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We leverage decades of experience with the country’s leading real estate brokerage firms and investment banks to deliver superior returns to owners and tenants. Our team is comprised of alumni hailing from Savills, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Goldman Sachs and CoStar with an impressive 85% of our team holding a Masters Degree in Real Estate or Higher. True to our mission, we are proud to individually have a demonstrated commitment to volunteer and board service.

Dennis Perkins

CEO

Meet Dennis

Dennis is a seasoned transactional advisor who leverages his technical attention to detail, negotiating skills and deep market knowledge to help clients confidently navigate and close their most complex and strategic deals.

 

With a B.S. in Business Administration from the School of Business and Industry from Florida A&M University, an M.S. in Real Estate Investment from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and a 30 year track record as an analyst, advisor and broker, Dennis 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. 

 

Dennis believes in the power of commercial real estate ownership to empower communities and is passionate about expanding knowledge and opportunities to the next generation of student leaders.  With years serving as a committed Trustee of organizations as diverse as the Federal City Council, the Real Estate Executive Council and the Boys and Girls Clubs, Dennis connects CEOs and key real estate decision makers across the country with advocates, tenants and partners who expand their mission.

 

Under Dennis’s leadership, CIVITAS has expanded from its origin story servicing non-profits in the nation’s capital to national covering some of the country’s largest commercial anchor tenants and government clients. Dennis’s expertise is frequently sought as a speaker for ULI and ICSC and as a contributor for Fortune and the Washington Business Journal.

EDUCATION

New York University M.S.- Real Estate
Development and Investment
Florida A&M University School of Business & Industry
B.S. – Business Administration
CERTIFICATIONS
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses National Cohort Graduate

LICENSES –
PRINCIPAL BROKER

District of Columbia Maryland
Virginia Florida Georgia
Pennsylvania Massachusetts New York

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

CIVITAS
President & CEO

CIVITAS Bedrock Co-Founder
CBRE
Vice-President
Trammell Crow Co. Vice-President

Savills Studley, Inc. Associate Director

Direct Line: 202.817.2813
Carmen Perkins

President

Meet Carmen

Carmen Perkins is a financial strategist who helps owners and investors achieve maximum double bottom line impact for their commercial real estate portfolios. With clients ranging from multi-national corporations to family offices to faith-based institutions, Carmen believes in the power of innovation and diversity in the built environment to drive inclusive growth in our cities. A Columbia MBA with 20 years of investment banking experience, Carmen has sourced and closed over $4 billion of real estate and corporate finance transactions. Her most meaningful projects create novel partnerships between unconventional allies, spaces that unite and inspire, and sustainable economic impact.

EDUCATION

Columbia University
M.B.A. – Finance

University of Virginia  Bachelor of Arts – Economics

LICENSES

District of Columbia  Salesperson

State of Maryland  Salesperson

Virginia  Salesperson

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

CIVITAS

Executive Vice President & CFO

Durham Capital  Executive Vice President

Goldman Sachs & Co.  Associate, M&A

Price Waterhouse Transfer Pricing Economist

Direct Line: 202.817.2813
Anthony King

Senior Vice President

Meet Anthony

Anthony King is the lead Education Strategist who partners with Public Charter Schools, and other educational institutions to secure, acquire, manage and dispose of facilities. While Mr. King has vast experience in other business sectors, working with corporate giants like Flour Corporation, Wachovia Bank and Harris (predecessor of L3Harris) he has invested much of his professional and personal time working with DC Public Charter Schools over the last two decades. Charter Schools provide a unique challenge in that they require facilities that are not within the public system and, therefore, are often required to compete for commercial space that can be retrofit to meet their unique requirements. Additionally they typically require transaction financing either for leasehold Improvements, site/facility purchase, or both. Anthony has significant experience in negotiating the terms and placement of financing for these needs.

Anthony has significant experience working across sectors including banking, government contractors, non-profit institutions, education, and medical/biotech. In addition to his extensive brokerage and agency experience, Anthony is trained Is practiced and experienced in project management and project financing employing both disciplines for the benefit of clients.

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota  School of Law

Juris Doctor

University of Minnesota,  Bachelor of Arts in Political  Science and Economics

LICENSES

District of Columbia Salesperson

State of Maryland Salesperson

Virginia Salesperson

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

CIVITAS: Senior Vice President

Ezra Company: Senior Vice President

Direct Line : 202.817.2063
Branden Isaac

Vice President

Meet Branden

Branden Isaac, Associate Vice President of CIVITAS Commercial Real Estate Services, provides real estate advisory and brokerage services to businesses, municipalities, nonprofits, educational organizations, tenants and landlords throughout the Washington, DC area. Mr. Isaac oversees the entire lifecycle of CIVITAS transactions with a particular focus on market forecasting, financial analysis, stakeholder acquisition, strategic planning, and overall portfolio building in an effort to optimize all stakeholders’ intended goals and expected returns. Mr. Isaac takes significant pride in CIVITAS’ mission-driven nature and the community-centered impact that it continues to generate and expands upon that work outside of the office. He is an active member of Georgetown University’s Real Estate Alumni Club, the African American Real Estate Professionals of Washington, DC, and also serves in a variety of capacities on Georgetown Day School’s Alumni Board. Mr. Isaac holds an M.S. in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University and was recently named a 2020 Rising Star of Commercial Real Estate by DCA Live.

EDUCATION

Georgetown University, M.S. – Real Estate Finance

University of Maryland-  College Park, Bachelor of Arts –  Communication

LICENSES

District of Columbia Salesperson

State of Maryland Salesperson

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

CIVITAS: Vice President

CIVITAS: Associate Vice President

CIVITAS: Associate

CoStar Group  Research Associate

Direct Line: 202-817-2812
Faraji Whalen-Robinson

Associate Vice President

Meet Faraji

Faraji Whalen-Robinson is a commercial broker who works with owners, investors, and users to help them maximize their business value through commercial real estate

Faraji believes the massive shifts in work and housing accelerated by the Pandemic represent a generational opportunity to create both wealth and more equitable outcomes in communities across the country.

Faraji has supported dozens of entrepreneurs, start-ups, and new market entrants in growing their business via real estate. He has managed multi-million dollar portfolios of office, retail, and multifamily assets and represented multiple international and sovereign government sponsored entities in their US ventures.

Faraji is a Halcyon Fellow, Founder Gym Graduate, and Capital Impact Partners Equitable Development Initiative Fellow. He holds an MSRED from MIT and a BA from Morehouse College.

EDUCATION

MIT
M.S. – Real Estate Development

Morehouse College
B.A. – Business Administration

INCUBATOR/ ACCELERATOR
Halcyon Incubator Cohort 10

Capital Impact Partners Equitable Development Initiative Cohort 2

Founder Gym Cohort 4

LICENSES

District of Columbia Salesperson

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

CIVITAS, Associate Vice President

Southbanc, Founder/President

KW, Commercial Managing Director

Menkiti Group President, Property Management

Direct Line: 202-817-2087
Jahsmine Victor

Associate

Meet Jahsmine

Jahsmine Victor is a commercial broker and marketing engineer who works with civic mined organizations to guide them through the real estate process.

Jahsmine believes that the size of the organization does not equate to the impact. Organizations who serve their community deserve qualified representation and guidance in realizing their real estate goals.

Jahsmine has worked with dozens of high profile landlords across the DC area to help competitively position and market their asset to stand out in a saturated commercial market. As a marketing engineer and task master for her company and clients, Jahsmine ensures that her clients’ needs are meet in a timely manner to ensure projects are continuously move forward.

Jahsmine is active in her community and is currently part of the ULI Pathways to Inclusion program where she is able to connect with thought leaders in the commercial real estate realm.

EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh

B.A. – Social Science

Certificate – Gender Studies

LICENSES

District of Columbia Salesperson

State of Maryland  Salesperson

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

CIVITAS, Associate

CIVITAS, Executive Assistant

CBRE, Brokerage Services

Rent the Runway, Marketing Coordinator

Direct Line: 202-817-2826
Usfund Khan

Graphic Designer

Meet Usfund

Usfund Khan is a Graphic Designer and Marketing Strategist with over 10 years of hands-on experience providing design, marketing and branding services. Working with a wide range of clients from entrepreneurs and small business owners to multinational companies across multiple industry sectors. 

Usfund believes that quality design is more important than ever. How we communicate important ideas requires as much ingenuity as creating the ideas in the first place. Brilliant causes and high performing teams deserve to have their voices amplified and their work treated and displayed with care, thought and hard work. 

Providing services for companies like Wunderman-Thompson, NFL Players Association, and more, Usfund has created design concepts that communicate ideas with clear and concise vision. All while still pushing to ideate new and interesting looks that will stand out from the pack. As a designer, Usfund’s goal is to ensure that his clients’ vision manifests into a reality. 

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

NFL Players Association: Graphic Designer

Strategic Factory: Graphic Designer

Wunderman-Thompson: Interactive Designer

Arshey Mohan

Senior Financial Analyst

Meet Arshey

Arshey Mohan is a Senior Financial Analyst of CIVITAS Commercial Real Estate Services. Arshey prepares strategies and analyses for investors and owners to achieve an alpha return in their commercial real estate portfolio.  At CIVITAS, Arshey manages research, underwriting and data analytics across multiple asset classes including office, multi-family, and retail.

Prior to joining Civitas, Arshey served as an investment banking credit analyst supporting the Wells Fargo credit team. Earlier in his career, Arshey worked as an analyst at a multi-family and senior living-oriented private equity firm, Bonaventure Realty Group. In addition, his experience includes equity research for hedge funds and investment banks. Arshey completed all 3 levels of the CFA program at the age of 23 and also holds an All India Rank 17 in the CS Program.

Arshey received his Bachelor’s in Commerce (Finance and Economics) with honors from Banaras Hindu University.

 

EDUCATION

CFA L3 Passed
CFA Institute (US) 

Banaras Hindu University  Bachelor of Commerce – Finance 

Direct Line: 202-663-7879 
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