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Angela Sweeney
Vice President - Corporate Marketing & Communications
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May 14, 2014
Washington, DC, May 14, 2014 Peterson Companies, one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the Washington, DC region, broke ground today on Ontario 17, a $30 million mixed-use project featuring 80 residential homes over 9,000 SF of retail at the corner of 17th Street and Columbia Road, NW in Washington, DC.

April 22, 2014
Fairfax, Virginia, April 22, 2014The Peterson Companies announced today that White House Black Market, LOFT, Francesca's Collections, Soma Intimates, IT'S SUGAR and Pinkberry will open their new Promenade at Virginia Gateway locations during the center's Grand Opening weekend, April 26 & April 27. The celebration includes fashion shows, a performance by the Manassas Symphony Orchestra Winds, fireworks, giveaways, and the debut of the interactive splash fountain.

March 11, 2014
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (March 10, 2014) - Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III today announced that the Peterson Family Foundation is donating $1 million to Teach For America D.C. Region for its work in Prince George's County schools.

February 18, 2014
Fairfax, Virginia, February 18, 2014 - Taylor O. Chess, President of the Retail Division of Peterson Companies, announced today that Jim Mertz has been named Vice President of Retail Development. Mertz will manage all aspects of the development program for Peterson's Retail division and serve as part of the senior leadership team.

February 18, 2014
Fairfax, Virginia, February 18, 2014 - The Peterson Companies announced today that Stein Mart plans to open a new store at Virginia Gateway a 1.3 million square foot shopping center located in Gainesville, Virginia.

January 17, 2014
Soaring 175 feet above the Potomac River waterfront at National Harbor, The Capital Wheel, set to debut in May 2014, will join a growing number of large-scale observation wheels around the globe as an iconic, world-class attraction.