Carmen Group has over 20 years of success helping clients accomplish projects and goals within the District of Columbia. Since 1994, Carmen Group has worked with every Mayor and the City Council to advance local client initiatives. The relatively small legislative body that maintains significant control over the City’s approximately $13 billion annual budget coupled with a strong Mayor allows for significant opportunity to impact decision makers and drive client projects to completion. In addition, we are unique in our ability to address the federal/local interface to leverage and maximize federal support for important local projects. We are active across a broad range of local issue areas including: real estate, telecommunications, economic development, education, and transportation. We possess strong understanding of how District agencies work, as well as the environment that influences the issues our clients face in the community. Carmen Group has a unique understanding of the real estate climate in the region, and has helped developers secure project approvals and financing from the District government. We have proven expertise in securing gap financing such as Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and have secured over a quarter of a billion dollars for mixed-use projects over the last decade alone.