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What You Don’t Know About Gerry Trainor

Title: Executive managing director, Transwestern’s Mid-Atlantic Capital Markets Group.
Job: DC investment sales.
Years on the job: 17.
Memorable project: Sale of 555 11th St.–Class A, 422k SF office building. Entailed complicated workout with lender, renewal of anchor tenant, partnership dispute and complex, tax-sensitive structure. Took over year to but owner’s goals were eventually achieved.
Current project: Closed sale of Stafford Place I—soon-to-be-vacant 580k SF building Ballston. Debt and tax issues structured into deal.
CRE career: Got job offer at Christmas party at newly-formed real estate structured finance team at Westinghouse Credit. 
Grew up: Springfield.
Current home: McLean.
Schools: Virginia Tech (electrical engineering) and Carnegie Mellon University (MBA). 
First job: Mowed lawns.
Job in another life: Ski instructor.
Daily habits: Family dinner and up at 5:30 and in office by 6:30.
Favorite app: Uber.
Favorite TV series: House of Cards.
Favorite restaurant: Palm.
Favorite musician: Neil Young.
Favorite vacation spot: Out west to ski.
Bucket list: Hike to Mount Everest Base Camp.
Family: Married 23 years to Jennifer; three sons (13, 19, 20); black Lab.
Hobbies: Snow and water skiing, working out and road biking.
Startling fact: At 19, offered 400-acre family farm in Ireland. Deal included living and working there. Property ended up with second cousin who still farms it today.


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