Commercial Real Estate Industry Veteran Joins C&W in Bethesda

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Rick Farren, a well-respected Washington commercial real estate industry veteran, has come to C&W as a Senior Director. In his position at C&W, he will represent both landlords and tenants and will be based in the Bethesda office.

“I am very pleased to welcome Rick, a high character and client-focused addition to our great region,” said Brian Dawson, Washington, D.C. Market Leader. “Rick has been a proven winner throughout his career and has extensive experience in the I-270 Corridor market and the Washington metropolitan area.”

He has experience overseeing the marketing of build-to-suit and land sale opportunities, as well as sales and leasing for tenants and landlords. Rick most recently was at Avison Young/McShea & Company, Inc. as a Senior Vice President. During the last two years his leasing and sales transactions have totaled 1 million square feet, comprising more than $100 million.

Prior to joining McShea, Rick served as a Vice President/Commercial Sales and Leasing with Manekin, LLC, leasing space on behalf of the developer whose build-to-suit clients included Bechtel Power, General Physics Labs, Smiths Aerospace and Large Scale Proteomics. Rick's institutional clients include AMB-REIT, AEW Capital Management, Principal Mutual Life Insurance and Corporate Office Properties Trust.

He also worked as a Vice President/Commercial Sales and Leasing at Barnes, Morris, Pardoe & Foster, Inc., based in Washington DC. Rick has been active in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area's commercial real estate market since 1989.