DC Family Business Forum

About DC Family Business Forum

The mission of the DC Family Business Forum is to promote and foster the growth and ongoing success of family businesses through learning, sharing and creating effective solutions regarding the critical issues and challenges confronting family businesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Presentations and seminars are supported entirely by multi-disciplinary sponsors who are involved in working with family businesses as part of their routine practice.

Attendance to lectures and presentations sponsored by the DC Family Business Forum is offered by invitation only to a limited number of family-owned businesses. Participation in activities is restricted to invitees and sponsors. An invitation is extended by sponsors to family businesses who have the ability to benefit from and participate in the lecture series. Invited businesses will generally have a family member with controlling interest in the business and at least one family member currently employed in the business.



Anthony M. Lanier

Anthony was born in Brazil, raised and concluded his studies in the area of Economics and Political Science in Austria. Married with 3 children, he lives in Georgetown with his Portuguese wife Isabel Lanier.

He established EastBanc, Inc. in 1987. EastBanc, a Washington D.C. based real estate investment firm specialized in the acquisition, redevelopment, and management of center city real estate assets.

After having acquired and developed millions of sqft of retail and mixed-use developments, EastBanc has come to focus on center city retail and urban revitalization, forcing them to compete on every use platform that composes urban centers.

Two cities focused on are Washington DC and Lisbon, with affiliated offices in Russia.

In 2000, he launched EastBanc Technologies, a software company focused on high end systems and solutions design. EBT is headquartered in DC and has offices in Moscow and Lisbon.