Real Estate

Real Estate

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McEnearney Commercial, a division of McEnearney Associates Inc., has welcomed Larry Grossman, former chief of comprehensive planning for the City of Alexandria and city planner for 30 years, now retired, as the newest member of its commercial real estate team.

Grossman brings to McEnearney a thorough knowledge of the city's commercial zones along with a unique understanding of the market forces and public plans that are shaping future development in Alexandria. During his career, Grossman was an active force in promoting and facilitating economic development in the city.

Michael Downie has been honored for his achievements in September by Weichert Realtors of Alexandria. Downie earned "top producer" for the second month in a row. Downie is a chairman of the Board of Elite member at Weichert and the winner of the National Sales Award in 2003.

The Long & Foster Companies, the largest privately-owned real estate company in America, reported September 2004 total sales of $4.3 billion for the month, an increase of 27 percent over September 2003. All of Long & Foster's nine regions throughout the firm's seven-state market area and the District of Columbia posted increases for September. They were: Virginia/West Virginia (41 offices) was up 47 percent to just over $1 billion; the overall Baltimore, Md./Southern Pa., region (47 offices) was up 43 percent to $628 million; Washington, D.C. (11 offices) was up 35 percent to $251 million; Suburban Maryland (20 offices) was up 43 percent to $509 million; Western Maryland (8 offices) was up 18 percent to $62 million; the Eastern Shore region (14 offices) was up 17 percent to $125 million; the Hampton Roads, Va., region (12 offices) was up 92 percent to $127 million; the Richmond region (20 offices) was up 21 percent to $165 million; the Southern Maryland region (16 offices) was also up 53 percent to $194 million; and the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region, (14 offices) was up 33 percent to $117 million.

Sandi Poole has been named top producer, top lister and the agent with the most new listings by Bill Jourdan, manager of the Alexandria/Mount Vernon Long & Foster office. Poole has a sales volume of $3,709,600. Sonia Ruiz was the top seller.