2020 | Business

Business Notes: JBG Smith appoints new officers

Plus: Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell announces leadership changes; new apartment building opens in North Bethesda

From left, Moina Banerjee, George Xanders and Carey Goldberg will become JBG Smith's new chief financial officer, chief investment officer and human resources officer starting on Jan. 1.

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JBG Smith appoints new officers

Bethesda-based developer JBG Smith announced three changes last week — Moina Banrjee will be the new chief financial officer, George Xanders will be chief investment officer and Carey Goldberg will be human resource officer, the company announced in a press release last week.

The appointments are effective Jan. 1.

Banerjee joined JBG Smith 10 years ago and was most recently the executive vice president, head of capital markets, according to the press release.

Xanders joined JBG Smith in 2008 and was most recently executive vice president, co-head of acquisitions.

Goldberg has been with JBG Smith for two years and formerly worked at Marriott International, as well as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell announces leadership changes

The accounting firm Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM), with offices in Bethesda and Washington, D.C., announced last week that Daniel L. Weaver will become president and managing partner starting Jan. 1.

Weaver is currently CBM’s executive vice president and chair of its not-for-profit practice, according to a press release.

Weaver, who has been with the company since 1999, will succeed Peter B. Reilly as the firm’s sixth president.

CBM also announced last week that Reilly will become the chair of the firm’s board of directors starting Jan. 1. Reilly has been the president and managing partner of the firm for the past seven years, according to the press release.

Arrowwood Apartments now open in North Bethesda

Arrowwood Apartments, a community of 294 units in North Bethesda, announced last week that it has opened.

The community, on McGrath Boulevard near the White Flint Metro station, was a partnership between the real estate developer LCOR and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), according to a press release.

The apartments are a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, along with one-bedroom residences with dens, according to the press release. Amenities include a courtyard with a fire pit and fountains, garden rooms, clubroom, tech lounge, music rooms, a fitness center and an outdoor grilling area.

According to Arrowwood’s website, rent for a studio apartment starts at $1,640 per month (565 square feet), and rent for a one-bedroom starts at $1,800 per month (716 square feet). Rent for a two-bedroom apartment starts at $2,515 per month (1,010 square feet).

Selzer Gurvitch appoints new partner

The Bethesda real estate and business law firm Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott announced the appointment of Michael Fellerman as its new partner this month.

Fellerman has experience as a tax attorney with a focus on domestic and international real estate and business transactions, according to a press release. He will lead a portion of the practice that includes corporate and business taxes, along with real estate, estate and gift taxes, and tax-exempt matters, among other things.

Fellerman previously was a partner at Baltimore-based Abramoff Neuberger, according to the press release. He has also worked at Baltimore-based Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, as well as Bethesda-based Linowes & Blocher, which dissolved this year.

Lawn-care company launches contactless snow removal in Bethesda 

 The lawn-care company Lawn Love is offering contactless, on-demand snow removal for homeowners in Bethesda, the company announced this week. 

Homeowners can use their phone or computer to order snow removal on demand, according to a press release. The website will generate a cost estimate, and once the customer accepts, Lawn Love assigns a snow-removal provider to the property. 

Lawn Love, a company that started in 2014, contracts with independent lawn and snow-removal services in 120 American cities, according to the press release. All of the snow-removal providers are local and have more than one season of experience. 

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com