incredibly unique space.”

Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Element 28 is an innovative apartment community, which is distinguished by its pure luxury. With only 101 apartments, Element 28 is more like a boutique condominium community with spacious, comfortable units ranging from sizable studios to three-bedroom units, featuring expansive views of the town.

Contributing to its resort-like ambience, all the homes at Element 28 feature top-notch appliances: wood cabinets and paneled refrigerators to match, white quartz and granite countertop, wood-plank flooring, and stone-tiled spa showers and soaking tubs. Some also have private terraces and custom closets outfitted by the Container Store.

A new plaza and sculpture garden act as a from yard for the 16-story community, which offers other noteworthy amenities, including a retractable glass-walled rooftop lounge with indoor/outdoor clubroom, fitness studio, wine cellar, bike storage roomand parking garage.

To learn more about the GALA awards, click HERE.  


About KETTLER 

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from Connecticut to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 

Element 28 Apartments in Downtown Bethesda, Maryland

October 17, 2017

KETTLER Named a Finalist in Three Categories for the 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

McLean, VA (October 17, 2017) – KETTLER, one of Washington, DC’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that it has been named as a finalist in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards in the Firm, Marketing, and Individual categories.

“Being recognized by the distinguished National Association of Home Builders in three out of five total categories is a rewarding feeling for our entire team,” said Robert C. Kettler, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of KETTLER. “Our diverse staff and their extensive capabilities are the reason behind our success across multiple channels.”

KETTLER is one of two finalists in the Multifamily Development Firm of the Year category, and was selected based on the overall quality of projects in recent years; innovative development strategies and practices; ability to overcome obstacles; and success in achieving the its vision and goals.

Solaire Bethesda, a KETTLER managed property in the heart of Bethesda, is a finalist in The Marketing Category for Best Property Website, which recognizes overall campaigns that reflect core values of multifamily communities and development firms. The 139-unit high-rise luxury apartment community is a clear leader in the market with a 90% occupancy rate.

Gina Spychalla, Property Manager for KETTLER, earned a spot in the newest One to Watch (45 and Younger) category which recognizes industry professionals who have shown strong leadership and growth in their career trajectories.

The annual awards were created to highlight creative development concepts, innovative financing strategies, great design and superior management and marketing in the apartment and condo marketplace. The awards are acknowledged by top-level multifamily development companies, management firms, and experts in the field.

Winners will be announced at the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, January 9th at the International Builders Show, the largest annual light construction show in the world, attracting more than 60,000 visitors from 100 countries.

To learn more about NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, click HERE.


About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from Connecticut to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 

For a hard copy of this press release, click HERE.

Solaire Bethesda

October 13, 2017

KETTLER Makes Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Property Management Companies in DC

KETTLER makes the Washington Business Journal's list of largest property management companies in greater DC. See the full article HERE.


            

October 11, 2017

Kettler’s Usha Chaudhary Named One of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Washington”

KETTLER, one of Washington, DC’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that President and Chief Operating Officer, Usha Chaudhary, was chosen by Washingtonian Magazine as one of its “Most Powerful Women in Washington” in the business and labor category.

Every year, Washingtonian Magazine selects women professionals who have excelled in their industries, ranging from education, arts, law, business and labor, media, advocacy, philanthropy, nonprofits, health, medicine, religion and local, public, national and international powers.

“We are thrilled that Usha has been recognized alongside some of the most prominent female leaders in the country,” said Robert C. Kettler, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of KETTLER. “Her drive, determination and strategic-thinking are an invaluable asset to the company. Our team at KETTLER is lucky to have Usha and her impressive expertise.”

Chaudhary joins the ranks of notable women in the business and labor category from distinguished companies such as Deloitte, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin. Chaudhary was chosen for her ability to manage and grow KETTLER’s wide portfolio in Washington, D.C., the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

“To be listed with some of the most accomplished and iconic women who are shaping the future of our nation is a great honor,” Chaudhary said. “This award reiterates how proud I am to work with my talented team at KETTLER, whose forward-thinking mentality is the momentum behind our success.”

Chaudhary has also been named as a 2016 Honoree of the Women Who Mean Business by the Washington Business Journal and awarded the Non-Profit CFO for Innovation in 2007.

Chaudhary received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi, India and a World Executive MBA from George Washington University. She also completed graduate programs at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

To learn more about Washingtonian Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Washington” list, please visit: https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/10/02/the-most-powerful-women-in-washington/


            

September 22, 2017

KETTLER Makes Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Private Companies in DC

KETTLER makes Washington Business Journal's list of largest private companies in the greater DC area. Read full article HERE.


            

August 30, 2017

Looking Back on 40 Years: A Q&A with Bob Kettler

August 17, 2017

40 Years of KETTLER: How a development icon changed with the times

June 21, 2017

KETTLER Purchases 18 Acres from the Celebration Company Expanding Footprint to Florida

McLean, VA. June 19, 2017 – KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies,announced today it has purchased 18.44 acres of land from The Celebration Company, in Celebration, Florida, marking the first transaction in the state for the company.

“This development transaction represents a significant milestone for our company. Expanding our geographical footprint and entering the Florida market has been a strategic focus of our organization,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of KETTLER. “We could not be more excited to have our first acquisition in the state be in iconic Celebration.” Celebration is a master-planned community originally developed by The Walt Disney Company; The Celebration Company is a Disney affiliate.

KETTLER, historically known for its experience in large-scale planned community and mixed used development, plans to construct a garden-style apartment community with parcels for hotel and age-restricted housing. KETTLER plans to oversee the apartment development and master plan, and is evaluating partnership options with qualified hotel and age-restricted housing developers to partner on the remaining parcels to complete the community site plan.

The residential portion of the development will include 368 apartments with an array of floorplans to appeal to a broad range of renters. KETTLER will provide an extensive amenity package consistent with their focus on best-in-class community design. The site’s location is just minutes away from the vibrant Town Center, providing residents with ample dining and entertainment options and providing easy access to many of Osceola County’s large employers such as Lockheed Martin, Tupperware Brands Corporation, Walt Disney World Resort® and five hospital centers employing nearly 10,000 people.

“The Orlando area is a stable and promising submarket where we see tremendous growth opportunities for multifamily development. We look forward to working with the Celebration community to bring this project to fruition,” added Kettler.

KETTLER has assembled a world-class team to collaborate on the development. The project’s architect is Torti Gallas and Partners, a global architectural firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Florida, California and Istanbul and Atkins North America is the development’s civil engineer.

In line with the company’s growth strategy, KETTLER continues to evaluate acquisition and development opportunities in the Orlando submarket, the Tampa/St. Petersburg area as well as South Florida to add to its multifamily portfolio.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 21,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 31,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 


            

May 23, 2017

KETTLER Announces Grand Opening of Luxury Apartment Community Highgate at the Mile

KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today the grand opening of Highgate at The Mile, a luxury mid-rise apartment community that is the first phase of an urban masterplan project in one of Tyson’s premier locations.

The 395-unit Highgate welcomed new residents this week. The neighborhood puts residents within walking distance of world-class shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and major employers. It also offers plenty of green space with a one-mile loop for walkers and joggers, and a walking trail connecting neighboring communities, Tysons Galleria, and the Metro station. The new community fronts Jones Branch Drive and will help transform the busy travel artery into an area that is not only more pedestrian friendly, but commuter friendly. Tree-lined streets and two acres of lush park space provide an atmosphere of suburban living with all the amenities of city life.

“While the trend in Tysons has been to build high-rise apartments, Highgate demonstrates our innovative design focus. We are creating a neighborhood that combines the luxuries of urban living with the amenities of a suburban lifestyle in a prime location,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of KETTLER. “We see Highgate becoming a vibrant community for many residents who work at major employers like Freddie Mac, Kaiser Permanente, Hilton Worldwide, and Tegna Media, which are all within walking distance. The community provides an alternative to high-rise living with large-scale outdoor amenities, active park and natural spaces that encourage residents to gather and socialize.”

Highgate demonstrates KETTLER’s focus on creating distinctive communities through its thoughtfully designed interiors and amenities spaces. The community will offer studios, one and two-bedroom luxury apartments as well as unique walk-units with direct street access making the community suitable to a diverse population. The amenities include a mezzanine level pool deck overlooking the buildings signature park, which will feature a dog park, play area and open lawn. Highgate also boasts a Crossfit fitness studio overlooking the lush outdoor Zen courtyard, fireplace and soothing water feature. Residents will enjoy an entertainment room with arcade and bar area, as well as WiFi accessible meeting spaces and seating nooks that are ideal for virtual employees or those looking to spend quiet time outside of their private living spaces.

KETTLER partnered with PS Business Parks Inc, a publicly traded real estate company specializing in leasing, property management, acquisition, and development, to make Highgate a modern community. In addition to Highgate, PS Business Parks owns and manages approximately 900,000 square feet of multi-tenant office buildings in Tysons Corner and an additional 5.6 million square feet office and flex properties throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland.

The project’s architect is Design Collective Inc., an award-winning Baltimore-based architectural firm, Parker Rodriguez Inc. served as the landscape architect, and VIKA operated as the development’s engineer.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed nearly 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities, and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 

About PS Business Parks Inc.

PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE: PSB), a member of the S&P SmallCap 600, is a self-advised and self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that acquires, develops, owns and operates commercial properties, primarily multi-tenant flex, office and industrial space. As of March 31, 2017, the company wholly owned 28.1 million rentable square feet with approximately 4,900 customers concentrated in six states. 


            

April 28, 2017

KETTLER Brings Natural Luxury to the Heart of Bethesda with Element 28 Apartments

McLean, VA., April 12, 2017 – KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, has begun leasing for Element 28 in Bethesda, an innovative apartment community that exudes a smart and natural vibe to match Bethesda’s reputation as the best-educated city in the U.S.

With only 101 apartments, Element 28 is more like a boutique condominium community with its spacious, comfortable units featuring expansive views, extensive use of wood and stone and thoughtful amenities to create a resort-like ambience that is literally in the heart of town: on Commerce Lane, midway between Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue.

“Element 28 is distinctive in that it is pure luxury unmatched by any other apartment community in the submarket,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of Kettler. “Its price point for the average unit is on par with the finest condominiums in the market. With just 101 apartments we wanted Element 28 to incorporate luxury with room to stretch out, entertain, and breathe.”

A new plaza and sculpture garden act as a front yard for the 16-story community, connecting it to shopping, entertainment and Bethesda’s best restaurants. The Bethesda Metro Station is just up the block for easy access to Washington, D.C., eight miles away. The sculpture garden itself is an attraction distinguished by an eye catching bright green leaf sculpture. The homes are designed to be light and airy, with options ranging from unusually spacious studios designed for singles or couples, all the way up to three-bedroom units -- a rarity in urban locations, but perfect for discerning families, not-quite-empty nesters or those who seek a little extra space to spread their wings. With its red glazed terracotta panels, Element 28 stands out from the crowded Bethesda market populated by brown, white, and beige buildings.

“When you come up the Metro escalator the first thing you see is Element 28,” said Kevin Peterkin, Director of Multi-Family Development at Kettler. “It is this bright red building that just stands out against the gray and white commercial buildings that have dominated the downtown streetscape for years. This is definitely a unique building.”

All the homes at Element 28 feature Bosch and Thermador appliances, includingwood cabinets and paneled refrigerators to match; white quartz and granite countertops; wood-plank flooring; and stone-tiled spa showers and soaking tubs. Some also have private terraces and custom closets outfitted by the Container Store.

Among other noteworthy amenities, cyclists will find plaza-level parking for their bikes and a storage room with a work station for tune-ups, while commuters can check the transit screen for real-time updates of their transportation options. Oenophiles can store their prized bottles in temperature-controlled wine lockers in the lobby.

“We wanted the best of the best,” Peterkin said. “It feels like you are living in a boutique condominium, but it is rental apartments. This one really stands out form the rest of the competitive set in terms of its amenities and unit finishes.”

Element 28 also features generous community areas, including a rooftop lounge with retractable glass doors, an indoor-outdoor clubroom and a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness studio. The building also has a conference center and a Wi-Fi lounge – with free coffee and modern furniture -- where residents can plug in and work or surf the Web.

But Element 28’s beauty is not only skin deep. Designed by R2L Architects, the landscaped roof deck and street-level plaza address Montgomery County’s tough storm-water management requirements and reduce the building’s “heat island” effect. Element 28 also uses a variable refrigerant flow HVAC system that maximizes efficiency as well as the usable areas of the building and its roof. KETTLER is targeting LEED Gold also by offering an array of green features ranging from Energy Star appliances to a green roof, to a bio-retention facility that naturally treats storm water runoff.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners.


            

March 31, 2017

KETTLER Begins Preleasing for Reed Row

McLean, VA. March 31, 2017 – KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today, that they have begun preleasing for Reed Row, an innovative apartment community aimed at attracting residents who want stylish living with contemporary, minimalist design in an urban setting.

The 132-unit mid-rise luxury apartment is located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. . Formerly known as 2101 Champlain Street, Reed Row will offer a mix of studios and one-and-two-bedroom units.

“There is no luxury apartment community in Washington, D.C., like Reed Row,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of KETTLER. “This is a creative, functional, and intimate apartment community that we are proud to offer in Adams Morgan. Reed Row embodies our core values of designing living spaces that are distinctive and innovative. Everything from the architecture and apartment layout, to the finishes and functionality of the living spaces, sets us apart from everything on the market.”

Reed Row offers unique apartment and architectural design features that are new to Washington, D.C. while maintaining the integrity of the surrounding historic neighborhoods. The apartments offer distinctive pod-style characteristics that are unique in the market. The layouts were inspired by efficient loft spaces in New York, San Francisco and Tel Aviv. These floorplans, developed by KETTLER and R2L Architects, include one-bedroom apartments organized around a central cube incorporating the kitchen, bathroom and laundry closet and offer extensive built-in cabinetry for storage. By centralizing these elements, the remainder of the apartment is uncluttered for residents to furnish and use as they desire. Additional unit features include wood flooring, European kitchen appliances, nine-foot ceilings, private rooftop terraces, and impressive views of the city.

KETTLER worked for more than six months with community groups to ensure the architecture of Reed Row preserved the character and charm of Adams Morgan. The entrance to the building includes an open-air carriageway that connects to a lushly-landscaped interior courtyard. This carriageway emulates the open breezeways of the Colonial South, but with modern fixtures and finishes. This visual blending of the public and private space marries the elegance of the more traditional architecture with the reality of the community’s modern, urban setting.

Located at the center of one of the District’s most vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhoods, Reed Row is within walking distance of the city’s top restaurants, entertainment and shopping, with a Walkscore of 98.

“One of our goals was to respect the historic nature of Adams Morgan and not only compliment it, but blend in,” Ms. Tyrrell said. “While our design on the inside is distinctive, we made certain we preserved the beauty and charm of the neighborhood. We paid attention to detail by installing steel-faced windows and using the rhythm and materials that matched many of the row houses in Adams Morgan.”

Other building amenities include a fitness center, ride-in bike room and maintenance shop, outdoor living room with firepit and water feature, a contemplative interior rooftop garden, and a roof-deck with breathtaking views of downtown Washington, D.C. The building also includes a wifi-enabled co-working space for the robust telecommuting community in Adam’s Morgan that converts to a social lounge in the evenings.

In addition to R2L Architects as the project’s architect and interior designer, the project team includes SK&A Engineers as the structural engineer, Parker Rodriguez, landscape architect; LF Jennings, general contractor, and Bohler Engineering, civil engineer.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 


            

March 30, 2017

KETTLER Hires Todd Butler as Chief Technology Officer

McLean, VA., March 30, 2017 – KETTLER, one of Washington, DC’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that Todd Butler has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.

Butler brings more than 15 years of experience to KETTLER in technology management. Since 2012 he has focused primarily on multifamily and residential technology.

“Todd will have a major impact on the growth and development of our technology and software systems,” said Cynthia Fisher, Chief Administrative Officer. “As we grow and expand into new areas of the country, Todd will prove invaluable in helping us reach our goals. He will lead the effort to further develop our technology to help KETTLER continue to provide the best solutions to our clients and residents.”

Prior to joining Kettler, Butler oversaw the Marketing Technology and Technology Development departments at Bozutto responsible for custom software development initiatives, custom website and mobile application development, data feed management and support, CRM architecture, and general marketing software setup and support.

He had a similar role as the Director of Marketing Technology at Riverstone Residential Group, now Greystar.

Butler holds degrees in Business Marketing and Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA in Technology Management from George Washington University. He joined KETTLER in March and reports directly to Ms. Fisher.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from Connecticut to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 


            

March 30, 2017

Robert C. Kettler Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Elite List Most Influential Virginians 2017

McLean, VA. March 30, 2017 - KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of KETTLER, has been named as one of the Most Influential Virginians 2017 by Virginia Business Magazine.

The annual list showcases men and women who are shaping policy, deals, companies, and real estate in Virginia. Selected by Virginia Business magazine’s editorial staff, the featured executives are changing their industries and communities.

“It is a privilege to be recognized as one of the top business leaders and professionals in Virginia,” Mr. Kettler said. “Receiving this honor speaks to our passion for creative development throughout Virginia and to the dedication, determination, and talent of the KETTLER team.”

Under Mr. Kettler’s leadership, the firm is one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the Washington area. The company has transformed areas of Northern Virginia into urban, walkable communities. Most recently, KETTLER has focused on the transformation of Tysons. It has partnered with PS Business Park in the development of the Highgate at Metropolitan Mile, a luxury mid-rise apartment community designed to serve the residential commuter with 395 units. Highgate, which will put residents within walking distance of world-class shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and major employers, is set to open in the spring.

In September 2016, KETTLER and the Meridian Group broke ground on The Boro, a 3.7-million-square-foot project in the heart of Tysons. Located within walking distance of the Greensboro Metro station, The Boro will offer offices, apartments, condominiums, retail, restaurants, and entertainment.

KETTLER continues its partnership with Monumental Sports and Entertainment as the official apartment management company of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. KETTLER also holds the naming rights to the KETTLER Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, since the training center for The Washington Capitals professional ice hockey team opened in 2006.

Mr. Kettler has accumulated a list of professional accolades during his 40-year-career, including the Northern Virginian Building Industry Association’s Monument Lifetime Achievement Award.

An active member of the community, he serves on several boards including, the Trust for the National Mall, the Tysons Partnership, the Kennedy Center corporate board, and Wesley Seminary.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from Connecticut to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 


            

February 03, 2017

Federal Capital Partners and KETTLER Complete $55.25 Million Sale of Leesburg, VA Apartments

Chevy Chase, MD, February 2, 2017 – Federal Capital Partners® (FCP) with joint venture partner, Kettler, has completed the $55.25 million sale of Fields of Leesburg, a 405-unit garden apartment community at 75 Plaza Street in Leesburg, VA. Originally built in the 1970’s, the property participates in a tax credit program that provides quality living at affordable rates to those that qualify.

“FCP is pleased to have successfully concluded its business plan at the Fields of Leesburg apartments. Kettler has been an extraordinary partner at Fields of Leesburg as well as at many other properties and we appreciate the opportunity to work with their superb team,” said FCP Senior Vice President, Jason Bonderenko. “The community is well-positioned for the future and we are excited to start the year with a transaction that demonstrates strong value creation. FCP acquired 1,727 apartments in 2016 and we will continue to be an active buyer in 2017.”

“The sale of the Fields of Leesburg was a strategic transaction for both FCP and Kettler, and we are pleased to start 2017 on such a positive note,” said Greg Slang, Vice President of Asset Management at Kettler. “We expect to be active buyers and sellers of multifamily assets and we look forward to continuing our relationship with FCP in future endeavors.”

FCP and Kettler extend their appreciation to Jeff Kunitz, Brandon Grisham and Jonathan Greenberg of CB Richard Ellis for their representation.

About Federal Capital Partners

Federal Capital Partners (FCP) is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $5.0 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests in all asset classes and provides equity, preferred equity and structured debt investments for commercial and residential real estate. The firm, based in Chevy Chase, MD, owns and manages in excess of $2.3 billion in assets. FCP is currently investing its third investment fund, a recently closed commingled, discretionary fund targeted at real estate markets in the Eastern United States. For further information on FCP, please visit www.fcpdc.com.

About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company has developed nearly 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from New York to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.


            

February 01, 2017

Boutique-Style Apartments Result From New Master Plan Near Pentagon

Multifamily Executive featured Kettler's m.flats Crystal City in a recent Design & Development article. Read the full story HERE


            

January 10, 2017

Cindy Clare Begins Term as 2017 NAA Chairman of the Board

Clare has been an active member of the property management industry for more than 30 years. Since joining Kettler in 2005, she has overseen more than 30,000 apartment homes in more than 100 communities throughout the mid-Atlantic. Clare’s operational and marketing expertise assisted in the development of new communities for both KETTLER and third-party owners, and expanded KETTLER Management’s geographic reach from D.C. to New York, South Carolina and Texas.

“Cindy has been a tremendous asset to KETTLER since joining the company over a decade ago, said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of KETTLER. Our continued success in the property management business can be attributed to the outstanding leadership that Cindy has provided to her staff and our organization at large. I am confident that she will lead the NAA Board with the same passion and commitment that she has devoted to our organization. We are extremely proud of Cindy and all of her accomplishments and we look forward to watching her flourish in her new role as Chairman.”

“Cindy has been actively involved with NAA at every level,” NAA President and CEO Bob Pinnegar, CAE, said. “She positively represents the apartment housing industry and has its best interests at heart. I’m sure her passion and energy will be reflected in NAA and its members.”

A focus on the apartment industry’s charitable works ranks high among Clare’s goals. One of Clare’s goals as Chairman will be to promote NAA affiliates’ charitable works that are not readily recognized by the public. Clare said affiliates throughout the country spearhead backpack drives for underprivileged students, help in classrooms, work with students to improve reading skills, and advocate for housing and jobs.

“We know our affiliates, members and suppliers are all doing great work for their communities,” Clare said. “We just need to let the world know of all the great things the apartment industry does. Our members do more than just provide apartment housing, they are good corporate citizens who care greatly about their communities.”

Clare graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to her role at Kettler, she worked at The Mark Winkler Company and Charles E. Smith with a focus on residential operations and management. Additionally, she serves on the Virginia Tech RPO Advisory Board and is a frequent guest lecturer at the VT School of Property Management.

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About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed nearly 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from New York to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.  

About NAA

National Apartment Association (NAA), America’s leading voice for the apartment housing industry, provides its members with the best range of strategic, educational, operational, networking and advocacy resources they need to learn, to lead and to succeed. As a federation of nearly 170 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 76,000 members representing more than 8.7 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. NAA’s purpose is to enable every single one of its members to fulfill his or her professional goals with great competence, speed and the highest standards of ethics. NAA is A Trusted Partner, A Valued Connector, A Powerful Advocate, and A Marketing Leader to serve areas in the apartment housing industry. NAA thanks its strategic partners The Home Depot, RealPage Inc., and Yardi. To learn more, visit www.naahq.org.


            

November 29, 2016

KETTLER Hires David Ohlrich as Senior VP of Property Management Operations

KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that David Ohlrich will join the company as Senior Vice President of Property Management Operations.

Ohlrich brings nearly 30 years of experience to KETTLER in property management and real estate. Most recently he was Senior Vice President at Federal Capital Partners, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based firm that acquires, operates and develops residential and commercial properties.

“Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to our rapidly growing property management team,” said Cindy Clare, President of KETTLER Management. “He will lead the effort to ensure our apartment management portfolio continues to operate at exceptional levels. Our customers and clients remain a top priority at KETTLER and Dave will assist us in delivering services that will exceed their expectations.”

Added Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KETTLER, “We are transforming KETTLER into a more dynamic development and property management company while expanding our geographic reach. Dave’s expertise in real estate and property management operations make him an excellent addition to our team as we expand in key growth areas of the country.”

Ohlrich, who worked at FCP for more than 10 years, will report to Clare and will start work at KETTLER in January.

At FCP Ohlrich was responsible for oversight of all asset management functions, including asset strategy and business plan development, construction management functions, third-party, fee-managed relationships and oversight of the company's asset management role in debt and development investments.

Prior to joining FCP Ohlrich worked at NVR, Equity Residential, and NHP Inc. Ohlrich holds Bachelor of Science degrees in architecture and engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

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About KETTLER

KETTLER and KETTLER Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed nearly 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. KETTLER Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for KETTLER and 3rd party clients from New York to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.  


            

October 06, 2016

KETTLER’S New High-Rise Revives Old Post Office Site And Provides Spark For Crystal City

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today the opening of m.flats Crystal City, an 11-story, 198-unit, high-rise apartment building located in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va.

m.flats not only revives a site once occupied by the former Crystal City Post Office, but provides a community conveniently located just one block from the Crystal City Metro offering easy access to work, entertainment and downtown Washington, D.C.

“m.flats will provide a spark that will help Crystal City become the vibrant community we all envision,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Kettler. “It not only expands the number of residences, but takes Crystal City a step closer to becoming a thriving transit-oriented, walkable neighborhood.”

m.flats was the first residential building proposed to the Arlington County Board since the adoption of the Crystal City Sector Plan in 2010. The plan is a roadmap adopted to redevelop Crystal City through 2050.

“Demand for luxury city living is especially strong in the Arlington submarket,” added Pamela Tyrrell, Vice President of Multifamily for Kettler. “Many young professionals want a home that features an array of amenities, is in close proximity to mass transit as well as dining and entertainment options. m.flats offers all of the above in a boutique, well designed building.” 


“KTGY designed an exterior aesthetic at m.flats that is contemporary yet restrained. In contrast to the existing 1960s-era buildings, the facades add color, texture and transparency,” stated Rohit Anand, Managing Principal at KTGY’s East Coast office in Tysons.

m.flats Crystal City offers primarily one- and two-bedroom units as well as standard unit finishes including washed oak flooring, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Building amenities include a club room equipped with WiFi and ample lounge areas, fitness center, bike storage and workstation, and an all-season landscaped courtyard with fire and water features. The rooftop amenities include multiple entertainment spaces with outdoor seating and dining areas, outdoor kitchens with grills, fireplace, as well as a southern-facing sundeck with cabanas overlooking the rooftop swimming pool and views of the city.

The LEED Silver designed high-rise is Kettler’s sixth multi-family building in the Crystal City/Pentagon City market. Kettler opened The Acadia, a 411-unit high-rise luxury apartment building in Metropolitan Park, spring of 2015. Construction on m.flats Crystal City began at the end of October 2014. International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning was the architect on the project, Bohler Engineering, a civil engineering and consulting services firm, the engineer, and John Moriarty & Associates, the general contractor.

About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.

About KTGY Architecture + Planning 

Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities,leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. For more information, visit www.ktgy.com


            

September 09, 2016

Usha Chaudhary Named One of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business

Kettler President and Chief Operating Officer Usha Chaudhary has been named one of Washington’s Women Who Mean Business 2016 by the Washington Business Journal.

The Washington Business Journal’s annual list is an exclusive ranking of top business CEOs, nonprofit executives and community leaders in the Washington-area who are judged on three criteria: professional accomplishments, community leadership, as well as awards and milestones.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Usha, who demonstrates every day why she is one of the region’s top business leaders,” said Robert C. Kettler, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Kettler. “Her extensive background in business and finance brings fresh perspective to our expanding organization. Usha’s expertise in managing and implementing the strategic vision of top-tier national companies like Freddie Mac, The Washington Post and the Pew Charitable Trust will help us grow in a way that remains consistent with best management practices, Kettler’s core values and the standard of excellence we have established over the last 30 years.”

Since joining Kettler in February 2016, Chaudhary has quickly made an impact overseeing the company as it has embarked on a strategic growth strategy and has rapidly expanded in key markets along the East Coast and southern United States.

“It is a privilege to be regarded among the top business leaders and professionals in the Washington region,” Chaudhary said. “The Business Journal’s honor speaks volumes of the hard work, dedication and talent of our Kettler team. Kettler is one of the most dynamic real estate development companies in the country and I am proud of what we have accomplished since the year began.”

To learn more about The Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business 2016 honorees, please visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/feature/women-who-mean-business/2016/

About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com. 


            

August 15, 2016

KETTLER ACQUIRES 346 GARDEN APARTMENT UNITS IN NORTH CAROLINA’S TRIANGLE REGION

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today it has purchased the Bridges at Wind River, a 346-unit garden apartment community located in Brier Creek, North Carolina.

“Strategic growth is a primary focus for our organization and the 730 units we’ve acquired in the last 30 days is proof of that,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of Kettler. “Access to major employment centers, the educated workforce and the growing demand for housing is extremely strong in this submarket and we’re excited about the opportunies here. We will continue our pursuit of value-add opportunities and look forward to continued success in this region.”

Located between Wake and Durham counties, Bridges at Wind River is conveniently located close to major arteries I-540 and I-40, allowing residents easy access to employement as well as access to neighboring cities Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

Kettler has plans to complete renovations at the community to include several upgrades in the units as well as upgrading the existing resident amenities.

The property will be managed by Kettler Management, who currently oversees management of apartments in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions as well as Texas.

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About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from Connecticut to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.


            

July 26, 2016

KETTLER Continues its Expansion in the Southeast

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today it has purchased 384 garden apartment units in the Research Triangle and Triad Region of North Carolina in a joint venture with The Stillman Group.

“This acquisition represents our continued focus to grow strategically in new markets specifically in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of Kettler. “As real estate investors, we strive to find key assets in areas that are thriving and show signs of continued growth and success.”

The acquisition is made up of two apartment communities, Bridges at Chapel Hill with 144 units located in the Town of Carrboro and Waterford Place with 240 units located in North Greensboro. Bridges at Chapel Hill is just minutes from the city center, and is in close proximity to major employers as well as world-class universities. Located directly on Lake Jeanette in Greensboro, Waterford Place apartments is also conveniently located to a number of large employment centers such as UPS, Honda Aircraft and FedEx.

Kettler plans to enhance operations at both communities through interior and exterior unit and amenity area upgrades. Previously managed by Fairfield, both properties will now be managed by Kettler Management.

“We’ve capitalized on a great investment opportunity in the attractive submarkets of Chapel Hill and Greensboro,” said Asheel Shah, President of Multifamily Development at Kettler. “These areas have and will continue to attract a resident base that is looking for quality housing options with access to a great education system, employment and entertainment options.”

Abbott Stillman added, "I am delighted by the opportunity to extend our strategic partnership with Kettler and successfully pursue properties in what we view as really attractive locations and in the value add asset class.”

In the past 10 months, Kettler began expanding into high-growth areas of the southeast seizing opportunities to add value-add opportunities to its portfolio. In addition to the acquisitions in the Triad Region and the Research Triangle, Kettler has added nearly 700 apartment units in South Carolina to its expanding multifamily portfolio.

About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed over 20,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000+ apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from Connecticut to South Carolina and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.

About The Stillman Group

The Stillman Group is a Scarsdale, N.Y-based real estate and venture investment company that was founded in 1924. The company has expertise in property development, construction, land development, leasing and sales, asset and property management, acquisition and divestment. The company is in its third generation of family leadership under Chairman Abbott Stillman.


            

June 22, 2016

In Record Time KETTLER’S Jorge Blanco Takes Home NAA MAINTENANCE MANIA Nantional Championship Title

Jorge Blanco, service manager for Kettler, took home the National Championship title last week at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) 2016 Maintenance Mania® competition, completing eight maintenance tasks in a record 1 minute, 11.618 seconds.

“Jorge’s skills are unmatched. His record finish demonstrates his dedication to his craft and the pride he takes in his work,” said Robert C. Kettler, CEO of Kettler. “The Kettler team is proud of Jorge’s amazing accomplishment.”

Blanco was among 20 finalists who qualified to participate in this year’s competition. Nearly 4,000 maintenance professionals nationwide participated in year-long qualifying events for a chance to compete for a spot in the national championship in San Francisco.

“Winning this competition means everything to me,” said Blanco, who has worked at Kettler for six years. “This is my fourth national championship and I knew that in order to win and take home the trophy I had to perform perfectly.”

The 10th annual competition was held during the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. Competitors participated in eight maintenance focused challenges that tested their skills and knowledge of the industry. Each participant raced against the clock in the following events:

  • A.O. Smith water heater installation
  • CFG faucet repair
  • Fluidmaster toilet repair
  • Frigidaire icemaker installation
  • Kidde fire and carbon monoxide safety installation
  • Kwikset key control deadbolt teas
  • Seasons ceiling fan installation
  • Racecar derby

With nearly $6,400 in grand prizes up for grabs and a total prize package totaling nearly $20,000 for winners and spectators, the competitors participated in a finale racecar competition event. Using at least three maintenance products, each competitor was required to launch a hand-built model car down a derby style track to the finish line.

“We’re extremely proud of Jorge and his accomplishments at Maintenance Mania,” said Cindy Clare, president of Kettler Management. “Our maintenance professionals are true assets to our organization and the properties in which they serve. Residents count on them to fulfil their request efficiently and in a timely manner. Without exceptional employees like Jorge, we would not be able to achieve the level of resident satisfaction that we do in our communities.”

Jorge now holds the top record for the fastest overall completion time in the annual competition.

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About Kettler: Founded in 1977 and headquartered in McLean, Va., Kettler develops planned communities, apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects. The company has developed more than 18,000 apartments and condominiums, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages more than 30,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to the southeast and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.


            

February 11, 2016

KETTLER and the Stillman Group Acquire 216 Garden Apartment Units in North Charleston, SC

Kettler and The Stillman Group announced today they have purchased Jamison Park in North Charleston, S.C. from Middle Street Partners for $22,500,000.

Jamison Park is located in the rapidly growing submarket of North Charleston which is home to several major employers, including the Joint Force Air Force Base, the Charleston International Airport, and The Boeing Co.

The transaction comes just months after Kettler and Stillman acquired a two asset portfolio in Charleston. “Kettler and The Stillman Group just recently established a presence in Charleston. In fact, this is the third multifamily property the partners have acquired in Charleston within a span of 75 days. This demonstrates the continuing trend of institutional capital identifying Charleston as a stable, rapidly growing market with favorable economic trends and recognized employer expansion into the area,” said Kevin Kempf, CBRE Carolinas.

“This transaction increases our presence in the Carolinas and continues to drive our expansion along the Eastern Seaboard,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of Kettler.

The acquisition increases the number of apartment units Kettler manages to roughly 33,000.

Kettler and The Stillman Group wish to extend their appreciation to Phil Brosseau and Kevin Kempf of CBRE who brokered the transaction.

About Kettler Inc. 

Kettler and Kettler Management are developers, owners and operators of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed nearly 24,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages nearly 33,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to the Carolinas and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. 

About The Stillman Group

The Stillman Group is a Scarsdale, N.Y-based real estate and venture investment company that was founded in 1924. The company has expertise in property development, construction, land development, leasing and sales, asset and property management, acquisition and divestment. The company is in its third generation of family leadership under Chairman Abbott Stillman.


            

February 01, 2016

Kettler Hires Usha Chaudhary as President and Cheif Operating Officer

KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that it has hired Usha Chaudhary to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Chaudhary, who most recently was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Pew Charitable Trusts, will be responsible for implementing the company’s strategic plan, managing all aspects of the Kettler organization and continuing Kettler’s growth in both the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region and the greater Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

“We are thrilled to have Usha join the Kettler team,” said Robert C. Kettler, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kettler. “Usha has an unmatched track record of leading and transforming iconic enterprises like Freddie Mac and The Washington Post. She joins us at a time when Kettler is growing rapidly, having tripled both our development pipeline and apartments under management over the last five years, as well as expanding geographically up and down the Eastern seaboard and into Texas. Usha’s proven expertise in managing the organizational structure and implementing the strategic vision of top-tier national companies during periods of transformation will help us continue and accelerate our growth in a way that remains consistent with best management practices, Kettler’s core values and the standard of excellence we have established over the last thirty years.”

Chaudhary will report directly to Robert C. Kettler and will provide oversight of all company divisions. Chaudhary will start her new position in mid-February.

“I am excited to be joining Kettler, a company with a long and rich history as one of the pre-eminent development and management companies in the greater Washington, D.C. area and beyond. I look forward to working with Bob and the executive team to build on Kettler’s growth while maintaining the culture and practices that have led to the company’s success,” said Chaudhary.

Prior to her tenure at The Pew Charitable Trusts, Chaudhary served as Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer with The Washington Post where she oversaw accounting, finance, treasury, strategy, real estate administration and security. She also worked at United Way of America as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and previous to that, spent nearly 19 years with Freddie Mac in a variety of management positions, including Vice President, Operations and Risk Management in the Investments and Capital Markets Division..

In addition to Chaudhary’s appointment, Kettler announced that it is realigning its organizational structure to sharpen its continued focus on best-in-class multifamily acquisition and development, land development and multifamily property management. Effective immediately, Asheel Shah becomes President of Kettler’s Multifamily Division, and Andy Buchanan becomes President of Kettler’s Land Division. Cindy Clare will continue her role as President of Kettler Management.

“Cindy, Asheel and Andy have been crucial in the success and rapid growth we have experienced,” Kettler said. “By realigning the company, they now have the ability to dedicate their full attention to managing and growing their respective businesses. We are confident about the future with these talented and experienced individuals running our divisions.”

Kettler, which is one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the Washington area, is seizing opportunities to expand its business, both in the Washington region and beyond. In the last three months alone, Kettler Management has added nearly 3,000 luxury apartment units in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, bringing its total portfolio to nearly 33,000 units.

Kettler’s current multifamily pipeline consists of nearly 3,000 units either under construction or development, and a land development pipeline of 2,000 lots in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

“This is an exciting time for Kettler, its employees and our partners. With Cindy, Asheel and Andy running our business groups, Usha managing the overall business operations of the company, and talented and experienced individuals at all levels, I feel we are poised for a new level of success,” added Kettler.

Upcoming Kettler mixed-use projects include a partnership with The Meridian Group to develop “The Boro,” a 3.7 million square foot mixed-use block anchored by Whole Foods in Tysons, Metropolitan at Rockville Town Center, Phase 2 of their successful Metropolitan Downtown Columbia and the redevelopment of more than 1,000,000 square feet of mixed-use space on five acres at Union Market.

About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed nearly 24,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages over 30,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to the Carolinas and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.


            

January 13, 2016

Kettler To Begin Construction on the Metropolitan, a Luxury Apartment Community in Rockville, MD

Tysons, VA. – Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, acting on behalf of an institutional investor, announced today that it has closed on a land and construction loan with lender Wells Fargo Bank. Construction will begin on The Metropolitan at Rockville Town Center, a 275-unit mid-rise luxury apartment complex in the heart of Rockville at the beginning later this month.

The Metropolitan at Rockville Town Center will be located at 255 North Washington Street, neighboring Rockville Town Square, a bustling dining, entertainment and shopping district. The midrise luxury apartment community offers everything from single bedroom lofts to three bedroom units. The community will boast of a variety of retail and resident amenities, as well as open-spaces that contribute to the urban scene.

“Rockville houses a number of rapidly growing biotechnology and software companies and continues to demonstrate why it is such an important city in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area,” said Asheel Shah, president of multifamily development at Kettler. “We want to be where there is growth and we think the Metropolitan puts us in the middle of the action where demand continues to be robust for quality multi-family housing.”

The building is designed to respond to the character and activity in the neighborhood and will include an enhanced streetscape experience for pedestrians with generous landscaping and sidewalks to improve connectivity. The Metropolitan will offer an array of amenities for residents including a fitness center and yoga room, pet grooming room, bike storage, two outdoor courtyards, a swimming pool, outdoor grilling and a two-story entertainment lounge with terrace.

“The Metropolitan will be a great addition to Rockville,” said Pamela Tyrrell, senior vice president of multifamily development for Kettler. “Its upscale amenities will cater to the needs of the residents who want the best, and its location fits in well with our strategy to provide luxury living accommodations in a walkable, urban setting near transit.”

The project team includes R2L Architects and interior designers, Parker Rodriguez, landscape architect, and Macris, Hendricks and Glascock, civil engineers. The Metropolitan will be built following a green building design.

About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed nearly 24,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages over 30,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to the Carolinas and Texas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.

About Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, with subsidiary and affiliate offices in the U.S., UK, Europe, and Asia, is one of the largest global real estate investment managers. It provides core and value-added investment and advisory services, including a comprehensive suite of private and public real estate debt, equity and securities expertise and services, to institutional and other qualified investors around the globe. Cornerstone is a member of the MassMutual Financial Group. For more information, visit www.cornerstoneadvisers.com.


            

October 26, 2015

KETTLER & PS Business Parks Break Ground on Tysons Luxury Apartments

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that it has broken ground on the Highgate at Metropolitan Mile luxury apartments in Tysons, VA. Kettler’s partner in the Highgate is PS Business Parks Inc., a publicly traded real estate company specializing in leasing, property management, acquisition and development. PS Business Parks is also one of the largest owners of real estate in Fairfax County.

Highgate, a 395-unit mid-rise apartment community, is designed to serve the residential commuter by offering well-appointed apartment homes within walking distance of work, world-class shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The apartments will offer residents the luxuries of urban living in a suburban location. Highgate is located in McLean, minutes from Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, featuring shopping and restaurants and within a half-mile of two new Silver line Metrorail stations.

“Tysons is quickly transforming from offices and shops to a community where people will not only work, but live, relax and enjoy what this dynamic area has to offer,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of Kettler. “Highgate will provide these new residents with luxury living, exquisite amenities and plenty of personal space in a vibrant urban setting. The Tysons market is perfect for this type of luxury offering and we are already generating strong interest.”

Highgate will offer studios, one and two bedroom luxury apartments, including some two-level loft units with street access. It will also boast amenities that include a rooftop pool terrace, a Zen courtyard with reflecting pool, an expansive workout facility, a resident party room, and an entertainment kitchen, as well as a circular fire-hearth lounge overlooking the courtyard.

Kettler and PS Business Parks are committed to creating a more natural environment around Highgate, which will feature pedestrian-friendly streetscapes that will make for ideal gathering spaces. In addition, the partnership will develop a public park, adjacent to the property that will feature a dog park, play area and open lawn space. The upper terrace of the luxury apartment building will overlook the park, providing a beautiful, natural view for residents.

Kettler will seek LEED certification with high efficiency mechanical systems, green roofs, cisterns for irrigation and sustainable materials that will have a beneficial impact on indoor environmental air quality.

Kettler has spearheaded other projects in Tysons, including VITA Tysons Corner, a 30-story luxury apartment tower that opened in May 2015. Kettler partnered with Macerich, a real estate investment trust, and not only developed VITA but is managing the community. In June, Kettler announced a joint venture with the Meridian Group to develop the residential and retail space in The Boro, a 3.7-million-square-foot project in the heart of Tysons Corner. The first phase, scheduled to break ground in the summer of 2016, will consist of nearly 1.4 million square feet of mixed-use development that will include 750 residential units, 406,000 square feet of office space, and 229,000 square feet of destination retail space.

The contractor for the development is CBG Building Company, based in Arlington, VA. The project’s architect is Design Collective Inc., an award-winning Baltimore-based architectural firm, Parker Rodriguez Inc. has been named landscape architect, and VIKA will serve as civil engineer.

About Kettler Inc.

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed nearly 24,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to the Carolinas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.

About PS Business Parks Inc.

PS Business Parks Inc. (NYSE: PSB) is a publicly traded full service real estate company with expertise in leasing, property management, acquisition and development. As of September 2015 the company owns and operates approximately 28 million rentable square feet of commercial space located in six states: California, Florida, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The company also manages approximately 1.2 million rentable square feet on behalf of Public Storage Inc. and its affiliated entities.


            

October 19, 2015

KETTLER Named Development Company of the Year By MULTI-HOUSING NEWS

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that Multi-Housing News has named it Development Company of the Year.

Kettler also received honors this week for VITA Tysons Corner Center, which was named Best High-Rise Apartment Community in the Baltimore/Washington market by Delta Associates.

“It is an honor to be named Development Company of the Year and to have our luxury apartment community VITA Tysons Corner Center recognized nationally,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman and CEO of Kettler. “These awards speak volumes of the Kettler team’s hard work. We couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this distinguished recognition by our peers and by these two outstanding organizations.”

Before naming Kettler Development Company of the Year, Multi-Housing News spent two days judging the competition and reviewing criteria, including financial performance, design excellence, customer service, innovation and resident satisfaction. The award was presented in New York at the 2015 MHN Excellence Awards reception.

Delta Associates, a commercial real estate research and advisory firm, announced the award at the Delta Associates 19th Annual Washington/Baltimore Multifamily Market Overview & Awards for Excellence in Washington, D.C.

Kettler’s current development pipeline consists of 15 projects totaling nearly 5,000 units. Recent project deliveries for the development company include VITA Tysons Corner Center in Tysons, VA, The Acadia at Metropolitan Park in Arlington, VA, 450K in Washington, D.C.’s Mount Vernon Triangle and The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia located in Columbia, MD.

About Kettler Inc.

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, VA, the company has developed more than 21,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages more than 28,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to the Carolinas and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.


            

August 25, 2015

Kettler to Begin Construction on Luxury Mid-Rise Apartment in Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C.

August 25, 2015

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today the construction start of a 132-unit mid-rise luxury apartment community located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

“The demand for quality rental housing in the District continues to grow,” said Robert C. Kettler, chairman and CEO at Kettler. “This project will be the first new multifamily development to hit the submarket in several years and we’re excited to introduce this sophisticated building design to the Adams Morgan community.”

Currently known as 2101 Champlain Street, the five-story luxury apartment building will offer a mix of studios, one and two bedroom units. “The design layout of the apartment homes will offer a unique blend of contemporary, minimalist design and thoughtful apartment layouts that will enhance urban living, without the spatial compromise of micro-units,” added Kettler.

The creative floorplans, developed by Kettler and R2L Architects, include one-bedroom apartments that are organized around a central feature incorporating the kitchen, bathroom and laundry closet and offer extensive built-in cabinetry for storage. By centralizing these elements, the remainder of the apartment is left uncluttered for residents to furnish and use as they desire. Additional unit features include wood flooring, European kitchen appliances, nine-foot ceilings, plus balconies and rooftop terraces in select units.

“2101 Champlain Street will offer a building compatible with its historic surroundings but with an eclectic, urban sophistication, that is reflective of the neighborhood. A key concept in this design is the apartments that will offer an open floorplan circulating around an elegant, central feature finished with custom cabinetry. The result is a free-flowing, light-filled apartment that offers a cool, Scandinavian look unlike anything currently available the area,” said Graham Tyrrell, vice president of multifamily development for Kettler.

Located at the center of the District’s most vibrant neighborhoods, 2101 Champlain Street provides residents with a number of amenities within walking distance. Amenities in the building have been curated to provide areas for work and play. Space for co-working with an adjacent bike room will convert to a social lounge in the evenings. While a lushly landscaped interior garden and roof-deck overlooking downtown DC will offer further options for relaxation in the heart of the city. Additional resident amenities include a fitness center, underground parking, two-level contemplative courtyard, carriageway with water feature, and outdoor living room with fireplace.

In addition to R2L Architects as the project’s architect and interior designer, the project team includes SK&A Engineers as the structural engineer, Parker Rodriguez will serve as landscape architect, LF Jennings is the general contractor, and Bohler Engineering will serve as civil engineer. Construction completion on 2101 Champlain Street is projected for Q4 2016.

About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and surrounding mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, Va., the company specializes in the planning and development of multi-family housing, planned communities and mixed-use projects. The company is focused on urban and suburban revitalization with a special emphasis on transit-oriented and mixed-use development. Kettler’s current development pipeline consists of 15 projects totaling over 5,000 units. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000 apartments in over 100 communities for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to North Carolina, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.


            

August 20, 2015

Kettler Becomes Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Official Apartment Management Company

Kettler Extends Naming Rights for KCI

August 20, 2015

Monumental Sports & Entertainment announces the continuation of the naming rights entitlement with Kettler for the Washington Capitals training facility, Kettler Capitals Iceplex. As part of the continuation agreement, Kettler becomes the official apartment management company of Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

“We’re excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Kettler. They are visionary leaders for enriching local communities through development, design and property management,” said Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman and majority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We are thrilled with how our fans, the hockey community and the city of Arlington has embraced KCI. It is a wonderful community asset.”

Kettler Capitals Iceplex (KCI) is a 137,000-square foot facility in Arlington, Va., that opened in 2006 and features the state-of-the-art training facility for the NHL’s Washington Capitals. The facility features two indoor NHL-sized ice rinks and a range of events including open and free practices, and training camps for the Washington Capitals. In 2013, KCI hosted the United States Olympic Men’s National Team Orientation Camp, designed to assist in the preparation of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that competed at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. It also hosted the U.S. Under-18 Select Team and U.S. Under-17 Select Team in 2015.

The two ice sheets offer an estimated 12,000 hours of ice time per year for use by youth, high school and college hockey teams, figure skating, synchronized skating, recreational skating, and learn-to-skate programs for hockey and broomball. The Washington Little Capitals, a top tier 1 program, also play at the facility as well as the recently developed Capitals Academy Travel teams and Rooftop Hockey House League. At least 500 hours of ice time are donated by the Capitals to Arlington County to offer the economically disadvantaged and physically and mentally challenged members of the community an opportunity to use the facility.

KCI is the only year-round, indoor ice rink in the Washington, D.C., area that is located inside of the beltway and is Metro accessible.

“The extension of the naming rights agreement with Monumental Sports shows our continued commitment to Arlington County, the Capitals and the greater metropolitan area,” said Robert C. Kettler, chairman and CEO of Kettler. “We are proud to be named the official property management company of Monumental Sports and the exceptional teams they represent. With a longstanding history of developing and managing properties particularly in the Arlington submarket, we look forward to the continued success of KCI and the partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment.”

Kettler has developed more than five million square feet of commercial space and more than 46,000 homes, and manages 30,000 apartments in over 100 communities from New York to North Carolina. Ranked one of the top multi-family developers in the nation, Kettler has won hundreds of awards for housing design, land planning and urban design while focusing on the enrichment of local communities.

About Kettler

Kettler and Kettler Management are owners, operators, and developers of apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and surrounding mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Tysons, Va., the company specializes in the planning and development of multi-family housing, planned communities and mixed-use projects. The company is focused on urban and suburban revitalization with a special emphasis on transit-oriented and mixed-use development. Kettler’s current development pipeline consists of 15 projects totaling over 5,000 units. Kettler Management successfully manages 30,000 apartments in over 100 communities for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to North Carolina, and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.

About Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals and WNBA's Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and George Mason University's EagleBank Arena. In January 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as the hub for the region’s sports and entertainment news. Visit MonumentalNetwork.com for more information.


            

November 13, 2014

KETTLER Announces the Sale of 450 K Street to Ogden CAP PROPERTIES, LLC

November 13, 2014

McLean, VA. November 13, 2014 - Kettler, one of the region’s top multifamily developers, announced today the sale of its newly constructed residential development, 450 K Street, NW, to Ogden CAP Properties, LLC for $106.5M. The sale brokered by HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) marks the completion of the building’s 24-month construction period.

“Working with Ogden on this transaction was a great opportunity for our organization and we look forward to watching the success of this project,” said Asheel Shah, senior vice president of real estate investments for Kettler. “450 K Street is a milestone project for Kettler and we’re excited to deliver a dynamic residential product in a true mixed-used neighborhood that has so much burgeoning demand and potential.”

450 K Street, located in the heart of the historic Mount Vernon Triangle, consists of 233 luxury apartment units and 6,500 SF of ground floor retail space. The 13-story high-rise building offers well designed living spaces including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes featuring wood flooring, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, designer baths and great views of Downtown D.C. Resident amenities include a meditative courtyard with fountain, fitness center, ride-in bike storage and maintenance shop, as well as rooftop level amenities including a club lounge and entertainment bar, swimming pool with lounge seating, outdoor kitchen and barbeque grills. The building is also smoke-free and is anticipated to receive LEED® Silver certification.

“We are thrilled to own this wonderful property which we feel encompasses the best in design and construction in the Washington, DC residential market,” noted Abby Elbaum, one of Ogden’s principals. “This marks our entry into the multi-family segment here, and we look forward to working with Kettler to establish 450k as a preeminent rental building in the District.”

Ogden CAP Properties has retained Kettler Management to manage the leasing activity at the property. For more information and to schedule a tour, contact the leasing office at (202) 289-5609 or visit www.450k.com.

About Kettler

Founded in 1977, Kettler develops apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects in the D.C. metropolitan area. Headquartered in McLean, VA., Kettler has developed more than 21,000 multifamily units, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages more than 24,000 apartments for Kettler and third party clients from New York to North Carolina and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.

About Ogden CAP Properties, LLC

Ogden CAP Properties, LLC owns and manages residential, office and retail properties in New York City, as well as the historic Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C. The portfolio in New York City consists of 3,500 apartments and close to 1 million square feet of office and retail space. Ogden’s Class A properties are located in Manhattan’s most coveted neighborhoods including the Upper East and Upper West Sides and Murray Hill. The Jefferson Hotel, which Ogden transformed into Washington’s best small luxury hotel, is a 2014 winner of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for Top Small City Hotels and Plume, its restaurant, is the only Forbes five-star restaurant in Washington. For more information, visit www.ogdencapproperties.com and www.jeffersondc.com.


            

October 08, 2014

KETTLER to Begin Construction on High Rise Apartment in Crystal City

October 8, 2014

Kettler announced today that it has closed on a construction loan with lender Capital One. The real estate development company will proceed with plans for the development of an 11-story, 198 unit, luxury high rise apartment building located in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va.

“The construction financing provided by Capital One paves the way for building our second m.flats luxury apartment building in the Washington, D.C. region,” said Leslie Furst, senior vice president of finance for Kettler. “Capital One has proven itself to be a strong and reliable partner. We anticipate that our relationship with them will continue to grow as we expand in this market.”

Known as m.flats Crystal City, the LEED Silver designed building is located one block from the Crystal City Metro station, and will meet the burgeoning demand for smaller, luxury units catering to single renters, young professionals and couples looking to share an apartment.

Construction on m.flats Crystal City will begin at the end of October 2014 with an anticipated completion date of October 2016. This will be Kettler’s sixth multi-family project in the Crystal City/Pentagon City market. Kettler is currently building The Acadia, a 411-unit high-rise luxury apartment building in Metropolitan Park that is expected to begin preleasing in the spring.

m.flats Crystal City will consist of primarily one bedroom and two bedroom units as well as three-and-a-half levels of underground garage parking. Standard unit finishes at m.flats Crystal City include washed oak flooring, Quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Building amenities will include a resident lounge with gaming area, fitness center, street entry bike room, and an all-season landscaped courtyard with fire and water features. The upper two -level clubhouse will include multiple outdoor seating and dining areas, outdoor kitchens with grills, fireplace, as well as a southern-facing sundeck with cabanas overlooking the swimming pool.

“Our m.flats apartments are meeting a growing demand for living spaces within walking distance of work, shops and entertainment,” said Robert C. Kettler, chairman and chief executive officer of Kettler. “The thought process around m.flats recognizes the fact that many young people are forming families later in life. As a result, they not only want to enjoy the vibrancy of city life, but live in an apartment that has many conveniences and amenities.”

KTGY Group Inc., a full-service architectural and planning firm, is the architect on the m.flats project. Bohler Engineering, a civil engineering and consulting services firm, has been retained as the engineer and John Moriarty & Associates is the general contractor.

About Kettler: Founded in 1977 and headquartered in McLean, Va., Kettler develops planned communities, apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects. The company has developed more than 15,400 apartments and condominiums, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages more than 25,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New York to North Carolina and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.


            

September 10, 2014

KETTLER, The Howard Hughes Corporation® and Orchard Development Corporation Announce Opening

September 10, 2014

Kettler, one of the top multifamily developers in the country, The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and Orchard Development Corporation, announced today that pre-leasing will commence at The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia, a new mixed-use community featuring 380 luxury apartments and retail.

The Metropolitan offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes as well as loft-style units featuring luxury finishes, including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, 42” espresso wood cabinetry, designer baths along with private terraces and balconies in select units. The new mixed-use community boasts Downtown Columbia’s most elaborate amenity package, including the largest resident clubhouse in Columbia. Residents of The Metropolitan will also enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center with workout studio, media and game rooms, two lush courtyards, a catering kitchen with a dining area that opens to an outdoor screening room, an all-season kitchen with built-in grills and bar, and a resort-style pool with submerged seating and cabanas. Residents also have the convenience of keyless unit entry and access-controlled garage parking.

The Metropolitan also creates dynamic gathering spaces for the entire community with a three-quarter acre public promenade including a unique children’s play area that combines interactive sculpture and play elements – “Art & Play” – in addition to nearly 14,000 square feet of new retail.

“Along with our partners The Howard Hughes Corporation and Orchard Development Corporation, we are taking a major step forward with modern luxury living in Downtown Columbia,” said Robert C. Kettler, Chairman of Kettler. “The Metropolitan will meet strong demand from professionals who want to live in luxury accommodations in Columbia, an acclaimed master planned community.”

The Metropolitan — the first ground-up development under the 2010 Downtown Columbia Plan which calls for 13 million square feet of new density — signaled the start of new development in the heart of the community when it broke ground in February 2013. The Metropolitan is the next milestone in The Howard Hughes Corporation-led effort to create an urban core in the heart of the master planned community. The Howard Hughes Corporation recently undertook a $25 million adaptive reuse of the Frank Gehry-designed Rouse Building. The renovated building opened in August with the first Whole Foods Market in Howard County and will also house a new community spa and wellness center, The Haven on the Lake.

The 2010 Downtown Columbia Plan envisions 5,500 new residential units, 4.3 million square feet of new office space, 1.25 million square feet of new retail and up to 640 hotel rooms. The plan also includes the redevelopment of Merriweather Post Pavilion concert venue, also owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation.

“This is a truly exciting time,” said John DeWolf, Senior Vice President of Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The hard work that went into planning for Downtown Columbia is starting to pay off. The opening of The Metropolitan will be a significant catalyst in bringing the vision to life. We congratulate our partners, Kettler and Orchard Development Corporation, on this impressive mixed-use community.”

The Metropolitan’s temporary leasing center is now open by appointment only. For more information and to schedule tours, contact the leasing office at (410) 992-3930 or visit www.MetColumbia.com.


            

June 25, 2014

Kettler Places at NAA Maintenance Mania Competition

June 25, 2014

Jorge Martinez took home 3rd place honors at the National Apartment Association’s competition with a final time of 1 minute, 23.675 seconds. Martinez joined 20 national finalists in Denver to battle for this year’s title.

“Maintenance professionals are essential to the success and viability of the multifamily housing industry,” said NAA President & CEO Doug Culkin, CAE. “NAA is extremely proud to be able to shine a light on such an outstanding group of individuals through the Maintenance Mania® program.”

The maintenance professionals competed to see who was fastest at the water heater installation, faucet installation, duo flush toilet conversion, icemaker installation, fire and carbon monoxide safety installation, key control deadbolt test and ceiling fan installation.

The eighth annual competition was held during the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. It consisted of eight maintenance-focused challenges that tested competitors’ skills and knowledge of the industry as they competed for the national title and $7,000 in grand prizes. The total prize package for winners and spectators totaled more than $20,000.

Congratulations Jorge for a job well done!


            

June 18, 2014

Kettler Conveys 20-Acre Park to Prince William County

KETTLER CONVEYS 20-ACRE PARK TO PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

June 18, 2014

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, announced today that it has conveyed a 20-acre park to Prince William County through the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust.

The park is adjacent to Vantage Point, a townhouse community being developed by Kettler and Ryan Homes in Woodbridge, VA. Additionally, there are plans to add a trail through the parcel to allow for public and pedestrian access to the natural surroundings.

“We have a cooperative relationship with Prince William County, valuing input from the county and incorporating ideas into our projects to improve them. The park at Vantage Point is an example where we worked closely with the county to permanently preserve over 20 acres of mature forest,” said Charlie Kieler, senior vice president of mixed-use and community development at Kettler. “As a generational business in the county we view our many projects with pride. Open spaces, amenities, trails and landscaping are valued, used and maintained daily. There is a real sense of living and working in a neighborhood. We like to think that our projects are ‘sustainable by design’.”

Kettler, Occoquan Supervisor Mike May and Planning Commissioner Kim Hosen have worked together to ensure that the property is now permanently protected from development, and will be kept in its natural state. "We're very excited Kettler is finalizing this easement, which conserves approximately 60% of their development site. Their response to the Occoquan District's desire to permanently protect green open space, streams, and preserve the scenic appearance of Tanyard Hill Road is greatly appreciated,” stated Supervisor May. In addition to the main easement, the natural environment visible from Tanyard Hill Road, one of the main roads into historic Occoquan, will be preserved in perpetuity. The easement also contains a small archeological site that the County could investigate.

“Conserving land is such an important part of sustaining a healthy environment,” said Peggy Stevens, executive director of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. “We are delighted to be working with Prince William County on this newly accessible land, and we are grateful to Kettler for recognizing how protecting land forever enriches this community.”

About Kettler

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in McLean, Va., Kettler develops planned communities, apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects. The company has developed more than 15,400 apartments and condominiums, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler Management successfully manages more than 24,000 apartments for Kettler and 3rd party clients from New Jersey to North Carolina and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners. For more information, visit www.kettler.com.

About Northern Virginia Conservation Trust

The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust NVCT is a private, nonprofit organization committed to saving nearby nature® by helping local governments and private landowners voluntarily preserve natural areas, trails, streams and parks. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, NVCT has preserved nearly 5,800 acres in Northern Virginia in both urban and rural areas. NVCT currently holds 102 conservation easements and owns 21 properties, including 70 acres protecting one of the largest Great Blue Heron nesting sites in the lower Potomac region.


            

December 04, 2013

Kettler Takes a Step Closer to Unveiling Its First Multifamily Development Project in the District

KETTLER TAKES A STEP CLOSER TO UNVEILING ITS FIRST MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN THE DISTRICT

m.flats apartments are stylish, modern and will have the feel of a boutique hotel with elegant common areas and contemporary designs

December 4, 2013

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, took a step closer to unveiling its first multifamily development project in Washington, D.C. with the topping out of its new apartment building m.flats at Mount Vernon Triangle.

m.flats is a milestone project for Kettler as it enters the city aiming to attract apartment dwellers who want to live downtown in efficiently designed yet high-end units. The m.flats brand will offer studios and one and two-bedroom units, as well as common areas that encourage residents to gather.

“We see m.flats attracting Millennials who want to live in the city, enjoy a short commute to work by bicycle or Metro and take advantage of everything Washington, D.C. has to offer from local farmers’ markets to restaurants to cultural activities,” said Bob Kettler, Founder and CEO. “With m.flats we expect to meet the demands of the market by offering exciting and stylish accommodations at attractive rental rates.”

Kettler’s first m.flats apartments are located at the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood at 450 K Street in the District of Columbia. Kettler employees and contractors recently memorialized the project with a topping out ceremony.

The 13-story apartment building contains 233 units, including studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Amenities include a courtyard with Wi-Fi, meditative garden, rooftop pool with cabanas, cooking stations, dining areas, a fitness center with an outdoor workout area, and a two-story lobby that has the ambiance of an art gallery.

The building will be smoke-free, LEED silver certified and conveniently located near major Metro and commuter stops as well as bike paths.

R2L:Architects designed the building to reflect the unique mix of historical row houses that make up the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The building also includes 6,576 square feet of retail space. m.flats will compliment Kettler’s array of luxury apartments and condominiums, which include The Metropolitan brand of apartments and Midtown brand of condominiums.

About Kettler Inc. Founded in 1977, Kettler develops planned communities, apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Kettler is also among the top multifamily housing developers in the nation. The company has developed more than 15,400 apartments and condominiums, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler has five multifamily projects in various stages of development, which consist of nearly 1,700 apartments throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Kettler Management manages more than 24,000 apartments in 95 communities from New York to North Carolina and offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners.


            

April 18, 2013

Kettler’s Maintenance Team Wins Big AGAIN in AOBA’s 2013 “Maintenance Mania” Competition

Kettler’s Maintenance Team Wins Big AGAIN in AOBA’s 2013 “Maintenance Mania” Competition

April 18, 2013

Kettler Management, a multifamily management firm based in McLean, VA, won the top three prizes at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Maintenance Mania® competition, hosted for the second year by NAA’s local affiliate, the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA). Ken Lam, of Kettler Management (Fields of Sterling community) was the First Place winner among nearly 65 maintenance staff who participated in the April 11th program developed to honor the critical work done by maintenance professionals at apartment building communities. Kettler employees Jorge Blanco and James Bunder won second and third place. In their 2nd annual display of enthusiastic support, HAI Humphrey Management was presented with the “Spirit Award” for cheering on their employees in the most enthusiastic manner.

The competition, offered by NAA and presenting sponsor HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, was held at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD. It consisted of eight maintenance-focused challenges that tested competitors’ maintenance skills and knowledge of the industry. The first place winner, Ken Lam, not only won $500 in game prizes but also won the Grand Prize of $250 AND won a Door Prize!

The area’s multifamily maintenance professionals from nine companies that manage apartment communities in DC, Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia competed against each other to see who was the fastest at important tasks such as faucet installation, fire & carbon monoxide safety installation, toilet conversion, icemaker and blinds installation, and lamp & ballast retrofit. The finale of the event was a clever race car competition, where the competitors built a model car - using at least one maintenance product or part - and raced it down a derby-style track.

“Thanks to a terrific Maintenance Mania Committee chaired by Kelly Murray of Acadia Windows and Doors, this year’s Maintenance Mania was bigger and better than last year. We congratulate all of our hard-working participants for a terrific job! We look forward to continuing to grow this fun and educational program next year,” said Jeanne Clarke, Director of Administration for AOBA.

AOBA wishes to thank the following Maintenance Mania sponsors for making this day possible:

Game Sponsors: Acadia Windows & Doors; Ace Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc./Castle Sprinkler & Alarm; CBMC – Capital Building Maintenance Corp.; Central Wholesalers, Inc.; Gali Service Industries, Inc.; Raine & Son, LLC Plumbing & Heating; Sherwin Williams/Duron; and VITO Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

Grand Prize Sponsor: Capitol Concierge, Inc.; Pit Stop Sponsor: Daycon Products Company; Leader Board Sponsor: Manders Decorating Co., Inc.; Gift Give Away Sponsor: Toepfer Construction Co., Inc.; Number Sponsor: A-1 Flood Tech

Additional sponsors were: Spirit Award Sponsor: Derick Associates, Inc.; Master of Ceremonies Sponsor: Owl Pest Prevention; Door Prize Sponsor: AOBA Alliance, Inc.; Reception Sponsor: Quality Air Services; Photography Sponsor: Warfield & Sanford, Inc.

For more information about the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington, visit www.aoba-metro.org.


            

February 11, 2013

The Howard Hughes Corporate, Kettler and Orchard Development Corporation Break Ground


            

November 29, 2012

KBR’s Building Group Wins Contract for Acadia at Metropolitan Park

KBR’s Building Group Wins Contract for Acadia at Metropolitan Park

November 29, 2012

Houston-based KBR said that its building group has been awarded a contract to build The Acadia at Metropolitan Park, a 411-unit mixed-use residential building. In collaboration with developer Kettler, construction is already under way on the third building to be built in the Metropolitan Park development in Pentagon City. The 677,154-square-foot, 19-story building is to have three levels of underground parking with groundfloor retail. The Acadia is next to the first two developments built by KBR, which are The Millennium at Metropolitan Park (completed in 2010) and The Gramercy at Metropolitan (completed in 2008).


            

October 11, 2012

Kettler Honored at DC’s Property Management Association with Pace Award and Recognition

KETTLER HONORED AT DC’S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION WITH PACE AWARD AND RECOGNITION

October 11, 2012

The Millennium at Metropolitan Park, developed and managed by Kettler, was awarded with a PACE award last night from the DC area Property Management Association for Best Market Rate Apartment Building in VA with rents more than $2,000. In addition, several other Kettler owned or managed properties received Certificates of Achievement from PMA. Those properties are: Alexan 24 – Arlington, VA The Metropolitan at Lorton Station – Lorton, VA The Metropolitan at Village at Leesburg – Leesburg, VA The Residences at Springfield Station – Springfield, VA PMA presents these awards annually to honor excellence in multifamily management.


            

April 23, 2012

Kettler’s Maintenance Team Wins Big in AOBA’s First “Maintenance Mania” Competition

Kettler’s Maintenance Team Wins Big in AOBA’s First “Maintenance Mania” Competition

April 23, 2012

Kettler Management, a multifamily management firm based in McLean, VA, won the top three prizes at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Maintenance Mania® competition, hosted for the first time by NAA’s local affiliate, the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA). Jose Ciciliano of Riverdale, MD, with Kettler Management, was among more than 50 maintenance staff who participated in the April 10th program developed to recognize and honor the critical work done by maintenance professionals at apartment building communities. Kettler employees James Bunder-Bundor of Stafford, VA and Jorge Blanco Martinez of Silver Spring, MD - won second and third place. HAI Humphrey Management was presented with a “Spirit Award” for cheering on their employees in the most enthusiastic manner.

The competition, offered by NAA and presenting sponsor HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, was held at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD. It consisted of eight maintenance-focused challenges that tested competitors’ maintenance skills and knowledge of the industry. The first place winner, Jose Ciciliano, not only won $1,000 in game prizes but also won the Grand Prize of $500 AND won a Door Prize of $100 gift card!

The area’s multifamily maintenance professionals from 14 companies that manage apartment communities in DC, Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia competed against each other to see who was the fastest at deadbolt key control, faucet repair, appliance repair, fire & carbon monoxide safety installation, toilet repair, lamp & ballast retrofit and ceiling fan installation. The finale of the event was a clever race car competition, where the competitors built a model car - using at least one maintenance product or part - and raced it down a derby-style track.

“AOBA is delighted with the success of this first-year program and congratulate all of our hard-working participants for a terrific job! We look forward to having many more participants compete in Maintenance Mania next year,” said Jeanne Clarke, Director of Administration for AOBA.

“Maintenance professionals are essential to the success and viability of the multifamily housing industry,” said NAA President Doug Culkin, CAE. “NAA is extremely proud to be able to shine a light on such an outstanding group of individuals through the Maintenance Mania® program.”

For more information about the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington, visit www.aoba-metro.org.


            

March 13, 2012

KETTLER Submits Redevelopment Plan for Former Crystal City Post Office Site

KETTLER Submits Redevelopment Plan for Former Crystal City Post Office Site

Proposed Redevelopment Could Spur Crystal City’s Transformation

March 13, 2012

Kettler, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, today submitted a plan to Arlington County to redevelop the former Crystal City Post Office located at 1720 South Eads Street.

If approved by the County Board, the high-rise apartment community will have more than 200 residences. The development is the first residential project participating in the new C-O Crystal City Zoning District. The community will be a driving force in revitalizing and enhancing 18th Street and the western gateway of Crystal City. This new development will be situated in close proximity to the center of Crystal City, putting Crystal City’s aspiring shops, recreation and entertainment at residents’ doorstep while allowing them to walk or take the Metro to work.

Kettler anticipates breaking ground by the end of 2013. Under the Crystal City Zoning District, the site is slated for residential use and will cost more than $50 million.

“Our plans for the redevelopment of the former post office will catalyze the transformation of Crystal City’s western gateway,” said Stephan Rodiger, Vice President of Multifamily for Kettler. “We envision the new development providing an anchor to the revitalizing western gateway, bringing a younger urban professional demographic to an area that is poised to be a truly livable and dynamic neighborhood.”

If approved, the proposed community will be located adjacent to major metro and commuter stops in Crystal City and Pentagon City, and just minutes from Reagan National Airport. Residents will enjoy close proximity to new walking paths and the 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail, which winds along the Potomac River from historic Mount Vernon into Washington, DC. As more residents commute to work by bicycle, the new development will offer ample bike amenities, including first floor commuter parking, storage and a maintenance room.

The Kettler designed smoke-free apartment community will be LEED silver certified. Among the green building features will be a high efficiency mechanical system, sustainable materials, water saving fixtures, energy-efficient appliances and recharging stations for electric cars.

The livable luxury community will offer residents a boutique hotel experience with a wide variety of amenities. The lobby “great room” will be the central gathering space bridging Crystal City’s bustling 18th Street with the building’s tranquil outdoor courtyard. The Wi-Fi enabled common areas will include a state-of-art fitness center, media lounge and conference room. The rooftop terrace will be a place to both relax and entertain, offering residents a pool with sun deck, kitchen with bar and BBQ grills, and an entertainment lounge centered around a fireplace.

About Kettler Inc.

Founded in 1977, Kettler develops planned communities, apartments, condominiums, and mixed-use projects. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Kettler is also among the top multifamily housing developers in the nation. The company has developed more than 15,400 apartments and condominiums, 5 million square feet of commercial space, more than 46,000 homes in 25 master-planned communities and many of the region’s premier mixed-use communities. Kettler has five multifamily projects in various stages of development, which consist of nearly 1,700 apartments throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Kettler Management manages more than 19,000 apartments in 85 communities from New York to the Carolinas and will add over 5,000 apartment units to its portfolio in 2012. Kettler Management also offers a full range of services to corporate and institutional real estate owners.