Lisa Hoffman is a proud graduate of Parsons School of Design, New York City. She began her career in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio working for architects, designers and commercial furniture dealerships. A client referral led her to work for one of the world’s largest real estate management corporations where she parlayed her years of managing design projects to new career direction. While assigned to a Northern Ohio bank, she not only developed her project management skills further, she also learned construction management. Boots on the ground experience was gained with ground-up construction, renovation, remodel and relocation projects on retail bank and operations facilities.
In 2002, Lisa relocated to Washington, DC and was honored to be a supporting member of the Pentagon Renovation Program, the largest design-build renovation/modernization project in the U.S. Her multi-disciplined background gave her the ability to serve her Department of Defense clients wearing many different hats. She provided master planning services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), ultimately blocking and stacking nearly 2.3 million square feet of office and special use space. Owners representation, design management, design development, project and construction management services were provided to several resident agencies including OSD, United States Air Force, Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense Concessions Committee (DoDCC).
She continued to provide consulting services to the DoDCC from preparation of supporting bid documents, technical bid evaluations, subject matter expert and ongoing design development services. Other clients have included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Reconnaissance Office, Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and most recently the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Lisa is a certified interior designer (NCIDQ) and passed the Construction Management Certification Institute (CMCI) examination for Certified Construction Managers (CCM) in 2004. She has served as president of the National Capital Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Chair of the CMAA National Conference and Trade Show and past chapter committee chair.