Jan 1983 - Present
Jan 1961 - Present
Capital Commercial Properties
Norman Ebenstein is a professional retail developer. He is the president and chairman of the board of Capital Commercial Properties, a capacity in which he has served for over 40 years. Norman Ebenstein is credited with numerous improvements to the Eden Center, a nationally known shopping and cultural destination in Virginia. A large number of shopping centers, apartment buildings, homes, and hotels have started to incorporate eco-friendly features in recent years. In addition to allaying environmental concerns, adding “green” features during a property renovation can help residential or commercial property seem more modern. Below are two simple ways to make a commercial or residential property greener. 1. Energy-efficient windows and skylights. Certain types of window frames and treatments can reduce heat gain during the hot seasons and heat loss during the cold seasons. This helps decrease heating and energy costs. Strategically placed skylights and picture windows can lessen the need for indoor lighting, further lowering energy requirements. 2. Solar energy panels. Energy derived from solar panels reduces dependence on traditional energy sources and helps offset energy costs. Two studies, by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Bureau of Economic Research, have shown that, contrary to popular belief, installing solar panels adds value to California homes.
Norman Ebenstein has been the president of Capital Commercial Properties for over five decades, assuming the role in 1961. The company, which is based in Florida, manages and oversees properties in both Florida and the Washington, D.C, area. Norman Ebenstein also serves as president of Eden Center, Inc., which owns and manages the Eden Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Eden Center, which is the home of many Vietnamese businesses, regularly sponsors a number of cultural events, including the Moon Festival in the autumn of each year. The Moon Festival, also called the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a harvest festival that is held in the eighth month of the Chinese calendar and celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. In 2013, the event was observed on September 21; in 2014, the event will be also be held in on September. The Moon Festival at the mall features such cultural entertainment as a Lion Dance, children’s singing contest, and traditional lantern parade. The complex also hosts the Miss Vietnam-DC Pageant in the evening on the festival date. Located at 6763 Wilson Boulevard, the mall is a major shopping venue for Vietnamese-Americans living along the East Coast.