Tysons civic group names new chairman
A new face is taking the reins of the board for a civic organization in Northern Virginia.
Tysons Partnership, an association of business, government and civic leaders, has elected Jeff Tarae chairman of its board of directors.
Tarae is a managing director at Newmark Knight Frank, a commercial real estate advisory firm headquartered in New York with offices in Tysons, Norfolk and Richmond. Tarae has been a member of the Tysons Partnership board since 2016. He could not be immediately reached for comment Monday.
Formed in 2011, Tysons Partnership works with state and local government officials, landowners and other stakeholders on issues related to Fairfax County’s land-use guidelines for Tysons. One of the county’s top goals is to transform the area from a suburban office park and activity center into a 24/7 urban center.
“There is tremendous momentum today in Tysons fueled by the significant capital investments made within the business community, commitment by its residents coupled with a thoughtful and strategic comprehensive plan in place with Fairfax County, an important partner of the Tysons Partnership,” Tarae said in a press release.
In February, Tysons Partership announced that representatives from the companies Cox, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Gilbane, WDG, Walsh Colucci and Whiting-Turner had joined its board.