Washington’s Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers

The area’s top brokers and firms, based on research by real estate analytics provider CoStar.

Washingtonian has partnered with CoStar, the largest commercial real estate information and analytics provider in the country. Below are CoStar’s 2021 Power Broker Awards. The awards recognize the top commercial real estate brokers and firms in the Washington, DC, market, based on closed sale and lease transactions from 2021. CoStar verifies and analyzes total transaction volume to identify the winners.

Top Industrial Leasing Brokers

Brad Benna, Matan Companies

Peter Burleigh, NAI Michael

Stephen Cloud, Transwestern Real Estate Services

Dan Coats, JLL

Caulley Deringer, Transwestern Real Estate Services

John Dettleff, JLL

Bob Gibbs, CBRE

Gary Glatter, Cresa Washington DC

Andrew Hassett, Transwestern Real Estate Services

Jon Lawrence, Cushman & Wakefield

Pete McCabe, The Pruitt Corporation

Daniela Patino, CBRE

Peregrine Roberts, TSC Realty Services

Tony Russo, CBRE

Lance Schwarz, NAI Michael

Top Office Leasing Brokers

Evan Behr, JLL

Wendy Feldman Block, Savills

Henry Chapman, CBRE

Brian Connolly, JLL

David Cornbrooks, Savills

Phil Dickinson, Cushman & Wakefield

Christopher Getz, Cushman & Wakefield

Alexander Hancock, Transwestern Real Estate Services

Neil Levy, Savills

David Lipson, Savills

Brian Raher, Cushman & Wakefield

Danny Sheridan, JLL

Brian Sullivan, JLL

Kevin Terry, GSA/Office of Portfolio Management & Real Estate/DoD CDD

Todd Valentine, Savills

Top Retail Leasing Brokers

Bradley Buslik, H&R Retail

Andrew Corno, JLL

Joseph Farina, Divaris Real Estate

Nora Foley, Rosenthal Properties

Constantine Gogos, Papadopoulos Properties

Emily Heppen, DLC Management Corp.

Thomas Jackman, JLL

Veronica Kamara, KLNB

Jake Levin, KLNB

Brian Mitchell, H&R Retail

Beth Sargent, KLNB

Matt Skalet, KLNB

Lisa Stoddard, CBRE

Shary Thur-Pecaro, Thur & Associates

Erik Ulsaker, Long & Foster Real Estate (Commercial Division)

Top Leasing Firms

Avison Young


Cushman & Wakefield


GSA/Office of Portfolio Management & Real Estate/DoD CDD

H&R Retail

JBG Smith Properties



Lincoln Property Company



Tishman Speyer

Transwestern Real Estate Services

Top Sales Brokers

David Baker, JLL

Walter Coker, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Brian Crivella, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Collins Ege, Eastdil Secured

Christine Espenshade, Newmark

Robert Garrish, Newmark

Robert Jenkins, JLL

Anthony Liberto, Cushman & Wakefield

Timothy McDonald, Eastdil Secured

James Meisel, JLL

David Nachison, Eastdil Secured

Matt Nicholson, JLL

Ryan Reid, Eastdil Secured

Jorge Rosa, Cushman & Wakefield

Andrew Weir, JLL

Drew White, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Top Sales Firms

Avison Young

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage


Cushman & Wakefield

Eastdil Secured



Marcus & Millichap

Melnick Real Estate Advisors

NAI Michael



SRS Real Estate Partners

Transwestern Real Estate Services

Walker & Dunlop

The New Suburban Office

As a lead broker for both Reston Town Center and downtown Columbia, Transwestern’s Alexander Hancock has an insider’s view of what employers—and their employees—want out of a suburban work experience. The days of generic office parks are, of course, long over. To entice staffers back into an office at all, says Hancock, companies are searching for vibrant environments where people can walk to shopping, lunch, and happy hour, plus access outdoor space during the workday. The proof that Reston and Columbia fit the bill, he says, is in the strong leasing activity that’s continued there even as the office market as a whole has floundered during the pandemic.