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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.


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The executive team rings the bell for at the New York Stock Exchange. (Courtesy of RLJ

Public companies

34. RLJ Lodging Trust

The hotel firm, a real estate investment trust, owns 145 hotels in 21 states and the District of Columbia, accounting for some 21,600 rooms. The company, which went public in 2011, was fashioned from a hospitality investment firm and two affiliated lodging-related private equity funds. The “RLJ” in its name refers to Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, who currently serves as chairman.

Trivia

The hospitality investment trust has been rapidly expanding its footprint, entering markets such as Boston and Miami in 2012.

Bethesda

301-280-7777

Founded: 2011

President and CEO: Thomas J. Baltimore Jr.

Revenue: $758,952,000

Assets: $3,290,018,000

Employees (local): 53 (53)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.