Metropolitan Partnership, Ltd. is a U.S. development firm, with principal operations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and the Eastern U.S. It was formed in 1984. Among its projects are the historic [[Washington Star|1101 Pennsylvania Avenue/Evening Star Building]], Tysons International Plaza and [[Fairfax Square]], all designed by [[David Childs]], FAIA of [[Skidmore, Owings and Merrill|SOM]] as design principal.
After completing graduate programs at Cornell and Harvard in 1979, Cary Euwer joined the established and well respected development firm of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes in Boston, Massachusetts. With initial training on the completion of 60 State Street, Euwer then set up CC&F’s Washington, D.C. office to develop 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue. With the completion of this 427,000 square foot landmark, Euwer obtained the development rights to a prime block in Baltimore’s inner Harbor. That development, known as 250 West Pratt Street commenced construction of it’s 26 story tower in 1983.
With five years of valuable training and development of nearly a million square feet, Euwer founded Metropolitan Partnership in 1984. The initial projects in planning were 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tyson’s International Plaza and Fairfax Square. Together, these projects totaled over one million square feet and were completed by 1991.
With the development of Fairfax Square which involved 150,000 square feet of high end retail, Metropolitan forged relationships with a number of luxury retailers. These relationships led to developments from Florida to New York for clients such as Tiffany & Co., Hermes of Paris, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lacoste.
As Metropolitan’s expertise in retail grew, further opportunities followed. In 1998, Metropolitan was contracted to provide the development skill necessary for the retail repositioning of 1500 Broadway located in the heart of Times Square. The three year long project culminated in the five floor construction of the studios for ABC and the Disney Studio.
In 1998, Metropolitan formed a joint venture with Koll Development Company, the nation’s fifth largest office developer, to develop over 400,000 square feet of first class office space in Northern Virginia. As the nation’s strongest office market, these developments quickly pre-leased and became the corporate headquarters of XO Communications and Net2000.
Expanding on it’s retail relationships, Metropolitan developed a 900,000 sf open air center in Richmond, Virginia anchored by Target, Regal Cinemas and Golds Gym.
In 2011, Metropolitan joined with Hilton Worldwide [[link]] in response to the General Service Administration’s request for proposals to redevelop the Old Post Office at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C. The Hilton-Metropolitan submission to the GSA includes Hilton’s iconic branding as a flagship Waldorf Astoria hotel joined by many of Metropolitan’s retail relationships.