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  • Lance Ford CREA Principal and Founder
    Principal and Founder

    Lance Ford

    Lance Ford is the Principal and Founder of Commercial Real Estate Advisors.  Since starting his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse and transitioning to the commercial real estate brokerage industry holding various leadership roles such as Vice President and executive committee member for the Cafritz Company, now Cafritz Interests, overseeing 8,000 apartment units and more than 8 million square feet of commercial office and industrial space. Lance has been engaged in all aspects of real estate for his clients including: leasing and sales brokerage; property management for commercial, industrial and multifamily assets; construction of base building/tenant improvements/renovation/conversion; finance and consulting.  Lance is the Principal Broker for the firm with licenses in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  He also serves on several boards in the area and is a member of Leadership Greater Washington.  He graduated with a BS – Accounting from The Fisher School of Accounting – University of Florida and earned his MBA – Marketing from The George Washington University.

  • Herb Palm
    Principal and Founder of Commercial Real Estate Advisors

    Herb Palm

    Herb Palm is a Principal and Founder of Commercial Real Estate Advisors and has been with the firm since its inception in 2007. Herb offers nearly 40 years of commercial real estate holding leadership positions with some of the most successful companies in the Mid-atlantic region, including The Oliver Carr Company and Charles E. Smith Companies with proven expertise in sales, leasing, marketing, development and
    property management. He has received significant recognition for his work in commercial real estate, including being named a Lifetime Director of the Northern Virginia Chapter – National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) as well as a Lifetime Member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors Million Dollar Sales and Leasing Club.

  • Asset Manager

    Don LaRue

    Don LaRue joined Commercial Real Estate Advisors in 2008 as an asset manager bringing more than 32 years of commercial real estate experience in the Washington, D.C. area. He oversees several property management and commercial sales & leasing assignments for the firm. Most recently, Don was vice president for property management at Trammell Crow Company, managing and leasing more than 4 million square feet of commercial office and flex space. Don is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and a Certified Property Manager (CPM®).

  • Operations & Lease Administration

    Jessica Regis

    Jessica Regis has been with Commercial Real Estate Advisors since 2007 and handles the firm’s operations as well as lease administration. She oversees all accounting operations as well as the human resources department. Additionally, Jessica is actively involved in lease administration and other day-to-day firm operations activities. She has her bachelor’s degree in Management from Penn State and her MBA from Mount St Mary’s University.

  • Facilities Maintenance

    Matt Palm

    Matt Palm has been with Commercial Real Estate Advisors since 2007 and is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s facilities maintenance and management services. He manages the operations and the service delivery teams, including customer service for clients and tenants. Matt is also actively involved in industry trade associations.