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Luxury, Residential & Commercial Development In Washington DC Since 1996
Abdo Development Has Its Beginnings In Urban Renewal
A Before And After of Our Wooster/Mercer Project in Arlington, VA
Preserving DC's History With Our Landmark Lofts Projects
Our Step Into Commercial Development: Revitalization In Logan Circle & Beyond
P Street NW: Before And After

Our History

Abdo is a District of Columbia development and construction company that has built its reputation as a pioneering, innovative developer of high end residential, commercial and retail development. The firm was incorporated in 1996 by Jim Abdo, its President and CEO.

Abdo Development concentrates its development in and immediately around the urban core of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. The company has a strong philosophy in selecting the buildings and neighborhoods it chooses to rehabilitate. Every project has a smart growth component, forcing consumers to look towards the urban core. The company relishes the opportunity to incorporate adaptive reuse of historic preservation and strives to use the latest green technology in its construction projects.

To date, the company has completed over thirty development projects. Many of these developments include distressed historic structures that require complete restoration and conversion. Abdo also develops new buildings that are constructed with the same quality and attention to detail as its historic properties.

Some of Abdo’s notable recent developments include the development of 480 condominiums on the site of the former Capital Children’s Museum on H Street, NE, the 87 unit Wooster/Mercer Lofts in Arlington and his latest two projects: Gaslight Square, a 117 unit luxury condominium development in Arlington, VA and Monroe Street Market, a $240 million, nine acre, mixed use project in Brookland, adjacent to Catholic University.

Abdo Development has received critical acclaim from within the community and the press for its responsible approach to development and is considered a leader in the renewal of Washington’s historic districts. In 2004, the company won the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Abdo was the recipient of the 2006 & 2012 Delta Award for Most Innovative Mid-Atlantic Condominium (The Wooster/Mercer Lofts & Gaslight Square) and also Best Mid-Atlantic Adaptive Reuse Condominium (The Landmark Lofts at Senate Square).

Mr. Abdo has over twenty-five years experience in all aspects of design/build in both commercial and residential construction. He has been named CEO of the year by SmartCEO
Magazine, honored by Partners for Livable Communities, and was selected as the regional winner of the Ernst and Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Most recently he was recognized for his leadership in DC economic development with the DCBIA 2012 Building Industry Achievement Award. He serves on the Boards of Arena Stage, DCBIA, Fight for Children, the DC Chamber of Commerce and The Bank of Georgetown.

Abdo Development…
Commitment to Quality, Commitment to Community.