Bus Tour


NAIOP Northern Virginia Virtual Bus Tour

2020 Staying Strong

October 15

Post-Event Registration

Did you hear all about the bus tour? Didn't sign up in time? You can still purchase access to the videos of the 2020 Virtual Bus Tour.

Virtual Bus Tour
$150 NAIOP Members
$175 Non-Members
All registrants will receive an electronic PDF of the guidebook. A hardcopy can also be mailed to you. Details in registration module.
Click here to register.


The 2020 NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour is going virtual. The bus tour will be presented in three 45-minute online tours. A unique link will be sent to each registrant which will be live through the end of October.

The tour this year features properties "Outside the Beltway" - Fairfax and Loudoun markets such as Tysons, Merrifield, Reston, Herndon, and Route 28. If you are doing business in this area or any other part of Northern Virginia - you need to be on the bus tour.

The NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour is not only the premier bus tour covering Northern Virginia, but it is also recognized as one of the most successful commercial real estate bus tours in the United States, thanks to the great work of our members.


Will there be bus captains? YES! There will be four sets of captains taking you through each of the submarkets. The captains are either owners or brokers who know the submarkets being covered.
Click here to see the fearless captains for our first ever Virtual Bus Tour.

Are there going to be guest appearances from industry leaders during the virtual tour? YES! Two dozen industry leaders will be providing cameo appearances during the tour to talk about the market and what they see now and for the future.
Click here to see the list of leaders who will be showing up during the tour to provide their input.

Will everyone get a copy of the amazing NAIOP Bus Tour Guidebook? YES! A hard copy will be mailed (USPS) to you trong> Everyone will receive an electronic PDF of the guidebook.

Is there a route? YES! Similar to our 'regular" Bus Tour, the Virtual Bus Tour will follow a route through each submarket. And two bus captains will provide info on what is going on and what is driving that submarket.

Do I have to watch the videos on 10/15 and all at once? NO! All three videos will go "live" at 2 PM on 10/15. Your unique link will be valid until October 30. You can watch at your leisure.


2:00 PM Full Tour is Released


A link to the virtual tour will be sent to your prior to the event.


Virtual Bus Tour
$150 NAIOP Members
$175 Non-Members

Bus Tour Committee

Co-Chair: Rich Fernicola, Brookfield Properties
Co-Chair: Susan Sonley, Kent Commercial, Inc.

The Bus Tour Committee plans the bus tour with emphasis on economic development opportunities in the Northern Virginia region. Responsibilities of the Committee include the route of the tour, promotional materials, statistics and articles for the guidebook, the trade show and sponsorships. The Committee meets bi-weekly January-March.

Cameo Appearances

The 2020 Virtual Bus Tour includes Cameo Appearances by industry leaders who are commenting about the market and the future. An amazing group of experts will appear including:
Mary Beth Avedesian, Senior Vice President, B. F. Saul Company and Chair-elect, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Brad Flickinger, Senior Managing Director, CBRE
Tasso Flocos, Managing Director, Cityline Partners LLC
Sarah Gabriel, Senior Vice President, Project Team Leader, Washington Workplace
Michael Gribbon, Principal & Managing Director Leasing, American Real Estate Partners Management, LLC
Matt Holbrook, Regional Partner of Virginia and Central Maryland, St. John Properties, Inc.
Victor Hoskins, President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Bill Keech Jr., President, Westfields Business Owners Association
Jerry Kilkenny, Director of Leasing for Metro Washington DC, Brandywine Realty Trust
David Kitchens, Principal, Vice President, Cooper Carry
Scott Longendyke, Leasing, Merritt Properties, LLC
Greg Meyer, Executive Vice President, Greater DC Region, Brookfield Properties
Drew Mucci, Co-President, HITT Contracting Inc.
Bob Murphy, Managing Principal, MRP Realty
Pete Otteni, Senior Vice President, Development, Boston Properties, Inc.
Jon Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, Peterson Companies
Dave Ritchey, Executive Vice President, Asset Management and Commercial Leasing, JBG SMITH
Buddy Rizer, Executive Director, Loudoun County Economic Development
Peter Scholz, Project Executive, Asset Management, Foulger-Pratt Companies
Tim Steffan, Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Leasing & Development, Comstock Companies
Reggie Thomas, Business Development Executive, Clark Construction Group, LLC
Tony Womack, Executive Vice President, Transwestern and Chairman, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Katie Yanushonis, Senior Vice President, The Meridian Group
Ed Zaptin, Regional Vice President, PS Business Parks, Inc.


Each submarket has a detailed update from a team of knowlegeable captains. These include:
Paige Barger, Cushman & Wakefield
Lee Ann Brinkman, JLL
Brian Cotter, JBG SMITH
Jeanette Ko, Cushman & Wakefield
Shaelyn Mullaney, Merritt Properties
Brett Schweitzer, CBRE
Daniel Severn, St. John Properties, Inc.
Tom Walsh, Cushman & Wakefield

On Bus Give-aways

Open only to those who register by October 9.
Bose QuietComfort Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, architecture incorporated
$250 gift Card to Nordstrom’s, Washington Workplace
$250 gift Card to Nordstrom’s, Washington Workplace
$250 gift Card to Nordstrom’s, Washington Workplace
$250 gift Card to Nordstrom’s, Washington Workplace
$250 VISA gift card, PS Business Parks
$250 gift card to TopGolf or iFly, Peterson Companies
$250 gift Card to Han Palace, WashREIT
$250 to Halley Rise Wegmans, Brookfield Properties
$250 to Reston Town Center merchants, Boston Properties
$250 AMEX Gift Card, Avison Young
$250 gift certificate to Osteria Marzano in Metro Park, Beacon Capital Partners
$250 gift certificate to Bar Taco, Beacon Capital Partners
$250 Gift Card to Great American Restaurants, Cooley LLP
$250 gift card to RTC West retailers, JBG Smith
$250 Amazon Gift Card, RMR for 1760 Business Center Drive
$250 worth of gift cards from retailers at The Boro, The Meridian Group
$250 Amazon Gift Card, Merritt Properties
Solo Stove- Bonfire- Smokeless Portable Fire Pit, Brandywine and 1676 International
$250 AMEX Gift Card, COPT
$250 Apple gift card, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
$250 gift card, American Real Estate Partners
$250 Brewery Experience, St. John Properties