Norman B
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Joined 8/30/2016
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For over 25 years, Norman has been writing persuasive, compliant, and successful documentation for a wide variety of technical and real estate development clients, often under stringent deadlines. His assignments have included such diverse topics as: major urban development proposals; complex technical descriptions including rocket motor test stands, spent nuclear fuel rod casks, and environmental remediation; architectural and engineering design; construction logistics; merging on-line and bricks-and-mortar marketing; health care management; bond financing prospectuses; lender packages; and the design and production of marketing collateral.

Norman has regularly demonstrated his ability to quickly grasp the technical and teaming issues involved, and to write compelling and effective content. Major organizations benefitting from Norman's skill have included Halliburton, Turner Construction, Lockheed, KPMG, CBRE, Deloitte, Studley, DTZ, and Cushman & Wakefield.

Recently, Norman has written over 140 proposals for rand* construction corporation, and has provided speech-writing services to corporate CEO and Fortune 500 Board members.

Norman received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Western Reserve University, with post-graduate studies in the Master of Business Administration - Real Estate program of The American University.

He is a LEED Accredited Professional in Interior Design and Construction (ID+C), and is certified at the Practitioner Level by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). He has been a featured speaker at the Urban Land Institute, the DC Building Industry Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers Annual Convention, and was a member of the DC Mayor's Interactive Downtown Task Force and the DC Transit-Oriented Development Task Force.
Real Estate
Green Living


Sustainable Design, Real Estate Development, Technical Proposals, Speechwriting


Transit-oriented Development, Astrophotography, Large Format Film Photography


Western Reserve University

A disciple of the International School of design in the early 1960s, Norman attended Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) to study under the legendary Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Becoming disillusioned by the school’s dogmatic insistence on function over form, Norman left IIT to complete his 5-year Architecture program at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where the pragmatic pedagogical structure of IIT was embraced, but the dogma was not. However, Norman remains to this day an unreconstructed Modernist.

The American University

While pursuing his career in architecture in Washington, DC, Norman attended The American University MBA Program in Real Estate. Immediately before completing his coursework, he was offered a job in Seattle that combined architecture and real estate development – the goal of his MBA pursuit. As a result, he didn’t submit his final dissertation and thus did not earn his degree, but gained far more valuable knowledge and experience as a result.

Green Living

5 Projects Completed

Norman’s deep understanding of, and commitment to, comprehensive land planning aspects of Washington, DC such as the historic L’Enfant Plan, Transit-Oriented Development, and sustainable growth has resulted in his writing technically accurate and emotionally compelling visionary proposals for a livable urban future.

Real Estate

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Since 2001, Norman has been sought after to provide compelling content (written, graphical, and financial) in support of major public-private mixed-use development for competitive government agency opportunities, and for private landowners in Washington, DC. Projects have included 633 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Market Square, The Portals, 1957 E Street NW, Prince George’s Metrorail Station Joint Development, Gallery Place, and Capital City Market.


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Since 1990 Norman has provided competitive proposal planning, management, and writing services to numerous clients in the construction industry. These proposals have been submitted to secure major design-build construction projects from the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), as well as commercial construction contracts for legal, aerospace, museum, and non-profit organizations.


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Norman has been called upon to produce scripts for multi-media presentations, and to write speeches for presentation by industry CEOs on a variety of topics, often on short notice.

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