HR&A Opens an Office in Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to announce that Lionel Lynch has re-joined HR&A as the Principal-in-Charge of our new office in the nation’s capital.


Lionel recently served as Senior Advisor for Housing and Finance Policy for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HR&A’s new Washington D.C. office provides the firm with an expanded platform to continue more than a decade of experience guiding award-winning revitalization initiatives in and around the District.


Almost ten years ago, HR&A guided the work of 6 planning teams to create the award-winning Anacostia Waterfront Framework Plan. Subsequently, we led the planning and implementation work for creation of a new neighborhood on the Anacostia Waterfront: Capitol Riverfront, which has been one of the District of Columbia’s most successful neighborhood transformation efforts in the last decade. This 350-acre neighborhood surrounding the Washington Navy Yard has attracted more than $3.2 billion in public and private investment and 11.5 million SF of mixed-use development that is completed or currently under construction.


We have also provided strategic real estate advice to the District of Columbia on several projects, including managing the disposition and developer selection for the former Washington Convention Center. Construction for this mixed-use development, CityCenterDC, began on site this past April.


Currently, HR&A is working with the District government and its master planning team to assess the market potential and to propose a development strategy for the re-use plan for the 62.5 acre Walter Reed Army Medical Center. We are also collaborating with planners and engineers on a vision plan for the National Capital Planning Commission’s proposed Southwest Ecodistrict, a sustainable neighborhood on the 10th Street and Maryland Avenue corridors south of the National Mall.