Gary Helminski

President, Project and Development Services, Americas

2101 L Street NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20037

F: 202-223-2989
C: 202-492-5333

Professional Expertise

Gary Helminski is responsible for the firm’s Project and Development Services Group (PDS).  DTZs PDS Group leads a collaborative process to analyze, plan and execute successful real estate and construction solutions for our clients in an “owner’s representative” capacity. The group focuses on the entire real estate value chain from due diligence, economic analysis, feasibility, conceptual planning, entitlements and development/project management. As project managers, the group has a simple mission: to produce the required facility—at a specified price, at a specified time, efficiently and without legal conflict.

Mr. Helminski was formerly a Managing Director with Jones Lang LaSalle overseeing development and project management services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, he was a partner in the real estate practice of Arthur Andersen, where he led the Development Advisory Services practice nationally. He has been a featured speaker at many industry conferences including the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects and CoreNet Global. His articles have been published in a variety of business and trade journals and widely quoted in the press including the Washington Post, the Washington Business Journal and the Wall Street Journal.

Gary’s technical expertise includes planning, design, construction and financial feasibility analysis; land assemblage; underwriting packages; purchase and lease agreements; entitlements; contracts, construction management, and occupancy analysis. His product type experience includes office, residential, hospitality, health care, industrial, mixed-use and retail product sectors. He has worked extensively with the private and public sector including federal, state and local government agencies.

Areas of Specialization
•  Project and Development Services

Major Transactions

•  Pentagon Renovation, Arlington, VA - 5,000,000 SF
•  Capital One Headquarters and Operations Campus, McLean, VA, Richmond, VA - 2,000,000 SF
•  Sallie Mae Headquarters Consolidation, Reston, VA - 1,100,000 SF
•  World Bank “J” Building (African Affairs), Washington, DC - 450,000 SF
•  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Arlington, VA - 400,000 SF
•  T. Rowe Price Headquarters, Baltimore, MD - 400,000 SF
•  FBI Washington Field Office, Washington, DC - 350,000 SF
•  MeadWestvaco Field Office, Washington, DC -- 300,000 SF

Major Projects

Capital One headquarters and operations campus, McLean, VA; Richmond, VA
Sallie Mae headquarters consolidation, Reston, VA
Fannie Mae headquarters consolidation, Washington, DC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., operations campus, Arlington, VA
FBI Washington headquarters, Washington,
MeadWestvaco headquarters, Richmond, VA
World Bank “J” Building (African Affairs), Washington, DC
ExxonMobil headquarters, Fairfax, VA
T Rowe Price headquarters, Baltimore, MD
Koch Industries headquarters, Wichita, KA
Merrill Lynch headquarters, New York, NY
JP Morgan Chase headquarters, New York, NY
Yahoo! headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA


Master of Science, Real Estate, New York University
Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design

Areas of Specialization

Project and Development Services
Healthcare Practice Group

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Urban Land Institute
CoreNet Global
District of Columbia Building Industry Assocation