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News | Aug 10, 2015

HITT Owners Among Top 10 Real Estate Dynasties in DC

Real Estate Bisnow, a leading online commercial real estate periodical, published its list of DC’s Top 10 Real Estates Dynasties and named HITT Contracting Chairman Russell Hitt and Co-Presidents Brett Hitt and Jim Millar among the most prominent families to shape the Washington, DC area’s commercial real estate landscape. The HITT owners are humbled to be included among the families and organizations that have had a lasting impact on the commercial real estate community in the national capital region. The following is a snippet from the feature. To read the full article, click the link below.

 DC is home to its fair share of legacy family developers. Some of its most prominent development booms, like post-World War II, have been championed by a select few individuals, who have passed on the family business for generations.

The Hitts

Founded: 1937

Founders: Warren and Myrtle Hitt

Famous Properties: HITT Contracting doesn’t own signature properties, but it has built more than its fair share. The Falls Church-based construction company has built Time Warner Cable’s Reston office, Verizon’s $187M data center campus in Culpeper, the Arlington Mill Community Center and the Montgomery County Conference Center and Hotel in Bethesda.

Famous Members: Russell Hitt, Warren and Myrtle’s son, has been atop the construction giant since 1978. His son, Brett, and son-in-law, Jim Millar, are the co-presidents beneath him and figure to be his successors. That’s Jim on the left and Brett on the right.

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