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See the LIGHT... NextGen LED is an operating expense cost reduction
company dedicated to identifying and executing energy efficiency projects that
optimize facility and staff performance and enhance asset value across diverse
real estate portfolios. Our team takes great pride in being an expert in the field,
when we form a partnership, you become a member or our team.

LIKE-MINDED: We think like you. We know your business. We understand asset management and value creation.

Ingenuity: We have the expertise and know-how to optimize your project. We understand lease structures and financial instruments and have the abilityd to provide our clients with custom solutions for cost-avoidance based on your ability to realize savings.

GUARANTEED SAVINGS: Save Time, Money, CO2. By optimizing your energy and human resources, NextGen LED can save your business time, energy and unnecessary cost.

HISTORY: Our Principals and senior executives have deep roots in energy efficiency, commercial, multifamily and retail property management, green-tech finance, engineering and commercial lending.

TURN-KEY: Simplify your life. We do the work. You realize the savings. We’ve developed a simplified model that enables us to do the work, while you realize the savings.

The Leadership

Marnie L. Abramson



NextGen Partners, LLC/NextGen LED, LLC

Ms. Abramson is a Principal and Founding Partner of NextGen LED, LLC (NextGenROI.com) a company dedicated to advancing market adaptation of ROI driven energy-savings solutions for real estate and other energy intensive industries through the sourcing and financing of LED products and other high return on investment energy conservation measures.

She is also a founding partner and former instructor at The Institute of Real Estate Executive Education (RE3 Institute), which is now a part of George Mason University’s School of Management Executive Education program. The RE3 Institute provides continuing education to real estate professionals by providing the same technical and analytical skills as those taught in leading graduate real estate programs but in a more focused and cost effective manner.

Prior to this, Ms. Abramson spent 10 years as a Principal and Director of Corporate Communications for The Tower Companies, a family-owned real estate development company committed to socially responsible, environmentally conscious buildings and communities. Her success in that role helped The Tower Companies become recognized as an international authority in the building industry.

In 2008 she was honored with the Washington Business Journal’s prestigious ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Award.

Ms. Abramson earned a Master’s of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University. In 2011, her Master’s thesis entitled Sustainability and Graduate Business Education: Best Efforts to Date and Curriculum Recommendations was selected for publication in the third edition of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate published by the University of San Diego Press.

Ms. Abramson also holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where she double-majored in Strategy and Management and Organization, and a BA in Communications from The American University in Washington, DC. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.




NextGen Partners, LLC/NextGen LED, LLC

April 2012 – Present (3 years 4 months)Rockville, MD
NextGen is a national full-service lighting retrofit company offering managed energy services contracts (savings-based financing). We deal exclusively with LED lighting and focus on high quality/high value ROI-based LED solutions. NextGen manages the entire retrofit process beginning with utility bill analysis to identify potential savings, lighting site-surveys, evaluation of the current lighting program, selection of LED retrofit product, presentation of savings analysis, rebate submission and management, installation, and 100% savings-based financing at effective rates around 4%. We also cover 100% of the cost of any product failure during the period of the managed energy services contract, including replacement product and labor costs.

We offer lighting as a service, enabling your business to be cash flow positive day one, protecting your upside with our complete product and labor warranty, and because we focus on bulb replacements whenever possible, payments flow through as an operating expense and can remain off-balance sheet.

NextGen has secured a $100 million line of project-based financing focused exclusively on corporate/portfolio-wide retrofits for organizations that can realize significant cost savings. As the underwriter, NextGen’s interests are completely aligned with our clients in terms of selecting the right product, with the right light output, the necessary warranty and testing, with accurate color renderings in order to ensure client satisfaction.


GiftConnect (fka AllStar Deals)

September 2011 – Present (3 years 11 months)Potomac, MD
Gift Connect aims to redefine and lead the way that brands and publishers reach their desired consumers. Our analytics engine and product suite includes several e-commerce tools that can turn advertisements across any media platform into a gift for consumers.

Gift Connect is both a B2B enterprise solution as well as a B2C service.


Marlin Financial Group, Inc.

June 2001 – Present (14 years 2 months)
Marlin Financial Group is a consulting firm specializing in aiding publicly traded companies with mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, shareholder relations, strategic alliances and licensing agreements. Marlin has specialized in alternative energy transactions (Wind, Solar, Electric Transportation and alternative fuels) over the last 7 years and continues to be very active in the industry today.

Co-Founder & Board Member

DialAGeek, LLC

2005 – February 2010 (5 years)
DialAGeek® was founded out of the need for computer users to make a single phone call to resolve a wide range of technical problems at an affordable price. Our technical support representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your home or business questions about hardware, software, peripherals and any other consumer electronic devices.

Co-Founder & Consultant

Gottaplay Interactive, Inc.

April 2005 – September 2008 (3 years 6 months)
Gottaplay Interactive, Inc. provides on-line video game rental services. Gottaplay allows users to rent, buy, sell and trade video games. It has one of the most extensive rental libraries on the web covering more than 4000 titles through its Web site,www.gottaplay.com.

CEO & President


May 1996 – May 2001 (5 years 1 month)

NextGen in the community

At NextGen, we hold strong the value that we are only as strong as the people around us and a
successful community reaches out to all in times of need

National Warrior
NextGen LED proudly supports our veterans through the National Warrior Foundation where our soldiers are provided with RESPECT (Retreat, Employment, Support, Planning, Education, Community and Treatment). We also hire veterans through our partnership with Combat to Impact, the Employment arm of National Warrior Foundation.
Montgomery Housing
We support the preservation and enhancement of affordable housing within our local community through Montgomery Housing Partnership.
Learning Ally
We support the educational efforts of Learning Ally,where blind, dyslexic or learning disabled children can achieve confidence and independence in the classroom and in life.
Washington Project
for the Arts
We support Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) which connects artists and the community, facilitating a deeper understanding of our world and the issues of our time through contemporary art.