A — August 31 - September 13, 2012 — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


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Painting classrooms and hallways Elfant Wissahickon Realtors donate a day

To accommodate additional employees Summit Consulting moves to a larger office in D.C.


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The new space represents a square-footage increase of ap- proximately 43 percent from the company’s previous office at 626 E St. NW. Anthony Curcio, the chief operating officer at Summit Consulting and leader of its Modeling and Forecasting Prac- tice, says that the firm looked at alternatives throughout Wash- ington but wanted to remain in the city. The larger space – which features a highly collaborative, open architecture environment – may accommodate up to 50 professionals, and even more than that if the firm exercises its option to further expand, Curcio said. Ultimately, company execu- tives decided on 718 7th St. NW because of the building’s easy access to Metro for the firm’s work force, its historic quality, Anderson, who was em- ployed in Reznick Group’s Bal- timore office, passed away in July 2011 after a courageous battle with esophageal can- cer. He was a beloved former employee and also an avid golf player. Anderson spent 13 years of his professional career with Reznick Group. The $14,000 was the largest amount raised in the 11 year history of this annual charity golf tournament. In addition to serving a worthy cause, tournament participants en- joyed a day of golf, contests, raffle prizes, a catered dinner, and awards ceremony. tinue to address the evolving technology needs of construc- tion companies, we enhance and innovate our software for construction management, as well as support and services, to help businesses be more productive and profitable,” said Jim Flynn, president and CEO of Maxwell Systems. “We are honored that Con- structech has recognized our development efforts, our re- source investments, our cus- tomer engagement practices, and technology leadership in the industry.” Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine, said: “The evolution of technology solutions can shake up the marketplace. It may give newer companies a

and its proximity to clients. Currently, Summit Consult- ing has 44 employees. It hired 14 people last year and eight so far this year, and the firm plans to bring on board an- other five to seven workers by the end of 2012, Curcio says, noting that the company’s new staff members have both graduate and undergraduate degrees in various quantita- tive fields. “Our clients are demanding more of what we are already providing them, and, as they learn of other targeted ca- pabilities that we have, they expand their scope of work into these additional areas,” he says. “We are focused on providing the best in client service and hiring the best people to deliver it. If we do that, responsible growth will take care of itself.” n “It was heart-warming to see our employees and friends come together to support Gary’s children, who both plan on pursuing college degrees,” said Bill Riley, a principal in Reznick Group’s Baltimore of- fice. “We could not have asked for a better day of golf and fun to honor the memory of our friend and former colleague.” Reznick Group’s annual golf tournament began more than 10 years ago to provide financial support for the son of a Reznick Group employee who had been diagnosed with a rare blood disease. Each year, the firm chooses a differ- ent charity to support. n chance to establish themselves in the arena, and it can also let longtime players prove they are committed to the industry. This year’s winning compa- nies are giving builders and contractors solid solutions on which to build, and continue to transform.” Compan i e s nomi na t ed for the Constructech 50 are judged on a variety of crite- ria, including having a strong product/service aimed at the construction industry, ongo- ing customer satisfaction and growth, as well as outreach and educational efforts for the construction industry, among others, and the listing is determined by the editors of Constructech magazine. n

provider of sophisticated data analy- sis to federal government agencies as well as pri- vate-sector clients, an- nounces to- day that it has opened a 4,160-square-foot office at 718 7th St. NW. In the midst of a significant staff expansion, Summit Con- sulting relocated to a bigger home in Washington, D.C., to provide it with ample room to continue hiring new profes- sionals. The firm also has the option to occupy an additional 1,600 square feet at 718 7th St. NW. Anthony Curcio

The volunteers of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors and Martin Elfant Inc. at the Stanton school.

Philadelphia, PA — On August 7th, the agents and staff of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors and Martin Elfant, Inc. Real Estate joined school and community stakeholders at the EM Stanton School at 16th and Christian Streets for a Day of Service. The volun- teers spent the day painting classrooms and hallways in vibrant colors. Both companies have become sponsors of the Supporters of Stanton, and felt it important to combine financial contribu- tions with volunteer work. “Volunteer effort is one of the best ways to get instant gratifi- cation with virtually no strings attached. The folks fromElfant Wissahickon andMartin Elfant were thrilled to be given the opportunity to participate in a beautifully organized initiative and we all had a ton of fun,” Long Island, NY — So- phia’s Cure Foundation, a charity dedicated to finding a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) raised nearly $100,000 at a Long Island City fundraiser in late Au- gust. The event was the latest by the group to find a cure for a terminal disease. Sophia Gaynor was diag- nosed in 2009 with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1, a disease that ravages the body leading to acute paralysis and the need for respiratory support and a feeding tube. Her parents, Vincent and Catherine Gaynor, launched Sophia’s Cure Foundation to raise money to find a cure for the disease. The 100% volun-

said Bob Elfant, a co-owner of both companies. Elfant Wissahickon has a tra- dition of service to local schools and their students. Earlier this year, the agents participated in a day of service at JS Jenks School in Chestnut Hill, clean- ing out closets and reading to children. This past Saturday, along with the Neil Kugelman Team, Elfant Wissahickon sup- ported the Back to School event held each year by the Concord School House Historic Site, providing backpacks filled with school supplies to children of low-income families in the NW neighborhood. All of these contributions are part of Elfant Wissahickon’s “Building Community” initia- tive, encompassing a commit- ment of $20,000 and 2000 hours of community service through- out the Philadelphia area. n teer organization has raised nearly $2.5 million for SMA research in just three years. There is no treatment or cure for SMA yet, but ground- breaking research, partially funded by Sophia’s Cure, is working on a potential cure so that future generations may not suffer from this heinous disease. “We are humbled by the support of the Mechanical Contractors Association , Steamfitters and other unions in the fight against SMA,” said Vincent Gaynor, a union steamfitter with Local 638 . “More than 125 people at- tended the fundraiser and we are now planning to make it an annual event.” n

Reznick Group Charity Golf Tournament raises $14,000 Baltimore, MD — The Baltimoreofficeof the Reznick Group raised $14,000 during its 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Rocky Point Golf Course in Towson. More than 120 friends and employ- ees participated in the event which raised money for The Anderson Children Education Fund - a private educational fund established on behalf of former Reznick Group em- ployee Gary Anderson’s chil- dren. Anderson’s son David is pursuing an accounting career at Towson University and his daughter Lauren is in the process of looking at colleges in anticipation of pursuing a career in medicine.

Mechanical Contractors Association & Local 638 help to raise $2.5 million

Maxwell Systems 2012 named to the Constructech 50

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Maxwell Systems, Inc. an- nounced that it has again been named to the Constructech 50 , a listing of the most influen- tial construction technology providers with a strong and ongoing market presence. Maxwell Systems was hon- ored by the editors of Con- structech who reported: “Many solution providers claim to have the fully integrated soft- ware offering figured out, but Maxwell Systems is one of the few that clearly delivers. The company demonstrates it is not afraid to dig deep in order to provide the right set of technology that fit its cus- tomers’ needs, both now and for the long run.” “As we con-

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