Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was honored at this year's Cendant Mobility Broker Network International Conference. It received the Five Star Circle of Excellence Award, which recognizes brokers who have met or exceeded individual objectives. They were also awarded the Real Estate Service Award, which recognizes brokers who achieve high results. A third award, the Cendant Mobility Government and Military Services Award was given to Coldwell Banker for demonstrating the highest levels of performance servicing both transferring employees and internal property specialists. They were also designated a member of the Achiever's Club for sending the most Outgoing Referrals in their size category. Coldwell Banker was also inducted into 2004 Platinum Club, a status bestowed on the Network's real estate brokerages that achieve specific performance goals.

Two employees of Reston-based home builder Renaissance won PROS Awards from the Northern Virginia and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Associations. This annual competition recognizes construction professionals in the Washington-metropolitan area's home-building industry. Ken Meranta won a Best Superintendent Award. Meranta supervises construction of Renaissance's luxury single-family homes at Lake Manassas in Prince William County. Rob Thompson won a PROS Award for Best Purchasing Manager/Agent. Thompson oversees Renaissance's contracting and purchasing department, supervising a staff of three.

Kfoury Construction Group, located at 11307 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, recently began the reconstruction of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) headquarters building in Washington, D.C., after nearly a year of pre-construction and interior and exterior demolition. The project will reconstruct the 1860s buildings, and provide the Quaker organization with increased space and a safer, handicap-accessible working environment, incorporating ÒgreenÓ architecture and building materials.

The FCNL building was constructed during the Civil War as two row houses, which were later used as storefronts. Modern renovations will make the space barrier-free and building code compliant, and will provide wiring appropriate for Internet access and future developments. Environmentally-friendly features of the reconstructed building include photovoltaic panels, radiant floors and a Ògreen vegetatedÓ roof to create more efficient heating and cooling. Kfoury Construction Group was founded in 1982 and focuses on high-end commercial interiors and base-building construction. For more information visit

Anita Lasansky, manager of the Herndon/Reston Long & Foster office, announced The Vasquez Group as the top producer, top lister, top seller and the agents with the most new listings with a sales volume of $9,070,595. Michael Guthrie, manager of the Reston Long & Foster office, announced Boofie O'Gorman as the top producer, top lister and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $6,849,600; and Colette Wilson as the top seller. Jon Querolo, manager of the Reston/North Hills Long & Foster office, announced John Brand as the top producer and the top seller with a sales volume of $9,690,000; Karen Swanson as the top lister; and Carole Burnett as the agent with the most new listings.

National Realty, 2100 Reston Parkway, Reston, announced the affiliation of 17 additional members of their team: Aman Malik, Ben Bowman, Beverly Ammons, Susan Holbrook, Chad Saunders, Debbie Woodruff, Erika Virgulak, Felix Hung, Francilia Castro, John McCambridge, Kristy Chase, Lin Edelen, Lucia Rapazzo, Marcus Woody, Nancy Tessman, Richard Le, Tuan Tan.