A large gathering of the commercial real estate industry’s senior decision-makers heard Sandy Paul, NKF’s Senior Managing Director of National Research, deliver a state-of-the-market overview and forecast presentation. The presentation distilled recent market trends and forecasted their impact on the Washington-area economy and commercial real estate market in the coming years. Following the presentation, Ryan Miller, NKF’s Market Leader for the Mid-Atlantic Region, moderated a panel discussion among industry luminaries to highlight what’s next in Washington investment and development. The panel featured Lesley Lisser, Senior Director - Asset Management of Invesco Real Estate, Jair K. Lynch, President & CEO of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, and Robert Ward, President & CEO of Skanska USA Commercial Development. Newmark Knight Frank also proudly bestowed its Extraordinary Achievement Award on Gary Block, David Cheek, and Bruce Lane, Principals of The Meridian Group. Guests at the invitation-only event then adjourned to a networking reception in the museum’s famous third floor galleries.