Top Leasing Agent of the Year - Virginia & DC
Lou Christopher CBRE
Name: Lou Christopher
Title: Vice Chairman
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Alma mater: Denison University
Years in real estate: 29
Years with current firm: 6
What contributed to your success this year?
Great clients, a lot of luck, and CBRE's consistent investment in our platform of services. With more services and a deeper bench, I like our chances.
What will be the biggest factors affecting the regional market in 2018 and beyond?
Let's hope Amazon - that would be the ultimate "Hail Mary" for what feels like a progressively soft market. Otherwise, the continued downsizing of tenants (law firms, corporations and the federal government) coupled with the addition of new supply will keep the market tenant favorable for the foreseeable future (3-4 years minimum).
Anyone you want to thank?
We always want to thank our clients first - thank you. Then a special thank you to my wife Stacie and our incredible team: Jordan Brainard, Liz Foley, Chris Ruschaupt, Donald Lutt, Tim Whitebread and Sarah Kenney.