Streetsense, a Bethesda-based real estate and design firm, has been selected by Donald and Ivanka Trump to help them select restaurants and retailers for their planned 261-room luxury hotel on the site of the Old Post Office, according to a Washington Post story.
Due to overwhelming interest from businesses, the Trumps decided to hire a local company to assist them. “We are getting so much pro-active interest, from some of the world’s best restaurants and most recognized luxury retailers, that we felt it was time to bring someone on board to help us consider our options,” the article quoted Ivanka as saying.
Streetsense has experience handling similar projects in the area, including the “retail-like concept” for the LivingSocial company in the Penn Quarter of northwest Washington, DC, and is a partner in leasing retail space at Union Station.
Streetsense’s managing partner, Jeff Pollak, told the Post the project had a “very elegant and very luxury focus.”
The Trumps are not expected to take control of the Old Post Office property on Pennsylvania in Washington, DC, until 2014, but Pollak stated “We’ve had an enormous response reaching out to us even before we’re getting started.”