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Wegmans, Target & Other Shops More Accessible Via the Newly Opened Pacific Boulevard Extension in Loudoun County, Virginia

Dulles, Virginia, August 25, 2010 - Lerner Enterprises, Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developer and The Tower Companies, the largest Green Builders in the Nation’s Capital, both of Rockville, Maryland, announced today at 10:00 a.m. that the Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened the new Pacific Boulevard Extension that connects Virginia Route 28 to Waxpool Road via Severn Way, through Dulles 28 Centre.

Dulles 28 Centre (Dulles28Centre.com) is a 300-acre master planned retail, hotel and golf destination and is home to more than 400,000 square feet of retail including 30-stores and restaurants, a Wegmans Food Market and Target, plus the 151-suite Marriott-Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre (Marriott.com), the 1757 Golf Club (1757GolfClub.com), Dulles 28 Auto Wash (Dulles28AutoWash.com) and the 70-acre Dulles 28 Auto World showcasing Ferrari | Maserati, BMW, Nissan, Volvo, CarMax and more.

Pacific Boulevard is a key component of Loudoun County’s transportation plan for the road network parallel to Route 28.  The new extension will complete a critical segment of the road network and provides an alternative access to Pacific Boulevard via Route 28.  The parallel road network will ultimately provide improved local connectivity and reduce traffic on Route 28.  VDOT has projected that the newly opened section of road will have 27,600 average daily trips by 2030.

About Lerner Enterprises

Lerner Enterprises (Lerner.com) of Rockville, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use real estate.  This includes planning, development, construction, leasing, asset and property management.  Lerner has developed and currently manages more than 15 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities.  Lerner's office portfolio has several well-known developments including: The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center (DullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II (Tysons2.com), McLean, VA; Fallsgrove Village Office Center (FallsgroveVillageCtr.com), Rockville, MD; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; 20 M Street, SE (20MStreetSE.com) with LEEDŽ Gold Certification, Washington, DC; 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; Flint Hill Office Park (FlintHillOfficePark.com), Fairfax, VA; 7799 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA; and 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA , among many others.

Lerner’s newest trophy office building, co-developed with The Tower Companies, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com) in Rockville, MD, is the first multi-tenant commercial building in the Washington area with LEEDŽ Platinum Certification. The project was awarded the 2009 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Best Green Building of the Year, the 2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Award, the first building in the State of Maryland to achieve “Designed to Earn Energy Star” by the American Institute of Architects and was certified as the first LEEDŽ Platinum office building in the State of Maryland and is eligible for Maryland Green Building Tax Credits.  Lerner’s new corporate headquarters, located in 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard was certified LEEDŽ CI Gold by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and was awarded the Metro Washington Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2009 ‘Excellence in Construction’ Award.

Lerner has been the recipient of numerous NAIOP and other industry awards (Lerner.com/Awards.html) in its 58-year history including the Honor Award for Design Excellence in the Fairfax County 2009 Exceptional Design Awards Program for 1800 Tysons Boulevard in The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II.

About The Tower Companies

The Tower Companies (TowerCompanies.com), founded by Albert Abramson in 1947, is a family-owned real estate firm in Rockville, Maryland and the largest Green Builder in the Nation’s Capital.  It ranks #42 on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Top 50 US Green Power Purchasers' List, is EPA-certified carbon neutral, and they developed, Blair Towns, (BlairTowns.com) the first US Green Building Council LEEDŽ-certified apartment complex in the country. The Tower Companies is a member of EPA’s Climate Leaders, Energy Star and Green Power Partnership programs.  Their award-winning portfolio includes 4.5 million square feet of office buildings, office parks, 1,400 apartments, regional malls, residential communities, lifestyle centers, and hotels within the DC area. Of this total, one million square feet are Green or sustainable projects, and another 2.5 million square feet are in the planning stages; 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, co-developed with Lerner Enterprises, (TowerOaks.com), is the first LEEDŽ Platinum-certified multi-tenant commercial building in the DC area, The Tower Building (TowerBuilding.com), an Energy Star building named 2003 Green Office Building of the Year by Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA), is LEEDŽ Silver, 1050 K Street (1050KStreet.com) is LEEDŽ Gold and 1909 K Street, known as The Millennium Building (1909KStreet.com) is the only and first commercial multi-tenant building in DC to get LEEDŽ EB certified. Tower now has six LEEDŽ certified projects and over 25% of their staff are LEEDŽ Accredited Professionals.  Awards include 2009 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Best Green Building of the Year for 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, 2009 DC Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, 2009 Circle of Excellence Smart CEO Awards, 2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Awards, 2008 USGBC of the National Capital Area, Member Firm of the Year, 2008 Washington Business Journal Green Company of the Year, 2008 Washingtonian Magazine Corporate Green Award, 2007 DC Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year, 2006 and 2003 EPA Green Power Leadership Awards.

About Lerner Enterprises | The Tower Companies Partnership

With a 40-year tradition of collaboration, Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies have co-developed numerous landmark projects in the area, including White Flint Mall,  United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission headquarters at White Flint North, both in North Bethesda, MD; Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (WashingtonSquareDC.com) in Washington, D.C.; Beaumeade Corporate Park (Beaumeade.com), Ashburn, VA; Dulles 28 Centre and the Residence Inn-Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre, in Dulles, VA.