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?

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

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

Resume-enhancing peer recognition at the Annual Awards Dinner.


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

Cy Kouhestani, President
Brookfield Properties
Vice President
Brian Cotter, President-Elect
JBG SMITH Properties
Senior Vice President
Art Greenberg, Treasurer
Executive Vice President
Peter Carroccio
Cushman & Wakefield
Managing Principle
Elizabeth Cooper
International Director, Tenant Representation
Dan Dooley
Managing Director
Tishman Speyer
David Dochter
Dochter & Alexander
Principal & Co-Founder
Andy Eichberg
Stream Realty Partners
Executive Vice President
Keith Foery
Executive Managing Director
Sarah Gabriel
Washington Workplace
Senior Office Furniture Consultant
Colliers International
Managing Director
Tracey Gardiner
Bognet Construction
Director of Preconstruction Operations
Randy Harrell
CBRE, Inc.
Vice Chairman
Jerry Kilkenny
Director of Leasing
Kyle Luby
Stream Realty Partners
Managing Partner – DC Metro Region
Ryan Miller
Newmark Knight Frank
Executive Vice President
Kaitlyn Rausse
Carr Properties
Leasing Director
Jud Ryan
Newmark Knight Frank
Executive Managing Director
Danny Sheridan
Senior Vice President
Chris Sowick
Cushman & Wakefield
Executive Managing Director
David Stern
Vice President
William Stevens
The RMR Group
Regional Vice President
Jake Stroman
Boston Properties
Vice President, Head of Leasing
Mandi Wedin
Founder & CEO
Brad Wilner
Senior Vice President | Advisory & Transaction Services
Katie Yanushonis
The Meridian Group
Senior Vice President | Leasing
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Executive Director

Elizabeth Morelli
(301) 503-5425

Director of sales

Jennifer Cook
(202) 744-6802

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.

2021 platinum sponsors

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2021 Gold sponsors


10125 Colesville Road, Suite 328, Silver Spring, MD 20901 Email: Phone: 301-503-5425

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Katie Yanushonis

The Meridian Group Senior Vice President | Leasing