Executive Vice President Joe Ritchey specializes in leasing the office components of walkable urban mixed-use developments in Northern Virginia.


Joe joined Transwestern in 2018. As founder and principal of real estate brokerage and consulting firm Prospective, Inc., he spent a significant portion of his career representing Boston Properties in leasing the 5 million-square-foot office component of internationally recognized Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia. This vibrant, urban mixed-used development, which opened in 1990, includes over 450,000 square feet of retail amenities.
In addition to his work for Boston Properties, Joe has also represented Mobil Land Development Corporation (Reston, Virginia), Hazel/Peterson Companies (Fair Lakes, Virginia) and the Walt Disney Imagineering (Celebration, Florida) in leasing and consulting on the office components of large-scale mixed-use developments.
Joe is an enthusiastic community-builder, place-maker, and ambassador of the arts. He worked to support a thriving arts scene at Reston Town Center. In 2007, he founded Public Art Reston, which implemented a Public Art Master Plan for Reston.


  • Washington Air Ports Task Force – Board of Directors, 2019
  • Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission – Commissioner, 2019
  • Tysons Partnership – Board of Directors, 2018 - Present
  • Americans for the Arts – BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America, 2015
  • NAIOP Northern Virginia – Life Director
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Association – Life Director
  • Public Art Reston – Founder, Chairman, Board of Directors, 2007 – Present
  • Arts Council of Fairfax County, Virginia – Chairman, Board of Directors, 2008-2016
  • Greater Reston Arts Center – Board of Directors, 2006 - 2015
  • Reston Hospital Center Board of Directors – Chairman, 2006 – 2012
  • Wolf Trap Foundation – Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010
  • First Recipient, Robert E. Simon Community Service Award – Reston Interfaith and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 2008
  • Fairfax County Citizen of the Year – Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations and The Washington Post, 2004


Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is in the Walkable Urban Development Graduate Certificate Program at George Washington University.