Richard M. Meadows

Senior Vice President

Cresa Washington DC

7901 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 340
McLean, VA 22102
703.972.5799 main
301.841.6507 dd
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Richard M. Meadows is a Senior Vice President with Cresa Washington DC. He brings more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate leasing and investment sales, commercial development and federal leasing to the firm.

Mr. Meadows has worked with clients in every major industry, including financial, research, insurance, defense contracting, healthcare and the United States government (US Customs and the US Department of Defense) in negotiating, drafting and closing complex lease transactions, including negotiating numerous office and warehouse leases with corporate tenants.

He has negotiated hundreds of leases in excess of 10 million square feet on behalf of tenants in every sector of commercial real estate. As an advocate for the tenant, Mr. Meadows is an expert at developing the concession strategies backed up by hard, independently verifiable market facts, including rent abatement, rent accrual, term reduction and lease terminations with buyout.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cresa Washington DC, Rick was a Vice President at Duke Realty Corporation (formerly The Mark Winkler Company) and Vice President of Tenant Representation at Smithy Braedon Company. He also served as a key member in the commercial leasing division of The Charles E. Smith Companies where he was responsible for the leasing of its 2 million square foot portfolio in Skyline Center, working with tenants such as Fairfax County government, Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti, Smithsonian Institution.


  • Top Producer, Cresa, 2008, 2010, 2013
  • Outstanding Producer Award, Smithy Braedon, 1995-2004
  • Top Achiever, Smithy Braedon, 2003
  • Top Producer, Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors, 1989-1995
  • Represented buyers, sellers, lenders and investors in connection with the purchase and sale of a wide array of commercial properties


Bachelor of Arts, College of Public Affairs, American University

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  • Vector Security, Inc.
  • Reston Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • The Foundation of Food Processing Suppliers Association
  • BMT Designers and Planners, Inc.
  • National Institute for Governmental Purchasing
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • The Business Bank
  • National Court Reporters Association
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Chain Bridge Bank
  • The Lessard Group