Lerner Family Biographies
Theodore N. Lerner
Managing Principal Owner
Theodore N. Lerner, who is a native Washingtonian, is the Founder and a Principal of Lerner Enterprises, the largest private real estate developer in the Washington, D.C. area. He is also the Managing Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team. Mr. Lerner founded Lerner Enterprises, based in Rockville, Maryland, in 1952. He graduated from The George Washington University with an Associates of Arts degree and has an LLB from The George Washington University Law School. Ted Lerner has served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of The George Washington University, and his family dedicated the Annette and Theodore Lerner Family Health and Wellness Center and Theodore N. Lerner Hall at the University. The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation provides support to many organizations, including: Food and Friends; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital; Hadley's Park; the Weizmann Institute of Science; the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Washington; YouthAids; Junior Achievement of the Greater Washington Area; the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School; the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington; and Imagination Stage, among many others. Ted and his wife Annette are founding members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The American Academy of Achievement awarded Ted Lerner the Golden Plate Award of Excellence in 1990. In 2003, he was elected to the Washington Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement and in 2007 was honored as a Charter Inductee in the George Washington University School of Business Sports Hall of Fame. Lerner Enterprises was voted Greater Washington Family Business of the Year in 1999.
Mark D. Lerner
Mark D. Lerner, a native Washingtonian, is a Principal of Lerner Enterprises, the largest private real estate developer in the Washington, D.C. area. He is also a Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Mr. Lerner also represents the Theodore N. Lerner family as a minority partner in Lincoln Holdings, LLC, the sports group that owns 100 percent of the NHL Washington Capitals and the WNBA Washington Mystics, and 44 percent of the NBA Washington Wizards and Verizon Center. Mr. Lerner has a BBA from The George Washington University and holds numerous volunteer positions within the community. He is currently a Trustee of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and a member of the Board of Directors of Hillel at The George Washington University; and a member of the Advisory Board of State of Israel Bonds. He also serves as Vice President of The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation which provides support to many worthwhile organizations.
Edward L. Cohen
Edward L. Cohen, who has lived in Washington, D.C. for almost 40 years, is a Principal of Lerner Enterprises, the largest private real estate developer in the Washington, D.C. area. He is also a Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Cohen has been a member of various corporate, charitable, and educational boards. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of The Weizmann Institute of Science and on the Board and Executive Committee of Junior Achievement of the Greater Washington Area.
Robert K. Tanenbaum
Robert K. Tanenbaum, who has lived in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 35 years, is a Principal of Lerner Enterprises, the largest private real estate developer in the Washington, D.C. area. He is also a Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. He is a graduate of Union College and The George Washington University National Law Center. Mr. Tanenbaum is on the Board of Imagination Stage, a local theater arts center that nurtures young people of all abilities through participation in professional theater arts education experiences. He and his wife are also involved in a variety of other educational, political and community activities.