At WashREIT, each employee thinks like an owner. We empower each other to build a better company.
STEVE RIFFEE, CFO
We are creative, committed and ambitious.
We’re building a culture where difference is valued and creating an environment that fully supports innovation and creativity. Our people do what they do best while learning, growing, and effecting meaningful change – in the company and in the real estate industry.
We live by our values in everything we do.
WashREIT is a different kind of real estate company. We work hard to break the mold everyday so that we can continue to drive value for our shareholders and be a great place for our employees to build their careers. Our culture is driven by our core values: rigor, collaboration, and commitment.
We are hardworking and conscientious in achieving our goals. We craft creative solutions, lead the market, and generate value with persistence and ambition.
We embrace diversity and work alongside each other so that the best idea, the smartest strategy, or the most innovative solution wins the day.
We are determined and dedicated, always lead by example, and think creatively and strategically to solve problems.
Investing in the community around us to create value for the others
As a real estate investment trust, investing is at the core of what we do. But the most valuable investments we make are not in our buildings—they’re in our people and our community. With more than five decades of experience operating exclusively in the DC area, we’re passionate about making a difference in the region we call home.
Motivated by our guiding principles and committed to improving the lives of those in need, our employees participate in a wide variety of philanthropic activities throughout the year. Whether volunteering at a food bank, running a toy drive, or walking for a cause, we’re proud to foster a culture of giving back.
The causes our team supports varies year over year. Below are some of the many organizations we’ve supported in the past.
Creating a workplace and industry where everyone belongs.
WashREIT’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Initiative is a long-term commitment to promote an environment where each individual feels comfortable being their authentic selves. We believe diversity of backgrounds, experiences, cultures, ethnicities, and interests leads to new ways of thinking and drives organizational success. Our DEIB Council is overseen by WashREIT’s senior leadership team and Board of Trustees. For more detail on our efforts, please see here.
Our DC headquarters were designed with collaboration in mind.
The open office layout at our headquarters on Eye Street energizes our employees and provides a great space for collaboration in and outside of our wonderfully designed meeting rooms. Our open kitchen and break room provide additional space to collaborate and unwind. It is not uncommon to walk in on a foosball match while grabbing a snack or coffee.