Top Regional GSA Leasing Agent Marcy Owens Test CBRE
Name: Marcy Owens Test
Title: Senior Vice President
Hometown: Florham Park, NJ
Alma mater: American University
Years in real estate: 28 (including time at GSA)
Years with current firm: 5
What contributed to your success in this challenging year?
Toward the end of any administration, the Government tries to wrap up procurements it has been working on. GSA has been trying to close deals while the market is still favorable to them. In addition, this past year we also experienced GSA trying to clear out some of the backlog in its portfolio.
What will be the biggest factors affecting the regional market in 2016 and beyond?
The National Capital Region real estate market can be largely affected by how quickly the new administration cuts budgets (which may impact new deals being done in the region) and allocated additional budget to Department of Defense and Homeland Security. The growth in DOD and DHS budgets is anticipated to drive substantial increases in Government contracting throughout the region.
Anyone you want to thank?
My team - CBRE FLAG, and my husband who makes everything work so I can do this crazy job!