Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Before joining Transwestern in 2018, Joe was 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 3 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.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • Washington Airports Task Force – Executive Committee, 2019 - Present
  • Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission – Board of Directors, 2019 - Present
  • 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
  • Fairfax County Master Art Plan Task Force – Co-Chair, 2011 – 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

EDUCATION

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.