Dennis Perkins


202 817 2806

Dennis L. Perkins, President of CIVITAS Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC, provides real estate advisory and brokerage services to both public and private sector clients. With 25 years of commercial real estate experience as an analyst, advisor and broker, Mr. Perkins delivers wide ranging functional expertise in brokerage, transaction management, strategic planning, consulting, market research, financial modeling and portfolio administration.  Mr. Perkins’s client base focuses on municipalities, national and local corporations, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in urban markets.  He also provides agency representation to real estate asset management companies, owner-operators, and owner- occupiers as well as consulting services to national and local developers.

A lifelong community advocate, Mr. Perkins has been a committed board member of several civic organizations.  His board service includes Jubilee Housing Support Alliance, Hope Community Inc. of East Harlem in New York City, Academic Achievement of the Mid-Atlantic Region, The Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation (WINNERS Lacrosse) and Trustee and member of the Project Management Committee of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington DC. Mr. Perkins has also served on the District of Columbia’s Nonprofit Taskforce and Washington D.C. Downtown Retail Tax Increment Financing Committee.

Mr. Perkins’s professional affiliations include the Urban Land Institute, Real Estate Executive CouncilCommercial Real Estate Broker Association, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, District of Columbia Building Industry Association, African American Real Estate Professionals of Washington, DC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Mr. Perkinsis also the co-founder of Civitas Bedrock, a boutique real estate brokerage and project finance firm focusing on educational institutions.


New York University
M.S. – Real Estate Development and Investment

Florida A&M University

School of Business & Industry B.S.  – Business Administration


  • District of Columbia Principal Broker
  • State of Maryland
    Principal Broker
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
    Principal Broker


  • Civitas
  • CBRE
  • Trammell Crow Co.
  • Studley, Inc.
    Associate Director