Over the years, we have been honored to receive numerous testimonials from a wide variety of highly respected industry professionals. The following is a sampling of them.
We are pleased to have received the testimonials below from a great array of DC metro area real estate industry professionals.
I exclusively engaged Fraser Forbes Real Estate Services to assist with the disposition of a substantial land parcel we own in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The Fraser Forbes team undertook a highest and best use analysis and came to the conclusion that the current plan was not financially viable due to supply, demand and infrastructure barriers. This is where the combination and power of the consulting and brokerage practices of Fraser Forbes stepped in and took action. Fraser Forbes Consulting Services collaborated with the project team of engineers, legal for land use, and county municipal staff to craft an alternative strategy that presented a far more valuable and economically feasible outlook for the project. The Fraser Forbes brokerage team was the last piece of the puzzle, taking a land asset with practically no value and turning it into one that will yield us with a considerable economic return. Thank you Rich Samit, Steve Coniglio and your entire Fraser Forbes team for your vigilance and execution.
- Cameron Pratt, CEO
As an out-of-town property owner we recognized the need for local expertise to help realize the full potential of our investment. Fraser Forbes Real Estate Services was engaged to act as our exclusive representative for brokerage, planning and engineering for a land parcel we owned in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The Fraser Forbes consulting team, led by Steve Coniglio worked diligently with our project consultants and successfully navigated the project through multiple municipal hurdles. Concurrent with this planning and engineering, the Fraser Forbes brokerage team, led by Rich Samit, marketed the property and produced a sale of our investment that provided quality returns and certainty of execution.
- Mike Bradley, Principal
We've had the pleasure of working directly with (Rich and Steve) the entire Fraser-Forbes team on numerous projects in recent years. These guys always bring tremendous knowledge of the local sub-markets, the latest builder product lines, and the often rapidly changing market trends. It's great to work with professionals that have their depth of knowledge and range of relationships.
- Mark Friis, CEO
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
I have worked with the team at Fraser Forbes on many successful transactions. In each case, I felt that the representation added value to the transaction for Kettler and that the team was critical to getting the deal over the finish line. Fraser Forbes is one of the few outside brokerage firms that we have retained to represent us in the sale of residential land. I believe that Fraser Forbes is among the most respected and knowledgeable residential land brokerage firm across all product types in the Metropolitan Area.
- Rick Hausler, Principal
Insight Property Group
Fraser Forbes is the only company in metropolitan Washington that specializes in land transactions. They have carved out a terrific niche for themselves. No other company employs as many knowledgeable land brokers as Fraser Forbes. Their coverage of the entire Washington, DC area is unparalleled.
- Mark K. Coletta,Market Land Manager
Fraser Forbes and Soltesz Associates have enjoyed a very close working relationship on identifying, exploring and jointly working together on many real estate opportunities within the greater Washington metropolitan area for over 20 years. The firm is highly professional and has an excellent reputation as being on the forefront of developing real estate markets in the Washington, DC area.
- Jim Soltesz, President and CEO
With the help of Fraser Forbes, MRP acquired the Exchange at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia; an approximately 1.7M sq. ft. property to be developed into a mixed-use town center. Fraser Forbes is one of the most successful brokers of land in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, has access to the key players in the market and knows how to facilitate transactions. We found them to be highly knowledgeable, problem solving deal makers. We look forward to a long term mutually beneficial relationship with Fraser Forbes and its professionals.
- Robert J. Murphy, Managing Principal
I've known Rich for about 15 years as we've been an active developer of multi-family real estate in the DC market for decades. Rich is simply the best land broker in the DC MSA. He knows every player, understands the "game" and does so as he keeps the highest ethical standards. When I'm selling land, I can't imagine not using Rich for the listing.
- Matt Ascher, Director
Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments
I want to thank Fraser Forbes and especially Bruce Winston for all of your hard work on getting our land sold to a major developer. Without your diligent marshaling of the deal from day one to closing, I don't think we would have had the success that we ultimately had. You were able to resolve issues that were well beyond your obligation such as the old engineering bills, and you made the entire process a piece of cake for us. Thank you so very much for your efforts and more so for your life-long friendship.
- Neal Bobys, Private Property Owner
Kushner Investments, Montgomery County, Maryland
Rich Samit is one of the most knowledgeable and hard working people I know in the area of land and real estate services in the DC Metropolitan area and beyond. He will do what it takes to make his client's projects successful.
- Michael Faerber, Partner
McMillian Metro, P.C.
Fraser Forbes and it's entire team are professional and efficient. They have always shown loyalty and fairness through their long standing relationship with Hanley Wood. Rich has established a great organization with a team that is tenacious, responsive and importantly, pleasant to work with. They demonstrate nothing but pure determination to succeed and prevail in this industry and have done so in the toughest of times establishing a solid relationship with Hanley Wood and those they work with and along the way. They have deep roots in residential real estate and are on top of the latest developments and happenings within the local area. Their depth of knowledge and experience within the Washington, DC area make them an asset to work with.
- Brooke Burns Ackley, Director
Rich is an industry leader, a driven and forward thinking real estate executive. His knowledge of the Washington real estate market has helped drive the growth and success of Fraser Forbes.
- Dennis Cotter, Principal
James G. Davis Construction
While one might think that my own forty years experience as a builder-developer would tempt me to sell my own home, recognition of the fact that we actually would be selling land, rather than a home, led me to want to work with the area's most experienced and professional expert in that arena, that expert being you? It is refreshing, but too rare in my experience, to work with a broker (Bruce Winston) who has reviewed and paid close attention to all contract details, and who always suggested constructive solutions for any areas of concern. Those qualities make for an exceptional client real estate experience.
- D. Stephen Seawright, Property Owner
Montgomery County, Maryland
I have worked with Fraser Forbes on numerous transactions over the years, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to both buyers and sellers of land for development. I believe that the firm's expansive network of contacts and opportunities in the marketplace is unrivaled in the Washington metro area and particularly Northern Virginia. My relationship with Fraser Forbes allows me to better source new deals both on the market and under the radar. I look forward to doing many more deals with them in the years to come.
- David C. DeMarco, Vice President
Pulte Home Corporation
Rich knows more about land sales than anyone I know. While the real estate sector has had good times and bad times, Rich has been consistent in his energetic, knowledgeable and successful approach. He is an entrepreneurial, talented business man with honesty and integrity. Rich is also a fighter who is willing to work hard to meet goals.
- Neal Simon, Founder and CEO
Highline Wealth Management
Rich is one of the savviest guys I know - in the real estate market or anywhere else. Most importantly, he's a person of true integrity and character. I'm glad to consider him a friend.
- David Greene, Vice President and Financial Advisor
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Our firm has been working with Rich and all of the professionals at Fraser Forbes for well over ten years. They are without peer when it comes to knowledge of commercial and residential real estate throughout the greater DC area. They have an uncanny sixth sense for knowing what land is worth, who is selling and who is looking to buy. They are masters at marrying up buyers and sellers; they simply know how to make things happen. I recommend the professionals at Fraser Forbes without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell commercial or residential ground.
- Gary Bowman, President
The great thing about working with the team at Fraser Forbes is not only their knowledge base but their willingness to listen to the client's needs and target only the best suited sites. As a residential homebuilder/developer this makes a winning combination. I'd highly recommend the Fraser Forbes team as a key player in our company's past and future success.
- Diane Cox Basheer, Principal
Basheer & Edgemoore
I have worked with Bruce Winston and other professionals at Fraser Forbes on numerous transactions involving the faith-based community's diverse and extensive real estate holdings across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Fraser Forbes' team approach to finding the right development partners for specific projects, accessing financial value for the religious institutions' real property, and structuring mutually beneficial deals has helped build strong, positive, and enduring bonds between developers, builders and the religious community. In my book, Bruce Winston is the first choice as the go to agent to make things happen for a "win-win" result. And that is what you want in order to build stronger communities.
- Midgett S. Parker, Jr., Partner
Linowes and Blocher LLP
I have had the pleasure of working with Fraser Forbes on a number of deals over the years. I sincerely appreciate the groups professionalism, industry-wide contacts, and wealth of land and brokerage expertise. My association with Fraser Forbes has consistently been a mutually rewarding relationship. Their core in sourcing development opportunities combined with experienced skillful negotiations with owners, stake holders, and governmental authorities adds significant value to our business. Fraser Forbes also has knowledge of the players and projects that make the group an acknowledged and unrivalled leader in land brokerage. As a result, I look forward to working on many more acquisitions and sales in the years to come.
- Hobie Mitchell, President
Lansdowne Development Group
Rich is the top commercial real estate land sales and multifamily expert in the Washington, DC region, bar none. His level of expertise and his transaction track record over the past 15 years is unmatched. I have known Rich through our Young President's Organization (YPO) Chapter and Forum. He is a great friend, and a man of the highest integrity, professionalism, and creativity. He takes both a strategic and tactical view when working with his clients and investors. If you are looking to buy, sell or invest in land or multifamily assets, Rich is one guy you need to talk to!
- Tien Wong, Chair & CEO
Lore Systems, Inc.
We want to express our sincere appreciation for your team's assistance in the sale of (3) land assets for us over the past several years. Your professionalism and eye toward maximizing value has always been apparent to us.
- Jonathan Lerner & Michael Lerner
RENREL/RSHSIF, LC - Land Investor
I was pleased and impressed with the professionalism of Fraser Forbes in their representation of my interests. The quality and quantity of purchase offers for our property far exceeded my expectations.
- Nancy Wolfe, Property Owner
Prince Georges County, Maryland
Rich and the Fraser Forbes team, it is easy for me to accept this opportunity and let people know how great it has been working with you through the years. My involvement with your company stretches now close to a decade. We have worked together on many projects and some of which are already built out. This is in part thanks to you for making a good match between a site and a potential developer. You and your guys know when it is truly the right fit and you help make it all happen. You have great knowledge of the market, the jurisdiction and the people; it shows every time you get involved!
- Alejandro Villegas, Principal
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Steve, thank you for all of your had work. Your help, advising, and assistance made all of our success possible.
- Andrew Rubin, Principal
The Rubin Group
Rich, you have contributed a great deal to our community by offering quality service and lending credibility to our region’s business community. You have built a solid reputation in the community. Business with you has been a genuine pleasure.
- J.I. (Jack) Vega, P.E., Vice President
Fraser Forbes were instrumental in finding a buyer for our family’s property. They helped walk us through the process, from contract to closing, and matched us up with a local builder we could trust and who understood our vision for the property. We truly appreciate their efforts.
- Thomas Hyde, Sr., Property Owner