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About Us

We are impact investors. We are a Woman-Owned Small Business who leverages real estate activities to produce a positive social and environmental impact, while generating financial returns.

We are real estate advisors, developers and transaction managers.  

We support businesses, governments and higher education institutions who are eager to achieve a range of objectives in real estate portfolio optimization, workplace strategy, technology and building management systems, neighborhood development, P3s, clean energy lending, ESG and climate resiliency.

We invest in and develop housing in urban and rural areas.


Our aspiration is to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #11: To make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable:

Download Capability Statement: 

$6.5 B

Project Value

19 years

Real Estate experience

54.3 M

Sqft of Real Estate

$1.1 B

Transactions executed




Our Real Estate Advisory Team provides professional guidance and support to businesses, governments and higher education institutions that focus on optimizing their real property portfolio and rationalizing critical strategic, operational and operational decisions.

Internal and external drivers for why organizations care about their real estate assets vary throughout time. Yet, the objectives are relatively consistent: maximize utilization, drive operational efficiencies, monetize under-utilized or vacant properties, contain costs, and attract and retain talent.

How do we support organizations to achieve these objectives?  We provide thought leadership, critical thinking and trend analysis to increase the confidence of the decision-makers who formulate strategies that can unlock the business's growth. Ultimately, we support organizations to achieve their strategic business objectives and maximize the value of their investments, while minimizing risk.

These services include:

  • strategic planning

  • asset and portfolio management

  • building management systems

  • market analysis and market sounding

  • financial modeling

  • feasibility analysis

  • property search and selection

  • lease administration and negotiation

  • workplace strategy / space programming and management

  • ESG and climate resiliency


H & H Realty Group creates vibrant and self-sustaining communities where people can live, work, and play within convenient and accessible areas. By bringing together various types of properties, such as apartments, office spaces, retail stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, and green spaces, our mixed-use developments aim to offer a range of amenities and services within close proximity. 


We seek investments primarily through three opportunities:

1) Equity partnerships in development projects 

2) Equity investors for development projects

3) Sellers of value-add multifamily properties

Our goal for real estate development is to maximize land use, to promote diverse and inclusive affordable housing options, increase economic growth, create jobs and enhance environmental stewardship. 


Given the diverse needs and requirements of different residents, owners, businesses and property types, we carefully orchestrate the planning, design, and building of the development to ensure that each component complements the others to create a cohesive whole.  Through deep collaboration with public and private partners, we offer a multi-faceted approach to urban planning that enhances the quality of life for residents while providing economic benefits to investors, businesses and the community.


At H & H Realty Group, we view transactions as a means to foster connection, collaboration and creativity between multiple parties seeking a shared outcome. We use transactions to amplify our objective of generating positive social and environmental impact.

We assist organizations in the acquisition and disposition of their real estate assets. By partnering with licensed experts across the transaction lifecycle, we have demonstrated success in providing the following services:

  • Transaction management

  • Strategies for acquisition, disposition and leasing

  • Valuation inspection

  • Negotiating with buyers or sellers to reach an agreement on the terms of the sale

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and other legal documents

  • Facilitating the transfer of funds and ownership of the property

  • Arranging lower cost PACE financing for new or recapitalized real estate projects

Simply put, we help to ensure that the transaction is completed smoothly and efficiently, and that all legal and financial requirements are met. We help clients navigate the complexities of the real estate market, with their goals in mind.



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Story of Our CEO

Concept. The concept of H&H Realty Group was birthed in 2008, after Genevieve Hanson completed her first commercial real estate project in Washington DC. However, the vision began when Genevieve was at an All-Girls high school. As a first generation American from Ghana, Genevieve grew up in subsidized housing while attending private schools, which made the contrast between “haves” and “have nots” striking and ever-present. Her parents emigrated to Alexandria, VA with their 3 daughters to pursue the American Dream, initially working as a janitor and convenience store cashier.  Consequently, her college application essay outlined how she would leverage her degree in International Relations to improve the social and economic welfare of people in less developed countries.

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  • Commercial Real Estate for Women, President – Elect

  • Federal Real Property Association – Board Member

  • Urban Land Institute-DC, Women’s Leadership Institute Steering Committee - Member

Speaking Engagements.

  • Panelist, Congressional Testimony on Future of Work for Federal Sector, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, House of Representatives, Congress, Washington, DC

  • Speaker, State of the Market, CEO Series, District of Columbia Builders’ Industry Association, Washington, DC

  • Moderator, “Demystifying ESG”, Women’s Leadership Institute of Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC

  • Moderator, Real Estate Portfolio - Veterans Affairs, Federal Real Property Association, Washington, DC

  • Moderator, Impact of COVID on Federal Real Estate, EY - Virtual Conference

  • Moderator, Impact of COVID on Municipal Real Estate, EY - Virtual Conference

  • Speaker, Smart Buildings Operations at IIoT World Smart Cities Day - Virtual Conference

  • Speaker, ESG – Global Perspective, Urban Land Institute – Hawaii Chapter – Virtual Conference

  • Moderator, “How CREW changed my Life”, Commercial Real Estate for Women at Amazon, Crystal City, VA

  • Moderator, Federal Sustainability Progress and Initiatives, Federal Real Property Association, Washington, DC

  • Speaker, Executive Women in Leadership Panel Discussion at Jones Lang LaSalle, Washington, DC

  • Moderator, Real Estate Development Opportunities in Wards 7 & 8 Panel, Washington, DC

  • Speaker & Author, Case Study, Harvard Public Sector Leadership Summit at Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

  • Keynote, Federal Triangle South Workshop at Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC

  • Keynote, Federal Triangle South Project, Industry Day at US GSA, Washington, DC

  • Moderator, Public-Private Partnerships, Commercial Real Estate Women’s National Conference, Oxon Hill, MD

  • Speaker, Annual Real Estate Boat Tour, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC

  • Speaker, Real Estate Development in Washington, DC, Commercial Real Estate Women, Washington, DC

  • Speaker, Ward 8 Town Hall hosted by Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, DC

  • Moderator, St. Elizabeths Redevelopment, District of Columbia Builders’ Industry Assoc., Washington, DC

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    Genevieve Hanson

          Chief Executive Officer



Genevieve has spent 19 years overseeing real estate transactions and assets valued over $6 Billion, including activities such as planning, entitlements, design, construction, and disposition. In addition, Genevieve has 14 years of experience as a strategy and operations consultant performing process re-engineering, developing business cases, creating financial models and managing organizational change.

  • Ernst & Young, Strategy & Transactions Service Line, Corporate Real Estate - Partner/Principal

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary at the (HHS) for Real Estate & Supply Chain Division, inc. Sustainability Program

  • U.S. General Services Administration, Portfolio Management Division - Senior Advisor

  • Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development of the District of Columbia - Development Manager

  • Booz-Allen Hamilton, Process Engineering Team, Associate

  • Computer Science Corporation, Federal Consulting Practice, Strategy & Operations - Principal


  • B.A. in International Relations - College of William and Mary

  • MBA in Economics, Finance and Strategy - University of Chicago.  


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Contact Us

Please contact us . . . 

  • if you would like a consultation on how to optimize your real estate portfolio

  • if you are selling a large multi-family property in the Washington, DC metro area

  • if you are looking for a CBE, MBE, or WOSB developer

  • if you seek PACE financing or would like to discuss the benefits

Washington, DC

Baltimore, MD

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