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.




Bob Donohoe

Bob Donohoe is responsible for establishing and executing the company’s strategic investment plans, overseeing the acquisition, disposition, financing, and asset management activities for the company’s $2 billion real estate investment portfolio. Bob has previously served in several capacities at Donohoe, including project management, development, and capital markets.

Before joining Donohoe in 2005, Bob worked at Beacon Capital Partners in Boston, where he was involved in $1 billion of office property transactions for their opportunity fund. Previously, he held positions at Transwestern Commercial Services in New York, where he provided portfolio advisory services to real estate companies and Berkshire Mortgage Finance in Bethesda, where he underwrote and closed approximately $750 million in commercial mortgages.