Until the end of last year, Greater Greater Washington operated out of coffee shops and David Alpert’s basement office. As the staff grew, so did the need for more permanent space. We moved into one in November!
With a small budget of $1,800 a month, we set out to find bright, centrally-located space in DC that could accommodate four people, and offered access to conference space. After looking at a half dozen potential options including co-working spaces, private spaces, and shared office space, we found what we were looking for.
Since November, we’ve called suite 810 at 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW home.
Here’s a tour of our offices
We rent two offices and share the use of a small and large conference room with our suite mate, Olender Reporting.
Jonathan Neeley, our staff editor, and David Whitehead, our housing program organizer, share one office.
On any given day, you’ll find Jonathan busy at his DIY sit-stand desk editing contributors’ posts. David on the other hand, is in and out of the office, often meeting with people who want to help Greater Greater Washington support more attainable housing for more people in DC and the region.
David Alpert and I share the other office.
You’ll find David here on Wednesdays and Fridays, meeting with staff about the blog, our housing program, and strategic directions of the organization. During the rest of the week, David is engaging in a research sabbatical of sorts: he’s taking a deep dive into the economics of housing, development, and growth to better understand the forces that shape housing costs and identify the most promising solutions for making housing more abundant and attainable.
I am here in the office most days and spend my time supporting staff and volunteers, fundraising to keep the blog and our growing housing program going strong, and keeping track of our finances.
Meet our interns
Having dedicated space also meant that we could welcome two interns from Arizona State University!
Skyler Daviss and Megan Kelly set out to do a semester in DC to learn about international development and advocacy. When their original placement fell through in March, we made a quick decision to welcome them for their final five weeks. They’ve been a great addition to the team these past few weeks and we’ll miss them when they wrap up their internship this week. Thanks, Skyler and Megan!
And our neighbor
Olender Reporting’s Corey Nichols occupies the other office in our suite. We’ve piqued his interest in urbanism, and he even joined us at the Nationals game a few weeks ago and met some of our contributors.
Now that you’ve seen where we work, let us know if you want to come visit! Whether you’re a contributor who needs some space to work on a post, or a reader who has a great idea you’d like to tell us about, come on over.