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Harold Reznick, Nick Paleologos, Cynthia Reznick and John Paleologos Fred and Star Ezra with James Moshovitis

Kristin Cecchi and Bobbi Jo Cecchi Kevin Reynolds and Cam Lewis

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IDI GROUP’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY Kennedy Center | PHOTOSBYMATTOXPHOTOGRAPHY

Jonathan Taylor, John Cecchi and Jack Evans

HONORING A PIONEER: When the young engineer Giuseppe Cecchi moved here from Milan in 1960 to scout investments and supervise construction for Società Generale Immobiliare, there was barely any skyline in Washington, and along the Potomac River, there was no Watergate complex. Cecchi and his team of Italian engineers set about to change that, building Watergate, the city’s first mixed-use complex, combining condos, a hotel, shops and offices for the Democratic National Committee (an affair that later brought down a president.) After creating IDI Group Companies in 1975, Cecchi and his sons Enrico, Carlos and John Cecchi went on to build much more of the region’s skyline, including Watergate at Landmark, Leisure World of Maryland and Virginia, Renaissance Hotels in Washington and Arlington and the Westin Washington, plus 12,000 condominiums and 3,000 units of affordable housing in Alexandria. Family, friends and longtime business associates gathered to honor the legendary builder, who took it all in stride. “I have earned more in my lifetime than I need to live happily,” the philanthropist said. “Now it is my great duty to share it.” VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM

Giuseppe Cecchi and Robert Pincus with John and Dade McMahon

Tracy Key, Cindy Clare and Cathy Sterling Corey Stewart, Mercedes Cecchi and Enrico Cecchi

Jim Dinegar, Barbara McDuffie and Lyles Carr

Dario Zucchi with Teresa and Tom Rossi

Jay O’Brien, Barbara Rhodes and Patrick Rhodes Carlos and Lisa Cecchi

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