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Lowenberg Joins Hopkins & Porter

Bethesda resident Todd M. Lowenberg has been named new project coordinator at Hopkins & Porter Construction, 12944-C Travilah Road in Potomac. Todd joins the company with more than 20 years sales experience in telecommunications. He graduated from the University of Virginia and holds a masters degree in international business from George Washington University. Call 301-840-9121.

Silverman Initiative for Affordable Housing

Montgomery County Council President Steven Silverman has proposed an initiative to use land already owned by the county to construct affordable housing, in partnership with private and nonprofit developers. Speaking at the Eleventh Annual Affordable Housing Conference on Feb. 25, Silverman noted the 11 percent increase in apartment rents in the county and the increasing need for people who work in the county to live elsewhere, creating more traffic problems.

Nominations Invited

Montgomery Preservation, Inc. is seeking nominations for this year's historic preservation awards, which honor individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to the preservation or restoration of historic resources in the county during the past year. Anyone can nominate an individual or group for an award. The deadline for nominations is March 31. The awards will be presented on Sunday, May 5, at the Shaw House property at Quaint Acres in White Oak, Silver Spring. Call 301-622-5151, or e-mail zartman@sais-jhu.edu.

Long and Foster for January

Top Dogs, agents who have had three or more real estate transactions for the month, include Dennis Melby; Brad Rozansky; Wendy Banner; The Four Schucks; Gary Ditto; Donna Karpa; Sharon Owens; Caroline Keith; Jenny Hughes; Kay Beane; Natilie Straus; Cinda Pitcock; Sharyn Goldman; Jeff Wilson; Melinda Estridge; Mario Finelli; Rub Styslinger; Debbie Cohen; Sue Floyd; Pat Shultz; Peppy Walsh; Pam Ryan; Nancy Schwiesow; Gloria Crowley; Suzanne Reynolds; Adrienne Deming; Mary Lou Shannon; Fran Carbbery; Andy Greenspan; John Bragale; Chris Rhodes; Fran Darby; Rebecca Williams; Donice Jeter; Judy Kelly; Mary Bajwa; Jane McGuire; Sterling Mehring, Lynn Gorsage; Pat Wills; Karen Compton; Sue Utterback; Nancy Poat; Mee See Phu; Sarah Funt; and Eleanor Balaban.

Top Agents were Debbie Cohen; Jane McGuire; Caroline Keith; Fran Darby; John Bragale; Sue Utterback; Sterling Mehring; Judy Kelly; Cindy Chambers; Chris Rhodes; Gretchen Koitz; Tom Williams; Sara Lou Cardwell; Shonny Kugler; Sarah Toppins; Cinda Pitcock; Rebecca Williams; Pat Shultz; Barbara Podoff; Kitt Sessions; Betsy Bretz; Nancy Schweisow; Jeff Wilson; Susan Janney; Tanya Hamilton; Elley Kott; Susan Miller; Eleanor Balaban; Goly Kayvan; Jeannie Ahearn and Mee See Phua.

Weichert Board Club Members

The Potomac Village office of Weichert Realty has named Ana Barbosa, Louise Caporaletti, Helen Griffiths and Coreta Osborne to the Chairman of the Board Club. The club is for associates who have achieved over $7 million in sales, listings and listings sold or closed on 40 transactions.

In the Potomac office, new members include Alan Bruzee, Audrey DiPietro and Mary Jo Joyce. Earning membership in the Bethesda office are Carol Cutini, Joe Faraji, Mark Goldberg, Mehmet Halici, Themis Johnson, Robert Kerxton, Arlene Koby, Jung Moon and Hank Prensky.

Weichert's 2001 Chairman of the Board Elite Club includes associates who have achieved over $10 million in sales, listings and listings sold or closed on 60 transactions. I

New members include Helen King and Ellen Katz from the Potomac office, and Michael Matese and Joanna Simeone from Potomac Village. Bob Young, a sales associate from the Bethesda/Chevy Chase office, has joined to Elite Club.Earning membership at the White Flint office are Margaret Martinez, Marilyn Rubinstein and Kathleen Sheeran.