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7187 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD, USA

Date and Time

Thursday, July 11 2019 - 6:30 PM

Event Details

Please join us for an evening with Bob Buchanan, Principal, Buchanan Partners, LLC and recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. (View Bob's Tribute Video here.)

Bob is a third-generation builder and developer and has received numerous awards for his leadership and commitment to excellence. His work has been focused in development of office, retail, industrial, residential and large mixed-use planning communities, and he has been named several times to the Power 100 List of the region’s most influential business leaders. Although Bob hails from Yale, he’s a Stanford parent, Class of 1991, and a Stanford grandparent, Class of 2019. And maybe more to come?

For this special evening, we’ll sit down with Bob for a discussion over dinner at one of Bethesda’s top destination restaurants, Passionfish. This will be an informal discussion where you’ll be able to get to know this real estate leader in an intimate setting. Bob will share his war stories, how he navigated his career in the up cycles and down. He’ll discuss some of the bets he made along the way that he won, and some he didn’t. He'll also discuss some of the issues he's been tackling as Chair of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, including those around land use, entitlement and community building.

This is your opportunity sit down with one of the most influential leaders in the industry, discuss some topics of interest, engage, learn and enjoy a wonderful evening of networking with fellow Stanford alumni and SPIRE members.

This event is open to all SPIRE members and guests.

Robert Buchanan - Bio

Robert Buchanan is a third-generation builder/developer involved in office, retail, industrial, residential, and large mixed-use planned communities. He is a Principal of Buchanan Partners, a full-service real estate development company. Mr. Buchanan is also President of the 2030 Group, an association of Washington metropolitan area business leaders focused on regional long-term decision-making and solutions. In 2015 Bob Buchanan was elected Chair of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.

In November 2018, Bob was honored with the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. ULI Washington established the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize a leader from the Washington real estate community whose life exemplifies the mission of ULI and who, in addition to a lifetime of commitment to real estate, has given back to the community through demonstrated civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors. View Bob's Tribute Video here.

In 2017 and for several years now, in recognition of his work, Mr. Buchanan has been included in the Power 100 List of the region’s most influential business leaders. He was also selected as the 2017 Regional Leader Honoree by Leadership Fairfax Northern Virginia Leadership Awards. In addition to these awards, Mr. Buchanan received the 2015 Arts Patron of the Year Award, Montgomery County’s prestigious County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and the 2015 Signatures of Loudoun Vision in Design Excellence Award.

Mr. Buchanan’s current memberships and affiliations include; Board of Directors, Ruppert Companies, Board of Directors, Washington Airports Task Force.

Bob Buchanan has a B.A. Degree from Yale University.