As founder and chairman of the J Street Companies, Bruce Baschuk provides the corporate vision and strategic direction for the company and oversees the land acquisition, finance and development operations. With 150 employees, approximately one million square feet of commercial property in development, a robust third party project management business, a 4 million square foot office and multifamily property management portfolio and an experienced brokerage team, Bruce has created one of the few completely diversified real estate companies in Washington.
Bruce has been active in the Washington metropolitan area’s dynamic real estate market for more than 25 years. He was one of the top agents in the region working for CBRE and then Barnes Morris & Pardoe, before he assumed responsibility as the managing director of the Washington, DC office of CBRE. He was also responsible for the Corporate Services business in the Washington Region for CBRE. Bruce co-founded J Street Development in 2004 and purchased the Randall Hagner Companies in 2007. In 2008, The J Street Companies merged with Woodmark Commercial Services and in 2011, the J Street Companies moved forward with full capabilities under one name.
Bruce was the former president of Jubilee Enterprises, an organization that has redeveloped more than 1,300 residential units in Southeast Washington, D.C. He is also the founder of WINNERS Lacrosse, a non-profit inner city organization which mentors boys and girls in Washington, D.C. He is a former President of The Washington DC Board of Realtors and has been awarded the Donald C. Rosinski award for his contributions to the community. He is the Chairman of the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID), which he co-founded in 2006, and serves on the Board of LISC, a national non-profit community investor. Bruce and his wife Kate, a teacher, live in Chevy Chase, Maryland and have four children.