MVT CID Pres. & CEO Kenyattah Robinson Speaks at JLL Mid-Atlantic Leadership Panel
Friday October 6, 2017
Washington, DC – October 6, 2017 – Kenyattah Robinson, President & CEO of the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID), joined fellow panelists Anitra Androh of Miles Stockbridge, Phyllis Liebman Brill of MRP Realty and Nina Albert of WMATA for the JLL Mid-Atlantic African American Business Network and Women’s Business Network Mid-Atlantic Leadership Panel event titled “Achieving Ambitions — Our Panelists’ Perspective” at the PwC Club at Capital One Arena on Thursday, October 5. JLL’s Michelle Dandeneau moderated the panel.
“It meant a lot to join these exceptional local leaders in commercial real estate and share my career experiences with my friends and former colleagues,” said Robinson. “The fact that I helped organize the inaugural JLL Mid-Atlantic African American Business Network and Women’s Business Network Mid-Atlantic Leadership Panel in 2015, while a JLL employee, made my participation on the panel even more gratifying.”
Robinson continued: “Providing insights from my own life, and gaining perspectives from other leaders through dialogue such as this, is one of the rewarding aspects of leadership. The importance self-awareness, presence management, personal resilience during periods of change and transition, and strategic risk-taking have all greatly enhanced my personal and professional growth, and I was honored for the opportunity to share this perspective with the participants in attendance.”
About Kenyattah Robinson
Robinson is the President & CEO of the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID), a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for residents, employees, visitors, and property owners within the 17 city-block and 56 block-front footprint that comprises the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood of Downtown DC. With more than 18 combined years of combined public- and private-sector management, real estate finance and advisory, policy, public affairs, and urban place-making experience, Mr. Robinson has led or supported numerous capital budgeting, asset acquisition, portfolio strategy and management, asset utilization and due diligence, and asset disposition projects on behalf of Federal Department of Defense/civilian, state, municipal and non-profit land-holding organizations. He has specific experience in the use of alternative finance for acquisition of real property, renewable energy and energy savings for Federal, state and local projects. Robinson has spoken at regional and national forums on topics related to the increased use of public-private partnerships and other alternate financing strategies to acquire or reposition Federal real property, and to leverage private capital to procure renewable energy assets and enhance building energy efficiency.
Prior to joining the MVT CID, Mr. Robinson served as a Senior Vice President & National Director on the Public Institutions team at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a global commercial real estate advisory and investment management firm. Prior to JLL, Mr. Robinson held positions at AEW Capital Management in Boston, Fannie Mae in Washington, DC, the office of retired U.S. Sen. John Breaux (LA) at the U.S. Capitol, and at the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency in Baton Rouge. He supplemented his education with White House and Capitol Hill internships. For more information about Kenyattah please visit https://mvtcid.org/content/kenyattah-robinson-full-bio.
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 mvtcid.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountVernonTriangleCID, Twitter @MVTCID, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mvtcid/ and Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/111344023@N05/.