Our Story

Realizing an entrepreneurial vision.

PN Hoffman brings a balanced mix of imagination and sound thinking to create new and innovative urban environments. Since 1993, we have developed mixed-use, residential, office and retail communities all across the Washington Metropolitan area.

We are proud of our reputation as one of the District’s premier real estate developers, with a penchant for transforming neighborhoods and designing high-quality buildings and spaces. This requires extensive experience. The boldness to take necessary risks. An approach that spans all disciplines. And a keen understanding of people and their ties to the community.

We are proud of what we’ve achieved so far. And we are excited about shaping cityscapes and the future of our nation’s capital—and beyond.

Our Values

Our mission is to create vibrant urban communities that excel in form and function.

Our vision is to bring positive change, stimulating growth and enhancing the community as a whole—improving the lives of people throughout the neighborhoods we serve.

  • Partnerships

    We understand that we don’t operate in a vacuum. That’s why we collaborate closely with stakeholders on each project. And we are proud of our amicable relationships with other real estate developers, architects, builders, as well as government entities, special-interest groups and members of the communities we serve.

  • Process

    We are calculated risk takers who capitalize on trends and work with our partners to create custom communities that make the most of a location’s potential. Our success derives from our obsession with details and a hands-on approach to ensure we accomplish all established goals.

  • Community Involvement

    While real estate is what we do, we think of ourselves as being in the people business—and as such we have a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility. Beyond a wide variety of charitable activities, we give back through civic engagement to shape the future of the communities in which we work and live.

  • Sustainability

    PN Hoffman is a market leader in sustainability. We built the first LEED® Certified residential high-rise in DC, The Alta, and continue to lead the way with innovative solutions using the latest environmentally friendly techniques. We believe this is not only the right thing to do for our people and our planet; it’s also a good long-term business strategy.

Offering experience and
forward thinking.

Our unrivaled reputation as a dependable partner comes from a holistic approach to every project we take on—and our untiring attention to detail every step of the way.

  • Entitlements & Approvals
  • Funding & Financing
  • Development
  • Construction
  • Design & Architecture
  • Marketing
  • Sales & Leasing
  • Merchandising & Retail Operations
  • Asset Management
  • Consulting

Thriving thanks to skills and drive.

The four principals of PN Hoffman collectively have more than 130 years of experience in real estate development. Besides professional leadership, they foster a culture of teamwork and creative problem solving to create world-class communities that deliver positive, lasting change.

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Monty Hoffman
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Mark Dorigan, Esquire
Partner & President
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Tom Ikeler
Principal & Chief Investment Officer
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Shawn Seaman, AIA
Principal & Executive Vice President
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Michelle Giannini
Executive Vice President of Residential Sales & Leasing
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John Bradley
Senior Vice President of Construction Field Operations
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Maria Thompson
Senior Vice President of Construction
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John Florian
Executive Vice President of Development
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Jon McAvoy
Vice President & Director of Finance
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Matthew Steenhoek
Vice President of Development
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Brant Snyder
Vice President of Development
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Martiena Schneller
Vice President of Design
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John Veith

Recognizing excellence.

Since our founding PN Hoffman has received numerous awards from local and national trade associations. Here are some of our most recent accolades:

Owner of the Year
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Associated General Contractors of Metro DC 2018

Award of Excellence for Best Hospitality Project
Wharf Canopy and Hyatt House
NAIOP DC/MD Chapter 2018

Award of Excellence
The Anthem
NAIOP DC/MD Chapter 2018

Top Multifamily Development Firm
PN Hoffman
Multi-Housing News 2018

Best Mixed-Use Development
The Wharf
International Property Awards 2018

Best Development, Gold
The Wharf Phase 1
Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News 2018

People’s Choice Award
The Wharf Phase 1
AIA DC 2018

Best Real Estate Deal of 2018
Williams & Connolly at The Wharf
Washington Business Journal 2018

Best Reuse of Land, Grand Award
The Wharf
Multifamily Executive 2018

Best Washington/Baltimore High-Rise Condominium
Delta Associates 2018

Presidential Award for Urban Catalyst
The Wharf
AIA DC 2018

Best Sales Pace for Washington/Baltimore Condominium Community
The Bower
Delta Associates 2018

ULI Impact Award
The Wharf
Urban Land Institute 2017

Commercial Real Estate Developers List
PN Hoffman
Washington Business Journal 2017

Moxie Award
PN Hoffman
Moxie 2017

Hilton Global Developer of the Year Award
Monty Hoffman
Hilton Global 2017

Deal of the Year (Under 75,000′)
Fish & Richardson at The Wharf
Commercial Real Estate Brokerage 2017

Chamber’s Choice Awards
Monty Hoffman
DC Chamber 2017

Best New Luxury Condominium
The Darcy
Bethesda Magazine 2015

Best Real Estate Deal
The Wharf
Washington Business Journal 2014

Best Mid-Atlantic Adaptive Reuse Condominium Project
Northern Exchange
Delta Associates, 2013

Mid-Rise Project of the Year
Union Row
Multifamily Executive Awards

Medium Project of the Year
The Alta
National Capital Region chapter of the USGBC

Best New Condominium Unit
The Flats at Union Row
The Monument Awards

Sustainable Growth Alliance, Best-Designed Residential Development
Union Row
Best of D.C.

2009 Readers’ Choice Pick
Washington City Paper

Best Lofts
The Warehouses at Union Row
The Builders Choice Awards