Glenn Williamson is the owner and managing director of Amber Real Estate LLC, an international real estate advisory firm specializing in emerging markets in Washington DC and across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). A graduate of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service (SFS '83) and the University of Chicago (MBA '86), Williamson lived overseas for 9 years in Bulgaria, Russia and Poland developing office properties as these countries transitioned towards market based economies in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He is the author of Inside Out: Building a Glass House in Russia, which chronicles the development of an award-winning Class A office and retail center in St. Petersburg during the late 1990s.
Williamson formed Amber in 2002 to carry out CEE projects initiated while at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Warsaw. Over the past 13 years, he has represented US and European investors seeking to enter CEE markets and advised CEE owners with the finance, development and disposition of office, hotel and mixed-use properties. Here in Washington, DC, Amber has advised DC agencies including the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Department of Health on preparing major infill redevelopments such as Hill East as well as the investment of $70 million in Tobacco Settlement Funds in community-based primary care centers. Amber is currently involved with facilitating and analyzing the latest "emerging market" in Sustainability programs for stormwater management and energy savings here in the US.