Kenyattah Robinson to Speak at DCBIA Panel on Generational Change and Real Estate Trends

Monday March 20, 2017

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) is pleased to announce that President & CEO, Kenyattah Robinson, will join a panel discussion entitled, “Building 4 Our Future: Four Generations and Beyond”, focusing on real estate development and construction as they relate to generational trends and demands. Moderated by DCBIA CEO, Lisa Mallory, the panel also includes Jason Bonnet, Vice President for Development at Forest City Realty Trust; Marcia Hart, Founder of workplace1080 and Urmi Joshi, Masters in Real Estate graduate from Georgetown University

The program will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. Registration is open to DCBIA members as well as non-members, with registration available here.

About Kenyattah Robinson
As President & CEO of the MVT CID, Kenyattah Robinson is responsible for overall management of the organization, including leading operations, planning, program development, financial management, communications, marketing and branding, special events, community organizing, fundraising, public speaking and reporting; working with the District of Columbia and Federal government, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and National Park Service; and managing all staff including a seven-person crew of Clean Team Ambassadors. With more than 18 combined years of combined public- and private-sector management, real estate finance and advisory, policy, public affairs, and urban placemaking experience, Mr. Robinson previously served as a Senior Vice President | National Director on the Public Institutions team at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) where his primary responsibilities included developing strategies to help public-sector organizations achieve their mission objectives through public-private partnerships and other venture opportunities to maximize the value of their real property assets. A New Orleans native of the Upper Ninth Ward and graduate of the “blue ribbon” Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, he earned his B.A. in liberal arts and business from Louisiana State University (LSU) and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School at Cornell University. He lives in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, Marnique Heath Robinson, who is a Principal in the Washington, DC office of STUDIOS Architecture, served as previous Chair of DC’s Board of Zoning Adjustment, and serves as current Chair of DC’s Historic Preservation Review Board.

About The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for all members of the community including residents, visitors, business owners, and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Downtown DC. The Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community, a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the City—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, D.C., bordered by Seventh Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. The Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and urban experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at or follow us on Facebook at, Twitter @MVTCID, Instagram and Flickr