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May 06, 2022

WASHINGTON – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces nine Mid-Atlantic team members were recognized nationally for performance excellence in 2021:

  • Ken Marks received the Founder’s Award honoring his unwavering commitment to Transwestern’s guiding principles and delivering exceptional results for both clients and team members.
  • Six local brokers, including Gerry Trainor, Alex Hancock, Dean Sigmon, Robin Williams, Caulley Deringer and Stephen Cloud were recognized for their 2021 transaction volume. In total, 39 brokers nationwide earned a spot in the firm’s coveted Champions’ Club.
  • Patrick Crilley was honored with a Presidents’ Award for National Brokerage Rising Star.
  • Additional recognitions include:
  • Strategic Account Management Team of the Year: Tonya Link
  • Capital Markets Deal of the Year: Dean Sigmon and Robin Williams
  • Top Producer Capital Markets: Gerry Trainor

“I’m proud and honored to recognize the many accomplishments of these outstanding team members,” said Phillip McCarthy, Transwestern’s Mid-Atlantic Executive Managing Co-Director. “Their exemplary work and dedication to generating integrated, value-driven solutions defines Transwestern’s approach to delivering extraordinary results.”

2021 was defined by a series of high-profile transactions and successes, including:

  • Sigmon and Williams brokered the $154 million sale of Watergate Pointe, a 608-unit multifamily property in Annapolis, Maryland, on behalf of Castle Lanterra Properties.
  • Trainor, Deringer, Cloud and Hassett arranged the sale of a 14-building, 735,000-square-foot industrial portfolio in Woodbridge, Virginia for $104.3 million on behalf of Finmarc Management.
  • Trainor brokered the sale of Calverton Tower, a 209,500-square-foot office asset in Calverton, Maryland, on behalf of True North Management Group for $36 million.
  • Hancock and Crilley leased 128,218 square feet of office space at Downtown Columbia, a 1.8 million-square-foot mixed-use development in Columbia, Maryland, on behalf of The Howard Hughes Corporation®.
  • Deringer, Cloud and Hassett represented Kuehne & Nagel International AG in a 49,000-square-foot lease renewal at 22920 Ladbrook Drive in Dulles, Virginia.

“Real estate challenges inspire Transwestern team members to deliver extraordinary results for our clients,” said Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Real Estate Services. “These individuals embody what it means to deliver legendary service and an unmatched, forward-thinking approach to real estate – no matter the circumstances. We are grateful for their contributions to our firm’s success.”

Honorees were recognized at the firm’s annual National Recognition Conference. This year’s event, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, welcomed team members, clients and partners for two days of collaboration and celebration.

About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, and investment management. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Jaime Luckey

Phillip McCarthy

Executive Managing Director - Market Leader

Washington, District of Columbia

(301) 896-9011

Ken Marks

Executive Vice President

Washington, District of Columbia

(202) 775-7013

Gerry Trainor

Executive Vice President

Washington, District of Columbia

(202) 775-7091

Dean Sigmon

Executive Vice President

Bethesda, Maryland

(301) 896-9089

Robin Williams

Executive Vice President

Bethesda, Maryland

(301) 896-9070

Tonya Link

Managing Senior Vice President - Asset Services

McLean, Virginia

(703) 894-4252