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.