(Washington, D.C.) — HORNING welcomes veteran real estate executive Jamie Weinbaum as CEO to build on the success of the 60-year-old real estate company and lead its development and management of residential, retail, and mixed-use communities throughout the Washington, D.C. region. Weinbaum is only the company’s third CEO, following the leadership of founder Joe Horning and more recently, David Roodberg, who announced last year that he was stepping down after a successful 20-year-tenure with the company.
“We’re grateful for David’s exceptional leadership these past two decades. And we’re thrilled to welcome Jamie Weinbaum to Horning and have him lead our company at this important transition period in the industry,” said Joseph Horning III, Chairman. “Jamie brings a broad range of both public and private sector experience, skills honed at some of our region’s leading real estate companies and in local government and non-profits. Jamie has a genuine passion for real estate and a commitment to the city of Washington D.C., and our region. His engaging and collaborative approach, depth of experience, and embracing of our company values make him the right leader for the HORNING team.”
Weinbaum joins the company from Mid-City Development, where he led real estate development activities toward buildout of a four-million square-foot pipeline across the firm’s numerous urban infill properties. He managed underwriting, entitlement, design, permitting, financing, construction, and lease-up efforts. He also led extensive community engagement efforts to preserve affordable housing as part of large new mixed-income projects with market-rate housing.
“I am excited and honored to join such a respected family company that has helped to shape the Washington, D.C. landscape for decades. I look forward to working alongside the incredible team at Horning to continue to build upon that legacy in owning and managing residential communities, and developing new projects throughout the region in the coming years,” said Weinbaum.
Prior to his time with Mid-City Development, Weinbaum served as chief operating officer at Ditto Residential, where he oversaw all development and construction-related activities and led planning efforts related to targeted acquisitions, investment strategy, and long-term strategic growth initiatives.
Weinbaum’s additional experience includes as a developer at JBG SMITH, where he managed large-scale, mixed-use residential and retail projects, and EYA. He also served as director of the DC Office of Zoning, leading a 20-person team in review and management of more than 200 zoning relief applications per year. Weinbaum was also previously a project manager for the DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, where he led the District’s oversight of multiple large-scale projects, including The Yards, a 42-acre waterfront development. Weinbaum began his career as a lawyer practicing at Seyfarth (formerly Seyfarth Shaw) and Reed Smith.
Active in the community, Weinbaum chaired the Urban Land Institute’s Washington, D.C. District Council, the organization’s second largest in the United States, and currently serves as governance chair.
Weinbaum holds a J.D. degree from George Washington University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University.