Chief Executive Officer
Bob Elliott joined Lantian Development in 2016 and has more than 20 years of real estate development and investment experience in all major asset classes and jurisdictions in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. In total, Bob has been responsible for the entitlement, design, development, and construction of more than 3 million square feet of mixed-use office, multifamily, and retail properties.
Over the course of his career, Bob has managed many noteworthy development projects, including the 1.35 million rentable square foot U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters, the 800,000 square foot mixed-use redevelopment of L’Enfant Plaza, and the renovation of two significant office towers, 500 North Capitol Street, NW and Silverline Center in Tysons. In addition, Bob has overseen many large mixed-use masterplan projects, including 4 acres in NoMa and 150 acres of mixed-use multifamily and retail redevelopment in Alexandria.
Prior to joining Lantian, Bob led the development platforms at Washington REIT and Clark Enterprises, where he oversaw the acquisition, development, and repositioning of their extensive real estate portfolios. He was also previously one of several development officers for The JBG Companies (now JBGSmith). Before JBG, Bob served on the management teams of two London-based real estate startups and worked in real estate investment banking. He started his career as an architect with Murphy/Jahn Architects (now JAHN).
Bob has a Master of Business Administration degree in both Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, plus a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University. Bob previously served on the boards of several charitable and arts organizations and several business improvement districts. He currently sits on the Board for VisArts in Rockville.