Mindy W. Saffer, LEED AP

Managing Principal

Cresa Washington DC

1800 M Street NW
Suite 350 S
Washington DC 20036
United States
202.628.0300 main
202.783.3896 dd
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Mindy W. Saffer, LEED AP, started her career in commercial real estate in 1986 and joined Cresa Washington DC as a Managing Principal in 2012, bringing with her a specialization in providing innovative real estate solutions for tenants. Her background and experience in project management, including space programming, space planning, ADA/Fire/Life/Safety code issues, interior design, construction administration and price negotiations, directly and uniquely benefits her clients in her capacity as a full-service real estate advisor.

Professional Experience

Ms. Saffer primarily focused on the representation of trade associations and nonprofits within the Washington, DC region but has represented all types of industries, having completed millions of square feet of real estate transactions since 1999.  Prior to becoming a real estate consultant, Ms. Saffer spent ten years managing a commercial interior architecture firm and consulted to a general contracting firm, MEP engineering firm, and office relocation firm, enhancing her ability to offer her clients knowledge about the full full-service design and relocation process.


  • U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Board Member
  • Commercial Real Estate Brokers Association of Washington DC (formerly GWCAR), Board Member
  • Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Leasing Club, Member
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Member
  • FAR (Finance & Administration Roundtable), Board Chair
  • ASAE – FBOS Council Committee Member
  • University of Maryland, Alumni Association, Member
  • Johns Hopkins University, Alumni Association, Member


  • Top Producer, Chairman’s Club, Cresa, 2016
  • Top Producer, President's Club, Cresa, 2015
  • Top Producer, Cresa, 2014
  • Biggest Deal, Cresa 2014
  • Named "Woman of the Year" by The National Association of Professional Women, 2011-2012
  • Recipient of GWCAR's Rising Star Award, 2005


  • M.S. Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S. University of Maryland

Select Clients

  • AAMI
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • American Coatings Association
  • American College of Medical Genetics
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Federation for Children
  • American Financial Services Association
  • American Forest & Paper Association
  • American Inns of Courts
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • American Wood Council
  • Americans for Tax Reform
  • America's Public Television Stations
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Associated Builders METRO
  • Association for Financial Professionals
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Better Markets
  • Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Conservation International
  • Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • Democratic Attorneys General Association
  • Electronic Transactions Association
  • Food Allergy Research and Education
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Human Rights First
  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems
  • Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • Institute of Makers of Explosives
  • Internews
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • NCTA - The Internet and Television Association
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
  • National Turkey Federation
  • Open Society Institute
  • Orb Media
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Plan International USA
  • Polaris
  • Save the Children
  • School Nutrition Association
  • Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates
  • Textile Rental Services Association of America
  • Third Way
  • WETA
  • Winrock International
  • Zero to Three


  • BoardSource
  • WomenBiz
  • ASAE Dollars & Cents