The doors of 2M Street are officially open and we are proud to say that 2M is staffed with some of the friendliest, most helpful people in all of DC! The 2M Street team has been hard at work creating a community, but we asked them to take a few moments to introduce themselves and to give an insider perspective on what life at 2M Street will be like. Without further ado, please meet 2M Concierge Andre Hughes!
What made you want to come work at 2M?
My friend told me that WC Smith was a great company to work for. She was extremely happy and enthusiastic about 2M and I thought it would be a great idea for me to apply.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I am not working I spend lots of time doing different things such as researching census numbers, reading, studying geography and history which was my favorite subject in school. I also listen to lots of music from R&B,dance-pop,Rock,Funk and Folk music. I also love traveling when I can. My favorite cities are Chicago, Atlanta and San Diego.
If you only had 1 day in DC, what would be your top 3 must-do activities?
If I had one day in DC the three things I would want to do would be to visit The White House, The National Archives and the National Zoo in Adams Morgan/Woodley Park.
If 2M Street were a song, which one would it be?
If 2M Street was a song it would be Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best”!
What do you think draws residents to 2M now?
I think the amazing architecture will draw people in to see our building, as well as WC Smith’s reputation for being a company who caters to the greater good of the community.
What green feature at 2M is your favorite?
My favorite would be the Zen Garden on the rooftop, fed by the rain-collecting water cistern.
What is your favorite community amenity?
My favorite 2M Street amenities are the fitness center and the swimming pool on the rooftop.
Describe your perfect day at 2M?
A perfect day at 2M would include welcoming a large amount of moves-in’s and some very satisfied residents!
If you had to describe 2M in three words, what would they be?
Three words to describe 2M would be Elegant, Comfortable and Affordable.
The doors of 2M Street will soon open and we are proud to say that 2M will be staffed with some of the friendliest, most helpful people in all of DC! The 2M Street team has been hard at work creating a community, but we asked them to take a few moments to introduce themselves and to give an insider perspective on what life at 2M Street will be like. Without further ado, we proudly introduce…
2M Street Concierge Kali Hardman
What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
The path that led me here to 2M was a mix of a creative educational background and a professional background in customer service and administrative assistance. I learned about 2M from a friend who is also an employee of WC Smith and the more I learned about this development the more I wanted to be involved.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I like to stay busy with community events going on in the area and by supporting local musicians and artists. The summer screenings at Union Market are what I’m looking forward to the most!
Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
There are so many changes being applied to this area and it’s all happening very fast. If you would have asked me this 5 years ago I could have never predicted where this community is at now. It’s hard to say, but I have high hopes for this community building itself into one that applies plans for a better future for our environment and NoMa residents. In 5 years I’m confident the current changes are going to bring a very positive environment for everyone to live and grow here in NoMa.
If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
It depends on the day. DC always has some interesting events going on. If I only had one day in DC, I’m a foodie, so a personal must is trying some food you haven’t tried before. Todd Gray’s Watershed here in NoMa is a great place to start! Next, a personal favorite- The Botanical Gardens! It’s not far from all the museums and the monument and all the other ‘musts’ of this city, but it’s the most relaxing piece of DC I’ve found. Last but not least, read the paper and find out what is going on! You can almost always catch a free comedy open mic or a free show right around the corner.
If 2M were a super hero what would it be?
If 2M were a superhero, it would be Captain America. Doubted at first, but proves to be strong and full of hope and heart.
What do you think draws residents to 2M and NoMa now?
Location! We are a less than 5 minute walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet Metro station. 2M is setting itself up to be a very accessible, relaxing and environmentally conscious piece of the NoMa community.
What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
Rain water harvesting is my favorite green feature here at 2M. You will see rooftop gardens all over DC, which is a really good start. However here at 2M, we are taking the extra step to get creative and push forward on reducing our footprint on the environment. We’re doing it because it’s the right thing to do.
What is your favorite 2M amenity?
The rooftop pool! The view up there is breath taking and makes you take a step back and enjoy the possibilities of your life in the Nation’s Capital.
Describe your perfect day at 2M:
A perfect day at 2M always starts when Emmy walks in the door! From there I’m looking forward to seeing future residents after they experience the tour of all our amenities and getting their feedback so we can continue to grow in the right direction.
Why would your pet love to live here?
Space! We have so much space for dogs to play and be social with other dogs. I think it’s important that we provide and environment for these animals where they will not feel confined. Here at 2M we provide a healthy, happy setting for pets and pet lovers alike.
If you could choose a floor to live on at 2M?
If only there was a unit on the rooftop next to the pool! I would like to live on one of the top floors facing the capital, you can’t beat the view you can catch from up there.
If you could sum up 2M in 3 words:
Three words to describe 2M would be Conscious, Tranquil, and Elegant.
Stay tuned for more Meet the 2M Street Team posts!