60,000. That's how many residential real estate transactions have collectively crossed the desks of our Managing Brokers and the rest of our Management Team. They are seasoned professionals and industry leaders committed to the success of our Associates and the interests of our clients.
John McEnearney, Founder of McEnearney Associates, passed away at the age of 87 on October 8, 2014. An admired and respected real estate legend in the community, John’s devotion and loyalty to the company and its Associates, clients and customers is a testament to the major contributions and success of the firm throughout the years.
A graduate of the Naval Academy, John founded the company in 1980 following a distinguished 27-year career in the United States Navy. In the real estate industry, he was an innovator who raised the bar for professionalism and integrity. He was a pillar of the community, a mentor, leader and friend. With a singular focus on providing exceptional service to clients, John built the company from a single office with 20 agents into one of the largest residential real estate firms in the United States.
He created a legacy of service and commitment that continues to inspire the Associates of McEnearney, every day. Read More >>
As the President of McEnearney Associates, Maureen is a committed and influential leader in all aspects of the Washington DC real estate market. A dedicated professional, she is responsible for overseeing our six residential sales offices with over 300 Sales Associates and 60 staff members, as well as our three Property Management offices, our award-winning Relocation Department and our Commercial Division.
Maureen's duties include the development of education and training programs for all Associates, planning and implementing growth and expansion strategies, and technological enhancements that support the company and our Sales Associates' efforts on behalf of our clients. Additionally, Maureen has been instrumental in the firm's extensive involvement with community and charitable organizations.
Maureen is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR), the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, as well as the Chambers of Commerce for Alexandria, Arlington, McLean and Fairfax County
For eight years, Maureen served on the Board of Directors for the 'Friends of the McLean Community Center', holding the positions of Secretary, Vice-President and Co-President, and was instrumental in the fund raising efforts to expand Community Center services. Prior to her children heading for college, she was active in Churchill Road Elementary, Cooper Middle, and Langley High schools.
Maureen grew up in Springfield, Virginia, one of six children, and has experienced the huge growth of Northern Virginia since 1965. She moved to McLean in 1981 with her husband Terry (a McLean 'native') and raised two children, Catherine and Chris, who both graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Maureen is a 1976 graduate of UVA herself, and has an MA from George Mason University.
Maureen helped our founder and her father, John McEnearney, open the McLean office of McEnearney Associates in 1986 and was the office manager there for two years. She was then the co-Managing Broker for five years, the firm's General Manager for 14 years and the company's President since 2007. Maureen has been involved in every aspect of the Real Estate business since 1983.
Before joining McEnearney Associates in 1996, David was the owner and Principal Broker of his own real estate company for 12 years. David was the Managing Broker of our McLean office from 1996 - 2010, and was named our Chief Information Officer in September, 2010. In that role, he is responsible for the firm's technology, market information and public relations, and is the author of our MarketWatch newsletter. He is also Principal Broker for McEnearney Associates in Maryland, and is an Associate Broker in Virginia and Washington, DC.
A recognized real estate industry leader, David was President of the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS (NVAR) in 1995 and was named REALTOR of The Year for NVAR in 1998. David was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS), the largest Multiple Listing System in the United States, and served as that organization's Chairman 1996-1997 and 2011-2012 and is currently on the MRIS Board.
David has served as Chairman of NVAR's Professional Standards Committee and as an RPAC Trustee. He was also a member of the Virginia Association of REALTORS Board of Directors, their Strategic Planning Committee and their Presidential Advisory Group on Growth. He was on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, a business/citizen group advocating funding and construction of long neglected major transportation projects, the Mount Vernon Community Children's Theater and with his wife, was Fundraising Co-Chair for the new Equestrian Center at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
David's wife Margaret-Mary is the Human Resources Manager for McEnearney Associates, and they have four children, a terrific son-in-law and a new grandson. David is a 1978 graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with BA degrees in Economics, Managerial Studies and Political Science.
Dave Hawkins is the Managing Broker of the McEnearney Associates Old Town Alexandria office, the top-selling real estate office in Northern Virginia since 1998 and the top-selling office in the state of Virginia for the last five years. He is also the Managing Broker for our Commercial Department. He is proud of the continued success achieved by a wonderful team of people - outstanding agents with the support of the best staff in the business. Together, they have created a magnet for clients and REALTORS® alike, attracting serious professionals who want to be part of something very special.
Dave graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977, and moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where he became a sales agent at Webster Realty. He worked in residential, commercial, land, and new homes sales before and taking over as manager in 1981. When McEnearney Associates acquired Webster Realty in 1982, Dave continued to run the office until 1994. He then joined the Old Town office as the assistant manager to company founder John McEnearney. Dave has been the managing broker in Old Town since 1996. He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Virginia Association of REALTORS®, and the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®, and has served as director of NVAR as well.
Real estate is a business about people, and Dave lives by that. He doesn't believe in hiring good agents. He hires good people. Like effective teachers, people who exhibit fortitude, patience, and flexibility make excellent realtors. Dave also looks for people who are self-starters and strong organizers, as well as those who can balance the demands of multi-tasking and listening to clients. You can't teach people to care about their clients - Dave identifies the candidates who demonstrate empathy from the outset.
A person who is willing to work hard to achieve clients' goals can succeed in this business. Dave is dedicated to the skills training, productivity, and professional growth of those who are willing to make that commitment to real estate. The company's in-house marketing and technical teams provide agents with support at every step. McEnearney Associates guards its stellar reputation by educating our REALTORS® and emphasizing the highest professional and ethical standards in the field.
Agents are on the front lines of the business, dealing with clients and situations where emotions often run high. They need a manager on whom they can call and rely. They need a calm space where they can vent, collect themselves, and strategize. Dave is on-call all the time. He makes it his job to be available to agents whenever they need support. Dave also works with agents to identity problems and overcome the obstacles that block steady sales achievement. By having the right tools to do their job, agents can and will achieve a consistent record of success.
The real estate market is cyclical, characterized by ups and downs. The market generally reflects the mindset of the public, including the ways in which buyers and sellers are thinking about home values. Coaching agents on how to manage their business during these ups and downs is vital. Dave actively encourages agents to put some money away during good times. He also teaches agents how to prospect for new clients year-round in order to maintain a steady business. Dave is always available for anyone and everyone who seeks his input.
Alexandria is a fabulous area for professionals. It's an old seaport with a small-town feel, set in the midst of the exciting, growing Washington, D.C.-region. Both personally and professionally, Dave and his wife Amy immensely enjoy being part of this community. He is an avid runner and tennis player, cycles on the nearby trails, and ventures to the Potomac for kayaking trips with his sons. He has been a Boy Scout leader for ten years, and also plays guitar. While Dave is a vocal proponent of all that Alexandria and the Metropolitan area have to offer, he remains an ardent North Carolina Tar Heels fan.
Jon Wolford, a native Northern Virginian, is a graduate of J.E.B. Stuart High School class of 76’ and Shepherd University in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
Licensed as a member of NVAR since 1985, he began his career in residential real estate for Better Homes Realty. After a brief stint in Land & Commercial, Jon became the managing broker for BHR in 1990.
Accomplishments include twenty years in management with many achievement awards at his former brokerage firm, the current Chairman and a Board of Director at NVAR since 2005 and current Director for The National Association of Realtors. Jon’s guiding principles are integrity, service and the pursuit of excellence in all things.
Jon and his wife, Barbara, are the proud parents of four young adults and live in the Fair Lakes area of Chantilly, Virginia.
Candice Bower is the Managing Broker of both our Leesburg and Middleburg, Virginia offices, and was responsible for opening both of these operations in 2009 (Leesburg) and 2010 (Middleburg). These are our two newest offices. She has worked in the real estate industry in Maine, Massachusetts and Northern Virginia for 27 years. During that time, she has sold land, leased and sold commercial office and retail space, and for the past 16 years, residential properties. Candice has had extensive training, including Dale Carnegie's Public Speaking and Management courses, Brian Tracy's, Strategic Planning, and John Nesbitt' s Seminar "Re-inventing the Corporation." She has participated in several Floyd Wickman's sales courses, and was mentored by Floyd in 1997. Candice has been recognized for her sales success, and has earned several awards for production, training, and achievement in the real estate industry.
As a Managing Broker, Candice has earned the reputation of being extremely knowledgeable, hands-on in support and training, and a successful recruiter, and is widely recognized for her superior client service. Additionally, Candice has earned the GRI, CRS, ABR, CSP and QSC professional designations.
Candice is actively involved in the real estate industries professional organizations at the local, state and national levels. She was Chairman of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® in 2008, a member of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, State Representative of the National Association of REALTORS® Risk Management Committee, President of the Women's Council of Realtors, Northern Virginia Chapter, and CRS Vice President, District 1- Virginia Chapter.
Ned Rich is the Managing Broker of our Washington, D.C. office and serves as an Executive Vice President of our company. He is also the Principal Broker for the firm in DC. Licensed since 1987 and a 5th generation Washingtonian, Ned brings to McEnearney a unique combination of real estate expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the D.C. and Montgomery County areas.
Ned began managing real estate offices in 1996 at W.C. & A.N. Miller. He later created and successfully operated Greenway Lending Mortgage Company. In 2001, Ned joined Long & Foster Real Estate and for 13 years, he managed nearly 500 agents in the Potomac Village, Bethesda Gateway and Kentland offices.
Ned joined our firm in May 2014. He chose to join McEnearney Associates because he was impressed with the firm’s successful track record, as well as its dedication to its associates. He plans to expand the footprint of McEnearney and extend the firm’s reach by opening new offices and attracting associates both new and experienced. With the D.C. office poised to expand considerably in the next few years, this was a perfect match.
Ned creates an atmosphere in the office that is energetic and fun. He is not afraid to make tough decisions and provides constant support, recognition and motivation to his agents. Stop by one of his Tuesday morning business meetings to see it all come together in an hour that is informative, entertaining and a value to all those in attendance.
Ned’s involvement in real estate extends out into the community. He has served two terms on the GCAAR Board of Directors; he has sat on the GCAAR Grievance & Professional Standards Committee; and he was a member of the MRIS SAC Committee. Ned has also taught several classes through GCAAR including NAR/MD Code of Ethics, Contracts, and GRI Classes and continues to do so today. He holds Associate Broker’s licenses in DC, MD and VA.
Ned recently moved back to D.C. from Potomac, MD. He has a daughter who is a first grade school teacher in Montgomery County and a son who is a licensed real estate agent. Ned enjoys spending his down time on the water and is an avid supporter of Washington sports, especially the Washington football team.
Michael is the Managing Broker in the Old Town Alexandria Office and the Director of MAI Institute. He has been in this position since 2007 after starting his management career with another local real estate company in Alexandria. Michael feels his role as a Managing Broker is to support the agents in many aspects in the real estate business, and to ensure that the client's needs are paramount. He understands the importance of helping agents develop their business through business and marketing planning creation. He also coaches the agents in lead generation and strategic negotiation.
Michael is an Associate Broker in Virginia and DC. He is licensed in Virginia to teach the Principles of Real Estate course and is a certified Continuing Education Instructor; he is also a designated Certified Brian Buffini Mentor. Michael facilitates the "100 Days to Greatness" course held in the Old Town office annually. Michael has earned an MBA from Marymount University in 1999.
In addition to being a Top Producing agent with McEnearney, Michael has owned and operated a property management company. Understanding the value of providing outstanding service to clients is the best way to build and sustain a successful real estate career. Michael gets this and is successful at imparting this with the agents at McEnearney Associates.
Licensed since 1991, Karen started her career in sales at Shannon and Luchs and remained with the company when Weichert Realtors purchased it in the mid-1990s. She was recognized as a top-producing agent at the firm before being named Managing Broker. Her experience and knowledge of the local real estate industry includes Arlington and extends to Fair Oaks and Ashburn, Va., and Washington, D.C.
In 2012, Trainor was named by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) as its Realtor of the Year. The previous year she served as NVAR Chairman of the Board and has been a member of the NVAR Executive Committee for the past four years. In 2010, Trainor was selected as a participant in the Virginia Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. She was also recognized in 2008 as NVAR’s Manager of the Year.
At the national level, Trainor was inducted into the National Association of Realtors Omega Tau Rho Fraternity, an honorary real estate society for those who have performed excellent service to the industry.
“I chose to join the McEnearney team because I value the company for its integrity, strength in the marketplace and overall respect and high standards it adheres to,” says Trainor. “I will strive to maintain and grow the Arlington office with spirit and enthusiasm while upholding the quality that it was built on.”
Trainor currently lives in Bethesda with her son, Colin, and her Jack Russell Terrier, Tony.
Jean Sackin, CRP, RCC, has been the Vice President of Relocation and Business Development at McEnearney Associates, Inc., Realtors® since 1999. Jean is a frequent panelist, moderator, facilitator, and participant in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® conferences, and is also a member of the Relocation Directors Council®, Worldwide Employee Relocation Council®, and Society for Human Resource Management®. She was awarded the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President's Service Recognition Award in 2009.
Jean comes by her profession naturally. Her father pulled up roots in the Midwest to accept a position with a Southern California company when she was a pre-teen, and the family followed soon after. As a young military wife, Jean relocated from one duty station in Southern California to another, and as an empty-nester, she joined her husband in his relocation for a new job in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Having left her career in the travel industry behind when she moved east, Jean obtained a position in the human resources department of a national non-profit organization in Alexandria, Virginia, where her interest in relocation was sparked. The result was a happy and successful transition to the relocation department of McEnearney Associates. Jean is fond of saying that in the travel industry, she used to send people round trip. Now she helps them in going one way!
Mike cut his teeth in academia and in the business world long before joining the firm founded by his father. Mike graduated from the University of Virginia in 1978 with a BS in Government, and remained there to earn his MBA from the Darden School in 1981. He went to work for Marriott Corporation in the Corporate Planning Department, and was responsible for analysis of corporate acquisitions and the sale of over billion in hotel assets through a variety of public offerings. Mike was the first employee of the Carlyle Group, one of the largest asset management firms in the world, and was responsible for the analysis of over .5 billion in acquisitions and investments made by the Carlyle Group and over million in direct investments made by its equity partners.
With that impressive background in hand, Mike joined McEnearney Associates in 1997, charged with the responsibility of growing and improving our Property Management Department. Under Mike's leadership, the department has almost tripled in size, and currently manages a portfolio of residential properties for our clients valued in excess of $350,000,000.
Our Sales Associates and Management Team depend on the best support resources in the business to make sure our clients' goals are met.