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Founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, Lerner is one of Washington’s largest and most respected real estate development and management companies.  Based in Rockville, MD, the company is a best-in-class developer with a diverse, award-winning portfolio of office, residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties.  No other company has done more to transform and define the landscape of metropolitan Washington than Lerner.  

In addition to its unwavering commitment to building enduring properties that stand the test of time, Lerner is also renowned for the unrivaled quality of its property management.  As a long-term owner and operator, the company has always focused on providing first-class management services to ensure that every property is maintained to the very highest standards. 

"Odds are that every adult in Washington has lived, worked or shopped in a building developed by Ted Lerner..."

Washingtonian Magazine

Since building Wheaton Plaza in 1960, at the time the largest shopping mall in the Washington area and the sixth-largest in the nation, Lerner has been synonymous with retail real estate in the Nation’s Capital. As the visionary force behind the area’s most prominent and successful shopping centers – including Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Galleria and White Flint Mall – Lerner has long been at the forefront of retail development and has an unsurpassed track record of creating exceptional retail centers where Washingtonians want to shop. Today the Lerner Retail portfolio consists of a diverse mix of lifestyle, power and community centers, as well as appealing retail space in Lerner’s collection of trophy office properties. With an eye always looking towards the future, the Lerner development pipeline features an exciting array of large-scale mixed-use projects in the most desirable areas around Washington, including Tysons, Reston and North Bethesda.

Tysons Corner - 1950's