Bagels and Business

Network & Nosh With Top Business Minds

Featuring Adam Bernstein & Marc Duber, of The Bernstein Companies

Monday, December 18  | 7:30 AM

Join us for an intimate breakfast and discussion with Washington area leaders in real estate, Adam Bernstein (President & CEO) and Marc Duber (Executive VP and COO) of The Bernstein Companies.

Hear about their long history of success and their new development deal for the Marriott International headquarters and flagship hotel in downtown Bethesda.

Discussion and Q&A will be facilitated by Alan Meltzer, CEO and Founder of The Meltzer Group, a diversified comprehensive insurance brokerage and advisory practice.


Schedule of the Day

  • 7:30 AM | Breakfast* & Networking
  • 8:00 AM | Discussion and Q&A

*Dietary laws observed

For more information, please contact Leah Schwartz at 301-348-3735 or

About Our Speakers

Adam Bernstein, President & CEO Marc Duber, Executive VP and COO

Speaker Bios

Adam K. Bernstein is the President and CEO of The Bernstein Companies (TBC) a third-generation, 80 year-old Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm.

Since becoming President in 1997, Mr. Bernstein has led the strategic growth of the company into a diversified organization with expertise across asset classes where TBC invests in, develops, and operates office, hotel and multi-family properties. TBC has had direct ownership interest in transactions totaling over $3 billion, both through institutional investment funds and its own private portfolio. In addition, the company has built a structured financed group that focuses on tax credit syndication and project finance for community development projects nationwide. In 2017, Adam led a successful campaign and TBC was awarded and finalized the transaction to build and lease Marriott International’s global headquarters which will be approximately 1 million sqft in total including a flagship hotel in downtown Bethesda, MD.

Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The Wharton School in 1985 and remains actively involved in the university. Adam was appointed to the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Adam was recently appointed to the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees which he starts his term in January 2018. Adam also serves on the boards of PennantPark Investment Corp and PennantPark Floating Rate Capital, Ltd., two NASDAQ traded business development companies. And stays active in political and civic endeavors including his board participation with the Bernstein Family Foundation, Team Turnaround, Autism Speaks and the advisory board of Most Valuable Kids.

Marc N. Duber, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Bernstein Companies (TBC), has been at the forefront of real estate management, development and repositioning since joining TBC in 1979. As Managing Director of TBC’s Hotel and Property Management Divisions, Marc is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s privately owned hotel portfolio, its multi-family portfolio and its commercial real estate portfolio which currently includes over two million square feet. There is also nearly two million square feet of approved development projects currently in the pipeline including the Marriott International Global Headquarters and adjacent hotel.

Marc actively participates in all phases of the investment process, from evaluating potential acquisitions to oversight of asset management and strategic repositioning efforts. TBC emphasizes a long-term approach to real estate ownership, a philosophy it has had since inception. Marc’s hands-on approach in all of TBC’s divisions helps to yield high profit margins while ensuring positive experiences for investors, partners, tenants and hotel guests.

Marc supports many philanthropies; he is a 1981 graduate of American University and was appointed to the university’s Board of Trustees in May 2007. He heads its Real Estate Committee and was recently appointed Vice-Chairman. Marc is a former Chairman of the Board at Washington Hospital Center, the largest and most comprehensive hospital serving the Washington area. He now serves on the Board and chairs the Finance Committee of MedStar Health, Inc. the parent corporation of Washington Hospital Center. Marc currently serves on the Executive Board of Georgetown Heritage and is a member of Cornell University’s Parents Committee. In the past he served as a member of the Development Committee of the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, and on the boards of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and the B’Nai Tzedek Congregation.

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