About

CREBA's Mission

To advance the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage profession in the Greater Washington, DC area by serving its members through education, networking and recognition.

Why Join?

Education:
More than half of CREBA’s events are FREE for members including the Breakfast of Champions, First Look and CREBA Classroom Series.

Networking:
High-level information exchange at networking events including the annual “Night at the Shore” rooftop party and CREBA’s annual golf outing.

Recognition:
Resume-enhancing peer recognition at the Annual Awards Dinner.

CREBA's BOARD

CREBA is honored to have the valued experience and insights of our board members, past and present.

Cy Kouhestani, President
Cy Kouhestani, President

Brookfield Properties Vice President brookfieldproperties.com

Brian Cotter, President-Elect
Brian Cotter, President-Elect

JBG SMITH Properties Senior Vice President jbgsmith.com

Art Greenberg, Treasurer
Art Greenberg, Treasurer

Savills Executive Vice President savills.com

Peter Carroccio
Peter Carroccio

Cushman & Wakefield Managing Principle cushmanwakefield.com

Elizabeth Cooper
Elizabeth Cooper

JLL International Director, Tenant Representation us.jll.com

Dan Dooley
Dan Dooley

Managing Director Tishman Speyer tishmanspeyer.com

David Dochter
David Dochter

Dochter & Alexander Principal & Co-Founder dochalex.com

Andy Eichberg
Andy Eichberg

Stream Realty Partners Executive Vice President streamrealty.com

Keith Foery
Keith Foery

Transwestern Executive Managing Director transwestern.com

Sarah Gabriel
Sarah Gabriel

Washington Workplace Senior Office Furniture Consultant washingtonworkplace.com

Matthew-Gannon
Matthew-Gannon

Colliers International Managing Director www2.colliers.com/en

Tracey Gardiner
Tracey Gardiner

Bognet Construction Director of Preconstruction Operations bognet.com

Randy Harrell
Randy Harrell

CBRE, Inc. Vice Chairman cbre.com

Jerry Kilkenny
Jerry Kilkenny

Brandywine Director of Leasing brandywinerealty.com

Kyle Luby
Kyle Luby

Stream Realty Partners Managing Partner – DC Metro Region streamrealty.com

Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller

Newmark Knight Frank Executive Vice President ngkf.com

Kaitlyn Rausse
Kaitlyn Rausse

Carr Properties Leasing Director carrprop.com

Jud Ryan
Jud Ryan

Newmark Knight Frank Executive Managing Director ngkf.com

Danny Sheridan
Danny Sheridan

JLL Senior Vice President us.jll.com

Chris Sowick
Chris Sowick

Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director cushmanwakefield.com

David Stern
David Stern

WeWork Vice President wework.com

William Stevens
William Stevens

The RMR Group Regional Vice President rmrgroup.com

Jake Stroman
Jake Stroman

Boston Properties Vice President, Head of Leasing bostonproperties.com

Mandi Wedin
Mandi Wedin

Feroce Founder & CEO feroce.us

Brad Wilner
Brad Wilner

CBRE Senior Vice President | Advisory & Transaction Services cbre.com

Katie Yanushonis
Katie Yanushonis

The Meridian Group Senior Vice President | Leasing tmgdc.com

CREBA's STAff

 

Executive Director

Elizabeth Morelli
(301) 503-5425
Email: emorelli@creba.org

Director of sales

Jennifer Cook
(202) 744-6802
Email: jcook@creba.org

CREBA's history

 

The Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association of Greater Washington, DC, (CREBA) and its predecessor organizations (WDCAR and GWCAR) was founded in 1982.  The CREBA mission is: To Advance the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage profession in the Greater Washington, DC area by serving its members through education, networking and recognition.

 

CREBA has approximately 500 members annually.  The membership is 75% licensed brokers and 25% affiliate members, making it the only real estate association in the Washington DC, area primarily focused on servicing the brokerage community. 

 

Each year, CREBA hosts The CREBA Awards.  This annual competition is open exclusively to CREBA members.  The awards recognize remarkable sales and leasing performance for the prior year.  CREBA also recognizes eight (8) leaders in affiliate categories.  Additionally, there are four (4) awards given that recognize a person in our industry who has consistently maintained a high level of excellence:

  • The Joseph Stettinius Jr. Leadership award

  • The Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award

  • The James L. Eichberg Broker of the Year Award

  • The Rising Star Award

 

In addition to the annual awards, CREBA also provides relevant programming for our members.  We offer 10-15 educational and networking opportunities per year:

  • CREBA Classrooms:  each “classroom” event offers an in-depth lecture, presentation or panel discussion on timely topics. 

  • CREBA’s First Look Series:  offers an inside sneak peek at a new, exciting development project.

  • CREBA’s Breakfast of Champions Series:  is open to CREBA members who come and participate with senior industry leaders in a mentor/mentee discussion. 

  • CREBA’s annual Golf Tournament (2019’s tournament had a hole in one contest winner who won a Lexus!).

  • CREBA’s annual summer kickoff party; Night at the Shore.

These offerings are unique, high level educational and networking opportunities offered to our membership.

 

CREBA continues to grow through membership and sponsorship, but we are also dedicated to giving back to our community.  CREBA has an active Community Involvement Committee which highlights the good work being done by our members and spotlights the many opportunities where we can provide services, mentor young people in need and raise funds for worthy causes.

 

CREBA is honored to serve the brokerage community and will continue to elevate the commercial real estate industry of Greater Washington, DC.