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Post profiles Anthony Lanier

The Washington Post's Thomas Heath profiles the real estate empire of Georgetown's Anthony Lanier.

"Lanier's assembly line was made up of engineers, architects, historical preservation specialists, zoning lawyers and construction firms that could pump out renovated buildings one after another," Heath writes.

"The first purchase in the mid-1990s was a townhouse at 3060 M St. NW. Price: $540,000. It’s now worth about $2 million, Lanier said. Next was a townhouse down the street. Cost: About $1 million. He bought 3067 M St. NW for $600,000. Then he bought 3210 M St. NW out of foreclosure.

"Buy, renovate, lease. Repeat."

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