Character Under Construction

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 recognize a building project, company or industry CEO.  This year, we are pleased to honor The Martin Luthur King Memorial Library Modernization with project partners Gilbane, Jair Lynch, and Smoot. The event will take place at the library on the 5th floor event space and rooftop terrace with expansive beautiful views of downtown D.C.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Reception & Award Program 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NWWashington, DC 20001



Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Past Honorees:


Louis Molinini, Managing Director & Market Lead, Mid-Atlantic Region for JLL 


Buch Construction


David Paul
Chief Operating Officer, JBG Smith


Monty Hoffman
Founder, Hoffman & Associates

Amer Hammour 
Executive Chairman, Madison Marquette


Stuart Levin
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

Bob Fox
Founder, FOX Architects


Joseph Stettinius
Chief Executive, DTZ

B.Francis Saul III
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Saul Investment Group, LLC


James Koch
Senior Vice President, Hill International

Mike Ozatalar
Vice President, Parsons


Robert MacKichan
Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP


Gerald Sigal
Founder & Chairman, SIGAL Construction

Robert Tanenbaum
Principal, Lerner Enterprises


Bob Pinkard
Chairman & Co-founder, Cassidy Pinkard & Colliers

David Varner
Office Director, SmithGroup


Scott Forrester
Founder, Forrester Construction Company

Christopher C. Murray, III
Vice President & Managing Principal, Gensler


Jon Couch
President, Rand Construction

Wayne Bowers
Founder & President, W.E. Bowers


Bovis Lend Lease

Monument Realty


William Alsup, III
Senior Managing Director, Hines

Russell Hitt
Chairman Emiterus, Hitt Contracting


James G. Davis
President & CEO, James G. Davis Construction

Mitch Norville
Chief Operating Officer, Boston Properties

Raymond Ritchey
Executive Vice President, Boston Properties 


John “Chip” Akridge III
Founder and Chairman, Akridge Real Estate

F. Joseph Moravec
Commissioner, GSA


Roger Staubach
Owner, The Staubach Company


Abe Pollin
Owner, Washington Sports & Entertainment

Jerry Halpin
CEO, West Group