Meet The 2M Team: Nick Beaver

 

Say hello to 2M leasing consultant Nick Beaver!  As part of the 2M team, we asked Nick to tell us a little about himself, how he ended up here and what he loves about NoMa and DC.  

 

What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
I have always been interested in urban-development and WC Smith is a leader for the DC area. With every new development WC Smith has built, they have also built entire communities along the way.

What made you want to come work with WC Smith?
WC Smith has been around for 46 years and they continue to expand. As I type this there are hundreds of apartment units being constructed/planned by WC Smith.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Explore DC and the surrounding area. You literally have everything you can want within a short drive: beach, mountains, other big cities, great shopping, etc…

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
NoMa is already growing rapidly, and in five years I imagine the neighborhood being even more dense and livable than it already is. There are plans for a movie theatre, more restaurants, nightlife options, and shops. I would love to see a Target nearby!

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
I’ll be honest, it wouldn’t be the monuments or museums. Although DC is known world-wide for the Washington Monument, countless free museums, and other historic places, to me there is so much more to DC. I would stop at least one place (restaurant, bar, park, etc.) in a few of DC’s vibrant neighborhoods. Must visit neighborhoods are: DuPont/Logan Circles, U Street, H Street, Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Chinatown, and Eastern Market.

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
2M has more amenities than I’ve seen anywhere else, and there is no extra charge! NoMa is a growing area that has so much of what you could want including free neighborhood wifi, outdoor movies, access to public transit, and proximity to the H Street Corridor and other nightlife areas.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
The roof-top courtyard.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
For sure the pool.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
Heading up to the pool with some friends to enjoy a few drinks, get some sun, and cook out on the grills. Later in the afternoon I would hang out in the skyline lounge with some friends before going out to some nearby bars.

Why would your pet love to live here?
My dog (he’s a long-haired Chihuahua) would have so many friends.

If you could chose a floor to live on at 2M, what would it be?
Eleventh floor. I like to be high up, and I prefer odd numbers.

What is your favorite place to grab lunch in the neighborhood?
Shake Shack

3 words to describe 2M/NoMa:
Upscale, urban, and unique.

Meet The 2M Team: Paulito Maslog

Meet The 2M Team: Assistant Property Manager Paulito Maslog

Have you had a chance to get to know our Assistant Property Manager Paulito yet?  We asked him to share a little bit about himself, how he ended up at 2M and what he loves most about being here.

 

What made you want to come work for WC Smith/2M?
The opportunity for career growth and obtain valuable work experiences.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
On my free time, I spend time with my family and especially my daughter. I also like to play tennis and watch Redskins football games.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
A vibrant area. I wouldn’t be surprise if it becomes like another Chinatown or U street area. Looks like the city is definitely trying to promote the area.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
I would like to visit the White House and grab some seafood at Maine Avenue, SE.

If 2M were a song, what would it be?
Hustlin by Rick Ross

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
The amenities and the apartments.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
The electronic leases.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
The Skyline Lounge.

Describe your perfect day at 2M.
When a prospect or resident expresses how they love the apartment and the building.

Why would your pet love to live here?
The dog park and how pet friendly we are with dogs.

If you could choose a floor to live on at 2M?
I would like to live on the 12th floor.

What is your favorite place to grab lunch in the neighborhood?
From the variety of food trucks in the neighborhood.

Meet the 2M Team: Jamila White

Meet The 2M Team | Jamila White

What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
I just recently moved from Atlanta to the DC metro area, I was intrigued by leasing in DC because of the diversity, culture, and the increase in business and the growing apartment/condo market. WC Smith was kindly enough to give me an opportunity to grow with the company and experience their growth with the housing market.

What made you want to come work for WC Smith and 2M?
I’ve always worked for large property management companies, where you usually get lost with a high number of employees. WC Smith offers a smaller and more personable work family.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I like to spend time with my family, my dogs, and exploring DC’s museums and restaurants.  I’ve recently started volunteering at the local hospital on my days off.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
I see NoMa as a thriving area with a lot of business, high-end apartment communities and a mixed community where the residents are able to enjoy concerts and local parks in the area.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
Shopping in Georgetown, I would enjoy a local festival and I would visit the Zoo.

If 2M were a song or super hero what would it be?
Wonder Woman would be my super hero because she clears destruction and creates beauty in people and things. The song I would choose is Happy by Pharrell because when I’m at the amenities at 2M they give me a feeling of delight.

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
The quality of area growing profusely, diversity, convenience to the local party/restaurant districts, 2M’s amazing rooftop DC views and of course, EMMY!

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
My favorite green feature is the Zen Garden. I love to relax there with a glass of wine and my laptop at night.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
My favorite 2M amenity is the portion of the Courtyard with the Capitol and Monument views.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
My perfect day at 2M is when we have residents are at the rooftop pool just enjoying what the community has to offer. That seems to be when our resident are in their most relaxed state.

Why would your pet love to live here?
My dogs love it here because they have met so many other dogs to enjoy the dog park with.

If you could choose a floor to live on at 2M?
I would choose my floor, which is the 11th floor. It’s has amazing views and my fellow residents are very nice.

3 words to describe 2M/NoMa?
Progressive, Vibrant and Exuberant

Meet the 2M Team: Brandon McCarthy

 

What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
The path that led me professionally to property management was curiosity on how property management is ran and learning all I can about the commercial real estate business and personally I just like committing myself to helping others.

What made you want to come work for WC Smith/2M?
What made me want to work for WCSmith is that I heard great things about this company through a friend of mine. I stumbled on to 2M after working at another WC Smith property for a couple months and I saw an opportunity to come over to 2M and I had to take it because it was such a gorgeous building.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I am not working I like to enjoy time with my son and mingle with friends and family.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
In 5 years I see NOMA booming into a highly professional and beautiful area somewhat like the NW region.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
If I had one day in DC, my top 3 things to do will be of course take in the sights, meet the President of U.S. and eat and drink at every bar and restaurant.

If 2M were a song, movie, super hero what would it be?
If 2M was a song it would be We Are Young by F.U.N.

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
I think the location and amenities is what draws people.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
My favorite green feature here at 2M is the garden area on the rooftop.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
My favorite amenity at 2M is the entire rooftop because of its scenery.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
My perfect day at 2M will just be me relaxing by the poolside with friends.

Why would your pet love to live here?
A pet would love 2M because of other pets and the dog park area.

If you could choose a floor to live on at 2M?
I would live on the 10th floor.

3 words to describe 2M/NoMa?
Fun, Lively and Professional.

Meet the 2M Street Team: Albina

The leasing office will soon be 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 will be like. Without further ado, we proudly introduce…

Albina Kuznetsova, Leasing Consultant

Meet the 2M Street Team-Albina

 

What made you want to come work at 2M?
I always wanted to work for a company with a great reputation; this is why I chose WC Smith. I am very excited to work in one of the most beautiful buildings in NoMa with a close knit team and the cutest puppy social media has ever seen.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I am not working I still like to stay busy and entertained.  I enjoy attending concerts, festivals, new restaurants and of course shopping. I also love outdoor activities.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
NoMa is an emerging neighborhood with a bright future. It is currently in the process of developing into one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods with great infrastructure, restaurants and shops.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what would be your top 3 musts?
1. Get a pedicab and see the sites of DC
2. Go to as many museums as I can, because Washington, DC is the only city where you can visit the majority of the (Smithsonian) museums for FREE
3. I would definitely see the White House and take tons of pictures

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
My favorite green amenity at 2M is the electric car charging station.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
One of my favorite amenities is the rooftop pool where residents can enjoy the most amazing and breathtaking views.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
My perfect day at 2M starts with a cup of coffee from the Resident Café.  I would then take Emmy for a walk to our beautiful private dog park. Afterwards, I would invite my friends over to BBQ in our beautiful grilling area, but after having all that fun I would need a vigorous workout in our state-of-the-art gym. My day would conclude with watching a romantic comedy with my boyfriend in the Theatre Room.

Why would your pet love to live here?
My pet would love to live at 2M because he can have so much fun interacting with other dogs at the dog park.

Stay tuned for more “Meet the 2M Street Team” posts!

Meet the 2M Street Team: Kaitlyn

The leasing office will soon be 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 will be like.  Without further ado, we proudly introduce…

Kaitlyn Luper: Assistant Property Manager

Meet the 2M Street Team: Kaitlyn Luper

 

Kaitlyn, what was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
I worked with another management company for 3 years and was looking for more involvement and growth. I love working with people and helping them choose the perfect home. It is a chance to make a huge impact in people’s lives.

What made you want to come work for WC Smith and 2M Street?
WC Smith has a great reputation in the city for making a difference in people’s lives. Their outreach is amazing and I jumped at a chance to be part of such a great company. This will be my first experience with a brand new building, starting from the ground up. I wanted a chance to do something a little different then what I was used to within the industry, so 2M seemed like the perfect opportunity to branch out.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I enjoy reading, shopping, and playing with my dog.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
I think the growth in NoMa will be amazing. It will be the place people want to live when moving in the city!

What do you think draws residents to 2M Street and NoMa now?
NoMa is an up and coming neighborhood. Residents will get to experience and see the growth of the area, as well as be a part of it first-hand.  2M Street will have every amenity our residents need and want, whether it is here in the building or within walking distance of the property.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what would be your top 3 musts?
Visiting the monuments, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Archives.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
The rainwater harvesting system is impressive and unique.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
The Dog Park!

Describe your perfect day at 2M.
It would start with a workout in the Fitness Center, and then I would take my dog for his workout at the Dog Park.  Afterwards, I would take in a movie in the Theater Room, then head out to eat at one of the great NoMa restaurants.  Later in the evening, I would invite some friends to socialize in the Rooftop Skyline Cafe.

Why would your pet love to live here?
My dog would feel like a true resident here! The dog park would be his fitness center, Emmy (the resident puppy) would be his first friend and contact in the office, and he would have an endless amount of other pets to play with.

Which 3 words best describe 2M?
Modern, convenient, and affordable.

 

Stay tuned for more “Meet the 2M Street Team” posts!