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CREBA Honors D.C. Region's Top Brokers At Annual Awards Dinner

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Hundreds of D.C.'s top commercial real estate professionals gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Monday evening to celebrate the annual CREBA Awards, recognizing the highest-performing and most influential brokers in the industry for 2018. Here are the big winners:

Joseph Stettinius Jr. Leadership Award:

Boston Properties Senior Executive Vice President Ray Ritchey

Boston Properties' Ray Ritchey accepting the Joseph Stettinius Jr. Leadership Award from last year's winner, Rand Construction's Linda Rabbitt
Boston Properties' Ray Ritchey accepting the Joseph Stettinius Jr. Leadership Award from last year's winner, Rand Construction's Linda Rabbitt

Ritchey, who joined Boston Properties nearly 40 years ago, has led the development firm's D.C. office to a series of major leasing wins over the last two years. After receiving his award from last year's winner, Linda Rabbitt, he said it is special to see brokers who compete with each other during the day come together to celebrate the year's achievements, something he doesn't see happen in other industries. 

"Only in the brokerage community do we come together with mutual respect and affection for everybody in this room," Ritchey said. "I am with a development company, but I consider myself first and foremost a Washington, D.C., real estate broker, and I'm so incredibly proud of that designation. On my tomb stone it will be 'Ray Ritchey, Boston Properties, Street Broker.'" 

Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award:

Brandywine Realty Trust Senior Vice President Janet Davis

Brandywine Realty Trust's Janet Davis accepting the Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award, with past winners behind her
Brandywine Realty Trust's Janet Davis accepting the Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award, with past winners behind her

Davis began her D.C. commercial real estate career as a leasing agent for Trammell Crow Co. in 1981, before joining Prentiss Properties in 1985 and Brandywine Realty Trust in 2006. She is also a co-chair of the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research Fund. 

James L. Eichberg Broker Of The Year Award:

Savills Vice Chairman David Lipson

David Lipson
Savills' David Lipson accepting the James L. Eichberg Memorial Award, with past winners behind him

Top Leasing Agent Of The Year, D.C.: 

Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chairman Laurie McMahon

Top Leasing Agent Of The Year, Maryland: 

JLL Managing Director Amanda Davis

Top Leasing Agent Of The Year, Virginia (co-winner):

Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Art Santry

Top Leasing Agent Of The Year, Virginia (co-winner):

Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Kurt Richter

Rising Star Award: 

JLL Vice President Kristen Mathis

JLL Kristen Mathis
JLL's Kristen Mathis accepting the Rising Star Award

Top 35 And Under Regional Leasing Agent: 

Cushman & Wakefield Director Ned Goodwin

Top Regional GSA Leasing Agent:

FD Stonewater Managing Director Chad Habeeb

Top Regional Sales Agent:

CBRE Vice Chairman Bill Roohan

Top Regional Finance Agent: 

CBRE Vice Chairman David Webb

Top Regional Retail Agent:

CBRE Senior Vice President Michael Zacharia

Top Landlord Developer Agent: 

The Meridian Group Senior Vice President Katie Yanushonis

The JBG Smith team accepting the Deal of the Decade award for landing Amazon HQ2
The JBG Smith team accepting the Deal of the Decade award for landing Amazon HQ2

Deal Of The Decade, Regional:

Amazon HQ2

Leasing Transaction Of The Year, D.C.:

Whittle School & Studios

Leasing Transaction Of The Year, Maryland:

Leidos Gaithersburg, Two Washington Center

Leasing Transaction Of The Year, Virginia: 

Fannie Mae At Reston Town Center Next

Leasing Transaction Of The Year, 15K to 75K SF:

Fox 5 at The Wilson

Retail Transaction Of The Year, Regional:

Wegmans at Halley Rise

Finance Transaction Of The Year, Regional:

200 Stovall in Alexandria

Sales Transaction Of The Year, Regional:

Marriott International Headquarters

JBG Smith's Scott Franklin, Cushman & Wakefield's Peter Carroccio, Cushman & Wakefield's Christopher Sowick and Cushman & Wakefield's Roberta Liss
JBG Smith's Scott Franklin, Cushman & Wakefield's Peter Carroccio, Cushman & Wakefield's Christopher Sowick and Cushman & Wakefield's Roberta Liss

Leasing Firm Of The Year:

Cushman & Wakefield

Sales/ Financing Firm Of The Year:

Cushman & Wakefield

Best In Industry:

Architecture: Fox Architects

Moving Company: Fitzgerald Commercial Movers

Flexible Office Space Provider: Space+ by WashREIT

Furniture Company: Washington Workplace

Construction Contractor: DFS Construction

Developer: Carr Properties

Project Of The Year: Capital One Headquarters

Law Firm: Cooley LLP