FD Stonewater announced today that Norman Dong has been promoted to Partner with the firm.
Mr. Dong joined the company in 2017 as Managing Director and plays a leading role within the firm’s third-party advisory and principal development platforms with a primary focus on federal, state and local government real estate transactions. He is a nationally recognized expert in the government real estate arena and frequently participates in industry panels and speaking engagements. In addition to his responsibilities at the company, Mr. Dong serves on the faculty of the Georgetown Urban and Regional Planning program where he teaches a course on government real estate.
Mr. Dong’s career spans over 30 years and encompasses a distinguished history working in both the private sector and as a government executive. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Mr. Dong has served the Federal Government in executive, management, and advisory capacities; including previously held positions as Deputy Controller of OMB, the CFO of DHS/FEMA and Deputy Mayor for Washington, DC. Prior to joining FD Stonewater, Mr. Dong was the Commissioner for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Public Building Service, where he led the asset management, design, construction, leasing, building management, and disposal of nearly 374 million square feet of government-owned and leased space across all 50 states, six U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
FD Stonewater Principal Chad Habeeb said, “Norm has had an enormous impact across our real estate business, particularly within the firm’s government sector third-party advisory and principal development platforms. His notable background, insight, and expertise in government real estate matters enhances our strategic advisory practice and he has brought tremendous value to our public sector-focused real estate practice.”
Principal Joseph Delogu further commented, “Norm’s experience, relationships, and wealth of knowledge are invaluable. With Norm on board, we have expanded our capabilities and positioned ourselves as the largest, most experienced government lease advisory team in the country. We are pleased to promote Norm to Partner as he continues to be integral not just in our leasing and development practices, but also as a thought leader for our company and the industry.”