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Damon Orobona practices real estate development and land use and zoning law. Damon is among a select group of land use professionals nationwide who are licensed to practice law and are AICP planning certified.


Practice areas


  1. Construction / Development: 50%
    8 years
  2. Land Use / Zoning: 50%
    8 years

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Nova-Habitat Real Estate Development

7500 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 613
Bethesda, MD, 20814


DCActive 201105/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Tropaia AwardGeorgetown University2015
American Institute of Certified PlannersAmerican Planning Association (APA)2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNova-Habitat Real Estate Development2015 - Present
AttorneyMiller, Miller & Canby2012 - 2015
Advisor to Planning BoardMontgomery County Planning Department (MNCPPC)2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA)DLD Member2015 - Present
American Planning AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)Member2014 - Present
Georgetown Real Estate Alumni AssociationVice Chair2014 - Present
Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA)Member2013 - Present
Urban Land InstituteYoung Leaders Group Member2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Group Member2012 - Present
American Planning AssociationPresident-Elect2011 - 2014
Georgetown University Real Estate Advisory BoardVice Chair2011 - 2013
American Planning AssociationAt-large Director2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Woodmont View Site Plan (82009001A)Planning Board Approval
Courts at Clarksburg Rezoning (G-881)County Council Approval
Chelsea Rezoning I (G-892)Planning Board Approval
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Publication nameTitleDate
Montgomery County Planning DepartmentZoning Legislation Green Paper - Development Standards2009
Montgomery County Planning DepartmentZoning Legislation Green Paper - Definitions2009
Montgomery County Planning DepartmentZoning Legislation Green Paper - Land Use Districts2009
Montgomery County Planning DepartmentZoning Legislation Green Paper - Approval Proceedures2009
Form-Based Code Seminar, Montgomery County Planning DepartmentIs Euclidean Zoning the New Pig in the Parlor: The Coming of Age of Form-Based Zoning2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown UniversityReal Estate FinanceMS - Master of ScienceN/A
Harvard University Graduate School of DesignUrban PlanningN/AN/A
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Capital Chapter ConferencePublic Art in Real Estate Development2015
2015 MIT CASE CompetitionConcluding Remarks2015
ULI Washington: Redevelopment of the London Television Center (ITV), Waterloo, EnglandLondon Real Estate Development Opportunities2014
APA National Planning ConferenceCrowdsourcing and Crowdfunding in Urban Planning2014
2014 APA National Capital Planning Awards CeremonyEmcee of Evening Ceremonies2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Real Estate ForumIdeas for FBI Headquarters Redevelopment Project2013
Georgetown University Alumni Association EventGSA Redevelopment Projects2013
Continuing Legal Education SeminarAnnexations and Urban Planning2012
2012 American Planning Association Washington DC Conference and Awards CeremonyCrowdfunding Real Estate Development2012