Washington, D.C., September 29, 2009 – Jamie Brätt, LEED AP®, has joined the NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) in Washington, D.C., as Transportation and Planning Manager. She will manage the BID’s involvement in infrastructure and public space planning and implementation, including transportation, utilities, streetscape, sustainable design, public art, and parks.
Ms. Brätt joins the BID from Akridge, a full-service commercial real estate development firm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Brätt’s work has included economic analysis for leasing and acquisitions, market forecasts, database development and investor relations. Akridge is planning a three million square foot mixed-use project, Burnham Place at Union Station, destined to anchor the southern end of the NoMa neighborhood.
Ms. Brätt is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bisnow in Business “Top 35 Under 35″ citation in 2008, the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC “Rising Star” award in 2007, and Akridge’s “Rookie of the Year” Award in 2006. She holds a B.A. degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and is a 2010 candidate for a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech.
She has served as president of the DC Commercial Market Research Council and is active in the American Planning Association, Commercial Real Estate Women, and the Urban Land Institute. In addition, she has raised tens of thousands of dollars for community organizations including the Jubilee Support Alliance, Washington Savoyards, Cultural Tourism DC, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
NoMa is a mixed-use neighborhood north of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In 2007-2008, private developers invested over $1 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space over the next 10 years. For more information about the BID, including an interactive development map, see the BID Web site at https://www.nomabid.org.