Each year the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America hosts Character Under Construction, a networking event for the real estate and construction industry, at which we honor one or more persons or companies in the industry. This year, with the support of PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, instead of honoring a person or company, we are honoring The Wharf project.
This exciting event will be a luncheon on Thursday, November 2, 2017, on site at the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf, providing a first glimpse for many of us of the soon-to-be-opened waterfront destination. The highlight will be a keynote address by Monty Hoffman, CEO PN Hoffman and Amer Hammour, Chairman Madison Marquette, sharing with us the vision that started it all.
“The Good Scout award honors individuals for exemplifying the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law. However, the scope and impact of The Wharf offers such outstanding promise for the community that we decided to honor the project as a whole” says Bob Fox, Principal at FOX Architects and Co-Chair of the event.
Monty and Amer’s contributions to the development of The Wharf have enabled the continued revival of an historic and storied waterfront and furthered a vision of DC as not just a political capital, but also an energetic neighborhood and active waterfront. Within this mile-long neighborhood of shops, restaurants, and residences, you’ll find a dozen different corners, each distinct from one another and reflective of the eclectic vibrancy of the surrounding city. In addition, The Wharf offers the region expanded access and a greater connection to the leisure—and even transportation opportunities—of the Potomac River.
“We are thrilled to honor The Wharf and the many local real estate industry professionals who have contributed to making it a reality,” says Diane Shapiro Richer, Shareholder at Polsinelli and Co-Chair of the event. “By taking on this ambitious project, they are making the National Capital Area a better place to live, work and play.”
Thanks to generous support from the community, in 2016 National Capital Area Council served 58,804 young men and women through the dedication of 19,912 adult volunteers. The prestigious Eagle Scout award was earned by 1,519 young men who led their fellow Scouts in performing more than 500,000 hours of community service, including collecting over a million pounds of food in Scouting for Food, their annual holiday food drive.