Eric J. Jones Joins AOBA’s DC Government Affairs Team
Eric J. Jones has joined the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington as Vice President of Government Affairs, DC Commercial. Eric brings 15 years of experience as a political strategist, and served for more than a decade as the Associate Director of Government Affairs with the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington.
Eric led ABC’s lobbying efforts on behalf of the largest construction trade association in the area, working closely with the executive and legislative branches of the DC government. He was a candidate for an at-large City Council seat in 2014. Eric will focus his work on behalf of AOBA’s members on the office building market, and will work in partnership with Randi K. Marshall, AOBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, DC - Residential.
A native of the District, Eric holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College and a Master’s in Finance from New England College of Business.
“Eric Jones’s experience and expertise will be a valuable addition to our government affairs team. We know his contributions will help drive our work to represent the commercial real estate industry as we support our members’ interests in areas ranging from building codes, tax issues, utility regulation, energy and the environment,” said AOBA Executive Vice President Margaret “Peggy” Jeffers.
AOBA members are owners or managers of commercial and multi-family residential properties, as well as companies that provide products and services to the real estate industry. The combined portfolio of AOBA's membership is approximately 185 million square feet of commercial office space and more than 380,000 residential units in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; this includes 80,000 apartment homes in the District of Columbia. Details on other AOBA news and programs can be found at: www.aoba-metro.org