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Kay Chewning

Kay Chewning
Managing Director


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Kay Chewning, Managing Director with McBride Real Estate Services, Inc., is a commercial real estate consultant specializing in Tenant Representation. Licensed in DC, MD, and VA, Kay assists her clients with all aspects of strategic planning, including “needs analysis” and acquisition of new commercial space, existing lease analysis, lease extensions & renewals, as well as expansions and right-sizing. Kay oversees her clients’ commercial portfolios throughout the Washington Metropolitan region and around the country.

A native of Northern Virginia, Kay offers her clients over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, with a special focus on start-ups, technology firms, and government contractors.

Kay began her career working for some of the country’s largest commercial landlords, including Tishman Speyer and Vornado Realty Trust. It is through this rich experience that she can offer her clients a special insight into the critical factors that drive a landlord’s decision-making process when negotiating commercial contracts.

Kay graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Tulane University, and a Paralegal Degree in International Trade Law from L’Université Américaine de Paris.

Kay has been a long-time Board Member of the Commercial Real Estate Brokers Association (“CREBA”) and its predecessor, the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (“GWCAR). In addition, Kay has been a 20-year member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks (“NAIOP”) and among other affiliations is also a member of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

Kay is a resident of Old Town Alexandria and in her free time enjoys the learning about textiles, furniture design, architecture, interior design, as well as playing a leisurely game of golf or tennis.





Who We Are

The mission of McBride Real Estate Services, Inc. (MRES) is to provide real estate solutions that champion our clients’ business objectives. We are not a typical “brokerage” firm. Rather, we are a flexible organization, consisting of seven senior real estate professionals driven to provide our clients with the best solutions at the best value. Our partners’ backgrounds include work in the legal, financial, construction and architecture sectors, plus an average real estate experience level exceeding 10 years. The advantages MRES clients enjoy are: customized solutions, access to the best professionals for every phase of a project and the personal attention of the company’s principals.

Our size is our strength. The core of MRES remains small on purpose. Having worked for companies of various sizes in our past professional lives, we have found that a strong, small team with complementary skill sets is able to provide the best services and maintain the best relationships with our clients. However, our core size does not limit the depth of our services. Rather than having a large organization with weak links in several service areas, we are able to provide the best professionals for every phase of a project through our strategic alliances. MRES is able to support our clients with the resources of almost 200 employees for all key planning, transaction and implementation areas as described in Our Services. Furthermore, we are able to flexibly staff a project in any location utilizing the ideal team to deliver the customized solution.

In our hearts, MRES is a Tenant Representation firm first and foremost. That being said, we provide a full complement of real estate services to support our tenant clients. These include: representing our clients in the acquisition and disposition of leased and owned facilities, lease audits, lease administration, strategic planning, enterprise integration and project management for a wide variety of real estate projects.

McBride Team