Redbrick

about us

THIS IS

Our Story

Our philosophy is simple – deliver compelling, risk-adjusted returns to investors while incorporating sustainability, economic opportunities, and health and wellness features that far exceed other buildings in the DC metropolitan area. Our development pipeline is approximately 8 million square feet, including 4 million square feet in opportunity zones in the District of Columbia, and we are poised to deliver new communities with multifamily, office and retail uses.

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Prioritizing Sustainability at
Redbrick

Sustainable development is fundamental to
Redbrick’s approach.

Sustainability

We believe a focus on sustainability creates both a clean environment and long-term value to our buildings over time. We are committed to meeting or exceeding both federal and local guidance for clean and efficient energy, solar power and climate change adaptation in our development projects and ongoing operations once delivered. We are currently designing our projects to achieve LEED Platinum certification and wherever possible, ILFI Net Zero Carbon rating. We feel a responsibility to our residents and neighbors to push the envelope and build with the environment and the surrounding communities top of mind.

“We are unapologetic advocates of clean energy, environmental responsibility and healthy living spaces. Sustainability is a core tenet of our strategy.”

William Passmore, Managing Partner

INTRODUCING

Redbrick LMD’s Three Managing Partners

Redbrick LMD is led by three Managing Partners: Tom Skinner, William Passmore and Louis Dubin.

Our Managing Partners have extensive experience in acquisition, entitlement, land development and asset management, executing on a combined value of over $10 billion in commercial real estate.

They set the tone for Redbrick as an organization; establishing the three pillars of our business that guide us each and every day: in high integrity and respect for our community, our investors and each other.
Engage and become a part of the communities in which we work
Push sustainability metrics wherever possible
Optimize risk-adjusted returns for investors

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Our Managing Partners

Managing Partner

Louis Dubin merged his firm, LMD Worldwide, with Redbrick in 2013. Louis has invested over $2 billion of equity in U.S. based real estate assets, and over $1 billion internationally, with a gross value of approximately $4-5 billion. He has completed over 30 real estate developments and investments, including land development, resort, residential for sale and rental, office, self-storage, and master planned communities.

Louis completed his undergraduate work at Washington & Lee University, and his law degree at The Washington College of Law, American University. He was appointed Chair of the NY State Common Retirement Fund Real Estate Committee in 2023 after serving on the Committee for 20 years. Louis also served as Chair of the Governor’s Workforce Board of the state of Maryland for 5 years and as a board member of the Patton Veteran’s Project for over 5 years.

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Managing Partner

William Passmore is a Managing Partner of Redbrick LMD. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating joint venture investment partnerships.

Prior to joining Redbrick in 2005, William was a partner at McKinsey and Co., where he held a series of leadership positions in the private equity, telecommunications, and marketing practices. He is a graduate of Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Imperial College in London.

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Managing Partner

Tom Skinner is a founding member of Redbrick LMD and is one of the firm’s three Managing Partners. He has invested in and developed close to $2 billion in real estate assets and established a pipeline of over $4 billion in future development projects.

Prior to founding Redbrick, Tom invested in or founded numerous operating businesses primarily in the real estate, technology and financial services industries. Tom began his professional career at McKinsey & Co. where he worked with financial institutions on strategy issues. Tom earned his Ph.D. in economics from MIT and his BA in economics from Oxford University.

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Our Team

Our team is comprised of vibrant individuals at the top of their respective fields. They are enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative and hardworking individuals, dedicated to our mission to deliver attractive returns to our investors while also providing social impact and sustainable investing. We provide an intellectually challenging work environment that is grounded in high integrity and respect for our community, our investors and each other.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Senior Vice President, Development

Sohael Chowfla has more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate development. In his current role at Redbrick LMD, Sohael is focused on the development of the Bridge District and acquiring and developing new opportunities for the company.

Prior to joining Redbrick LMD, Sohael was a Director of Development for EDENS, where he was involved in the acquisition and development of over 2.7 million sf of residential, retail, office, and hotel assets across the Washington, DC metropolitan area. At EDENS, his primary responsibilities included site acquisition, entitlements and permits, JV structuring and financing, design and construction oversight, leasing, and disposition. Previously, Sohael worked as an architect and urban designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco, CA, where he provided design and development advisory services for commercial and institutional clients in Asia and the United States.

Sohael is a member of the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board and is a licensed architect in DC, MD, and VA. Sohael received a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Rice University and a Master’s in Urban Planning with a focus on Real Estate and Urban Development from Harvard University.

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Managing Director/Head of Investor Relations

Jason Cross leads Redbrick LMD’s Investor Relations group and supports capital formation, fund administration and stakeholder engagement. As a former licensed securities professional, Jason developed a wealth management practice serving high net-worth individuals and families for Fortune 50 financial institutions & investment banks during his career in financial services.

Prior to joining Redbrick, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Mayor of the District of Columbia serving in the Executive Office of the Mayor, and later as Deputy Director of the Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority responsible for day-to-day operations related to the redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His responsibilities included negotiating the acquisition from the US Army and the disposition to the master developer, managing federal grants & contracts, as well as community & stakeholder engagement.

Jason is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Philosophy and a concentration in Economics & Finance. He serves on the board of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region and as Vice-President of the St. Albans School Alumni Association Board.

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Executive Vice President of Construction

Paul Elias has over 35 years of experience in commercial and residential construction, with 25 of those years focused on the Washington, DC metropolitan area. His responsibilities at Redbrick LMD encompass all aspects of Preconstruction and Construction, including managing the design process, permitting, budgeting, scheduling, procurement, contract negotiation and construction management.

Prior to joining Redbrick, Paul was the Senior Vice President, Director of Construction for JBG SMITH, where he managed a large team of construction professionals to complete over 80 ground-up developments valued at $4.5 billion. He was the 2018 Chairman of the Board of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington and presently serves as past chairman.

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Senior Vice President, Finance and Investments

Sam Hoffman is responsible for capital markets strategy and investment activity at Redbrick LMD. Prior to joining Redbrick he worked for Carr Properties, where his responsibilities included capital markets strategy and execution, financial analysis and reporting, corporate forecasting, and budgeting. During his tenure there, Sam participated in over $3.2 billion of real estate equity and debt capital markets transactions. He previously worked for Hersha Hospitality, where he supported real estate investment and financing activity for a publicly traded lodging REIT and structured operating agreements and contracts for a privately held hotel management company. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves on the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission of Alexandria, VA.

 

Sam received his B.A. from American University’s School of International Service and his M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Senior Vice President, Development

Mei Li has the day-to-day responsibility for all areas of entitlement, predevelopment and development of Redbrick LMD’s project at St. Elizabeths East. Mei has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate including acquisitions, dispositions, development and financing.

Starting her career at Oxford Properties Group in acquisitions, Mei has completed $4 billion transactions and has managed the development of 1.8M SF of office and 750 multifamily units. Mei is active in CREW DC and ULI Washington. She holds a BA, MBA and is a graduate of ULI Washington’s Regional Land Use Leadership Institute.

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Executive Managing Director, Capital Markets

Trisha A. Miller oversees fundraising, investor relations, marketing, operations and product development for Redbrick LMD. She has over thirty-five years of experience working with various wealth management platforms in the distribution of investment products. She is a Certified Financial Planner® and holds several securities licenses, including the Series 7 and 24 licenses.

 

Previously Trisha acted as Executive Managing Director of Robert A. Stanger, where she served as a consultant to institutional real estate managers and other alternative asset managers to assist with the development and implementation of their retail fundraising capability. Prior to that, she was CEO of Starwood Capital, LLC, the broker/dealer affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a $60 billion private equity firm with a primary focus on global real estate. In addition, she was CEO, Head of Distribution and National Sales Manager at Carey Financial, LLC, W. P. Carey’s broker-dealer, where she led the capital raising function for real estate and credit funds for nine years. Trisha earned her B.A. from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Vice President, Community Engagement and Corporate Impact

Lindsay Morton serves as Redbrick LMD’s Vice President of Community Engagement and Corporate Impact. She is staunchly involved in and focused on community preservation, engagement and progression, with experience at both the local and national levels. Lindsay recently served as the Director of Community Engagement in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia where she advised the senior attorneys and led community initiatives under the direction of Attorney General Karl A. Racine.

Before that role, she served as Director of the Healthy Markets Program at Martha’s Table where she launched Joyful Food Markets — an after-school grocery program that provides healthy food and nutrition education to over 6,000 elementary students each month. She also aided in the development and opening of a one-of-a-kind Whole Foods Market "community store" in New Orleans, LA. Lindsay earned her B.S. in business from Boston College and a Master’s in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.

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Chief Financial Officer

Amber Smith has over a decade of experience in accounting, private equity fund management, and commercial real estate. At Redbrick LMD, she oversees the accounting and finance team. In this role she is focused on strengthening the core accounting and finance functions and assisting with company-wide decision-making and performance tracking.

In prior roles she oversaw the accounting and daily operations for investment funds with over $1.25B of assets under management at JBG Smith, formerly JBG. In her most recent role as a Senior Manager at Baker Tilly Amber audited and advised real estate private equity investment funds and closely held real estate companies. She was also chair of the Growth and Retention of Women committee and focused on mentoring future female leaders at the firm.

Amber is a member of CREW DC. She is a CPA and received her B.A.s from the University of Maryland where she graduated Cum Laude.

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Senior Vice President, Design

Todd Steighner has over 30 years of experience in commercial design, development and construction, including 20 years in the Metropolitan Washington Area. He started his career in the traditional practice of architecture and over the last half of his career has applied that experience representing owners.

At Redbrick, LMD, his main responsibilities include Preconstruction and Construction, focusing on all stages of design and construction with an expertise in mixed-use, multi-family projects.

Prior to joining Redbrick, LMD, he was Vice President of Construction for JBG Smith, formerly JBG, where he focused on design, quality assurance, product procurement and construction. During his 12-year tenure there, Todd completed over 15 projects with combined construction costs in excess of $1.1 billion. He was on the Board of Directors for the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects from 2015-2019 where he offered an owner’s perspective relative to architectural services.

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The Redbrick Team

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The Culture at Redbrick

Collaborative, professional, and supportive are just a few words Redbrick colleagues use to describe their experience.

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Why I Joined Redbrick

Team members see future opportunities springing from the experience they gain on the job at Redbrick.

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

Tom McAuliffe serves as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for Redbrick LMD. He is responsible for the development of the Budgeting, Forecasting, and KPI reporting processes as well as supporting the long-term strategic plan for Redbrick LMD.

Prior to joining Redbrick, Tom worked in FP&A roles for The Washington Post, dentsu International, and Merkle Inc. In those roles, he supported the facilitation and build out of periodic forecasts, annual budgets, hiring and developing FP&A team members, and increasing operational efficiencies within Finance departments.

Tom received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh with a double-major in Economics and Sociology and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, with a concentration in Corporate Finance.

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Senior Development Associate & Director of Sustainability

Daniel McGee is a Senior Development Associate and Director of Sustainability focusing on development execution of The Bridge District and portfolio-wide energy strategies. His core values strongly align with Redbrick LMD’s vision of shaping a truly sustainable built environment. Daniel’s background is in mechanical HVAC design with technical experience in healthcare, museums, artifact preservation, and data centers. In the DC area he has designed mechanical systems for The Museum of the Bible, The World Bank Headquarters, and Virginia Hospital Center.

Daniel holds an integrated Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering from Penn State, and an MBA from Georgetown University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in DC, with a focus in HVAC & Refrigeration.

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Construction Manager, Construction

David Osei has 5+ years of construction experience within the D.C Metro Area. At Redbrick, David assists the construction team on all aspects of Preconstruction and Construction. David assists the team in general construction and development activities, with a focus on all stages of construction of our mixed-use, multifamily, and commercial construction projects.

 

Prior to joining the Redbrick team. David was a Project Manager at James G. Davis construction and Jones Lang LaSalle where he primarily focused on corporate interiors at Davis and Construction Management Consulting at JLL. David is involved in the Washington Building Congress and has Chaired for multiple committees. David holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA and PMP.

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Our Advisors

We are fortunate to benefit from the expert guidance of our close advisors.

Senior Advisor

Robert Levin is a Director and the Treasurer of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network and is a Trustee Emeritus at Morehouse College. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Stanford Center on Longevity. He previously served on the board of Ellie Mae. Rob worked 28 years at Fannie Mae. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Redbrick LMD.

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Senior Advisor

Admiral Christopher Weaver graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1971, majoring in International Affairs. He holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and is a distinguished graduate of the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, The National Defense University.
He commanded U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, from 1994-96 immediately prior to assuming duties as executive officer to the director for Logistics (J-4), the Joint Staff. He was selected for flag rank in February 1997 and took command of the Naval District of Washington in February 1998 as its 83rd commandant, ultimately becoming the second-longest serving commander in the Naval District's 200-year history. In 2003, he was selected as the first commander, Navy Installations Command, where he led the creation of a unified command of some 70 Navy installations worldwide, employing 60,000 personnel and a $9 billion annual operating budget. Admiral Weaver retired after 35 years of service and now works as a private consultant.

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