New team to focus on Investment Sales in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia markets

NAI KLNB has hired a team of three Investment Sales professionals for its downtown Washington, DC, office. In conjunction with this move, the full-service commercial real estate services firm plans to triple the size of its downtown offices located at 5225 Wisconsin Avenue. NAI KLNB now employs 76 full-time real estate brokerage professionals throughout five separate offices in the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia marketplace. Through its Paragon Commercial Property Management subsidiary, the company also offers a full slate of property and asset management services.

The sales team, which includes Andy Stape, Mat Adler and Tanya Slesinger, previously worked together with a nationally recognized commercial real estate brokerage firm in the Washington, DC, region. Combined, they bring more than 40 years of Investment Sales experience to the NAI KLNB platform. Over the past six years, the team closed 55 sales transactions valued at nearly $1 billion, and was ranked #3 by CoStar Group in a listing of the top retail sales producers in the metropolitan area.

Stape brings nearly 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate brokerage industry to NAI KLNB. Throughout his career, he has consummated more than $4.5 billion in real estate transactions including individual asset and portfolio sales, notes sales, refinancing, development and partnership restructures.

Adler has been an integral member of the team for five years in the sourcing and disposition of approximately $875 million in transactions. Prior to his brokerage role, he managed a family owned retail clothing business for seven years.

Slesinger has worked in commercial real estate for the past nine years in a variety of management positions, including financial analyst, and supported the asset management functions for more than 2 million square feet of retail, office and industrial properties. As a team member for four years, she has directed the marketing campaigns for more than $875 million in investment sales transactions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“With renewed activity emerging in the Retail Investment Sales sector, we aggressively targeted the top talent in the Washington, DC, marketplace to add greater depth and strength to our overall team,” stated Andy Georgelakos, President of NAI KLNB. “Andy, Mat and Tanya bring successful track records to NAI KLNB, excellent relationships with investment groups and owners, combined with intimate knowledge of the dynamics of the local marketplace.”

“Signs are emerging signaling an uptick in retail investment sales activity throughout the region, and our goal is to assemble the best team possible to service these requirements. Historically low interest rates, the lowering of pricing and expectations among sellers and long-term pent-up demand by buying groups are fueling our optimism,” Georgelakos added.