Brian Kenner

Deputy Mayor
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser in January 2015, Brian T. Kenner serves as the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development overseeing the administration’s efforts to strengthen Washington, DC’s economy. Mr. Kenner is primarily focused on producing and preserving affordable housing, creating employment opportunities for District residents, and increasing the District’s tax revenue. He manages an active real estate portfolio worth $7 billion and oversees a business development team responsible for attracting and retaining companies from startups to global enterprises to the District. Under Mr. Kenner’s leadership, DMPED has led key real estate development projects that included creating an iconic waterfront destination with the District Wharf; redeveloping historic properties such as the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the St. Elizabeths East campus; and managing the development of two new sports arenas.

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