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Doug, along with colleague Brian Katz, founded AREP in 2003 to acquire, develop and invest in office and mixed-use assets throughout the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Since he co-founded AREP, Doug, together with Brian Katz, has acquired more than $4.0B in real estate transactions. AREP’s vertically integrated real estate platform provides expertise in all ownership disciplines including asset management, acquisitions, property management, leasing and market research, construction management, development, and engineering.
Doug has a diverse and extensive background spanning a multitude of areas including development, acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing, totaling more than 40 million square feet of transactions throughout his career. Prior to founding AREP, Doug spent 22 years with Cushman & Wakefield’s (C&W), co-founding its Washington DC operation in 1981 and serving in various senior roles as an Executive Vice President, growing the C&W regional operation to $50M in annual revenues. Prior to 1981, Doug worked for a Netherlands funded DC based development firm, Savage Fogarty, on their development of office and mixed-use properties.
Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Neurochemistry from the University of New Hampshire.
Doug has served on both institutional boards for local companies in Washington DC, as well as local charities. He is a frequent speaker on real estate topics to the industry, and at real estate business schools.