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Commitment That Endures

With vast experience across all aspects of residential and commercial real estate, the Van Metre Companies has been serving the local Greater Washington DC area for more than 60 years. At the helm is a leadership team comprised of our founder’s heirs and business colleagues who worked alongside him for many years. Working closely with senior managers across all Van Metre business lines, this management team ensures optimal results for our employees, our investors, and the residents of our hometown.

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Company History

In 1955, Albert G. Van Metre began a business endeavor that would evolve into a powerful enterprise. From the start, his meticulous nature and uncompromising ideals set him apart from other local developers, and his name soon became synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. In the decades he ran the company, he earned a reputation as a shrewd businessman and a generous benefactor — a reputation we strive to uphold every day.

Milestones
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Executive Team

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Albert G. (Beau) Van Metre Jr.
Chairman and Partner of The Van Metre Companies
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Albert G. (Beau) Van Metre Jr. has been involved in the overall operations of the Company since he first joined the company in 1963. In 2002, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Company. He was promoted to Chairman and appointed as a Trustee for the Van Metre Family Trusts in 2008. Beau is involved in many activities and charitable endeavors including Capital Caring and Children’s National Medical Center. He resides in The Plains, Virginia and is married to Deadria Van Metre. They have five children.

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Richard J. Rabil
Vice Chairman, President, CEO and Partner of The Van Metre Companies
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Richard J. Rabil joined The Van Metre Companies as comptroller and was promoted to VP of Finance that same year. He became Executive Vice President in 1987, and was promoted to President of the Van Metre Companies in 1991, a position he held until 2008, when he became Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to joining Van Metre, Richard was a CPA at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Washington, D.C. (KPMG) from 1978 to 1984.

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Kenneth A. Ryan
Chief Operations Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and Partner of The Van Metre Companies
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Kenneth Ryan joined Van Metre in 1984 and has held various financial positions including Controller, Vice President of Finance and Executive Vice President. As COO, co-owner and principal, he is involved in all Van Metre strategic planning, deal structuring and operational management. Before joining Van Metre, Ken was a Certified Public Accountant employed in the Audit Department of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (KPMG).

Management Team

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Julie van der Vate
Group President of Finance & Accounting, CFO and Treasurer
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Julie van der Vate joined the Van Metre Companies in 1996. Her responsibilities include financing, liquidity, financial reporting, income taxes, human resources and risk management. Before she came to Van Metre, Julie worked in public accounting specializing in real estate taxation. Julie is the President of the Van Metre Companies Foundation and is on the Board of Van Metre’s Women’s Leadership group. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia.

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Brian Davidson
Group President, New Homes Division
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Brian Davidson started working with Van Metre Homes as an entry-level accountant right out of college, and he takes great pride in the extensive experience he has gained as a “lifer” at the Van Metre Companies. With over 28 years' experience in the Washington, DC housing market, Brian is a member of various homebuilder associations in Virginia. He is the current Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) President and a Life Director for HomeAid Northern Virginia.

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Kevin Rabil
Executive Vice President, New Homes Division
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Kevin Rabil joined Van Metre in 2012, and oversees the New Homes team. Prior to joining Van Metre, Kevin worked as a CPA for Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he received his masters in accounting.

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Roy Barnett
Group President of Acquisition, Planning and Development
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Roy Barnett boasts 38 years of experience in all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, and construction. In the 21 years Roy has been with Van Metre, he has been involved with the master planning of the mixed-use communities of Broadlands, Stone Ridge and Lansdowne. He is a licensed general contractor in Virginia and holds professional surveyor and/or engineering design licenses in four states. Before joining Van Metre, Roy was an adjunct instructor in surveying and suburban development at Northern Virginia Community College, where he conducted seminars in storm water hydrology/hydraulics related to land planning and design.

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Walt Sheehan
Group President, Investment Properties Division
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Walt Sheehan joined the Van Metre Companies in 2005 and oversees the Van Metre apartment portfolio which is located in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Orlando, FL. Walt brings over 38 years of experience to the Van Metre Companies. Walt is a Certified Public Manager (CPM). He is a member of the Property Management Association, the National Multifamily Housing Committee, and the Institute of Real Estate Management. Prior to joining the Van Metre Companies, Walt was a Group Vice President for the Charles E. Smith Companies.

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Michael Barrett
Executive Vice President, Investment Properties Division
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Mike Barrett joined the Van Metre Companies in 2004 and oversees the Van Metre apartment portfolio, located in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC and Orlando, Florida. Mike brings 19 years of multifamily experience to Van Metre. Prior to joining Van Metre, he worked for Charles E. Smith as Director of Financial Reporting and Asset Management. Mike is a member of Property Management Association and National Multifamily Housing Council.

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Greg Weingast
Executive Vice President, Investments
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Greg Weingast joined the Van Metre Companies in 2015 and leads the Investment Properties’ acquisition process as well as external equity raising process for both Investment Properties and home building transactions. Greg brings over 30 years of acquisitions, structured finance, and asset management experience. Prior to joining the Van Metre Companies Greg’s career includes 17 years with Archstone and one of its predecessor companies the Charles E. Smith Companies where he served as Executive Vice President of Investments. Greg is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a past guest lecturer at American University in Washington D.C. 

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Juan Estrada
Vice President and General Counsel, Legal Department
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Juan Estrada joined the Van Metre Companies in 2005, and oversees the Legal Department. He is a member of various legal associations in the Washington metropolitan area, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of non-profit CentroNía. Prior to joining the Van Metre Companies, Juan worked for the Covington & Burling LLP firm where he practiced commercial real estate and corporate law.

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Courtney Alford
Vice President of Business Development
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Well-versed in the Washington Metropolitan Region real estate market, Courtney Alford has more than 15 years of comprehensive industry experience. Her expertise in multifamily housing, strategic planning, and asset acquisition optimization has made her an invaluable part of our team. She is actively involved in the National Multifamily Housing Council, National Apartment Association, and other industry groups. Courtney joined Van Metre in 2016 after a seven-year stint at Kettler Real Estate where she served as Client Services Manager.

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Ty Hausch
Vice President of Commercial Leasing
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Ty Hausch joined Van Metre Companies in May, 2004 and oversees all aspects of the leasing and sales of the company’s commercial portfolio, including existing retail, office and industrial properties owned by Van Metre and third party clients, plus roughly 1.1 million square feet of undeveloped land. He is also the principal real estate broker for Van Metre in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Ty was a CPA with Arthur Andersen before working as Director of Acquisitions at Combined Properties for over a decade.

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Cindy Warfield
Vice President of Commercial Operations
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Over Cindy Warfield’s 25-year career in real estate, she has managed a diverse mix of product types including urban and suburban retail, office and industrial properties. At Van Metre, her primary responsibility is to coordinate and oversee a portfolio of office and retail properties. Cindy has earned the prestigious Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMI and the LEED Accredited Professional designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. She is an active member of both Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA). Cindy is also a licensed salesperson in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Trustees

The Van Metre Companies is owned and operated by a tight-knit cadre of individuals who are deeply committed to preserving the integrity of the Van Metre name. Together, these three trustees (Everett Hoeg, Alison Van Metre Paley, and Albert G. [Beau] Van Metre Jr.) contribute to the strategic direction and overall performance of the business lines.

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Awards

2016 Washington Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award 2nd year in a row 2016 Washington Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award 2nd year in a row
  • 2017 Washington Post—Top Workplace
  • 2017 Washington Post Business Journal—Best Places to Work
  • 2017 Van Metre Homes: Best of Suburbia by Posh Seven Magazine
  • 2016 Healthiest Company Awards by Washington SmartCEO
  • 2016 Washington Business Journal—Corporate Philanthropy Award two years in a row
  • 2016 Developer Of The Year By Builder and Developer Magazine
  • Van Metre Homes has won BEST BUILDER by Posh Seven Magazine’s Best of Suburbia awards four years in a row
  • Van Metre makes the 2015 Top Rated Workplaces in DC
  • 2015 NVBIA Builder/Developer of the Year
  • 2015 Washington Business Journal—Corporate Philanthropy Award
  • 2015 Washington Business Journal—Healthiest Employees
  • 2014 Avid Benchmark Award
  • 2014 Washington Business Journal Corporate Philanthropists
    • Mid-size Companies (100-999 Employees)
    • #7 Total Giving Dollars
    • #11 Total Volunteer Hours
  • Come Home National Awards
    • Nationals 2014 Awards
    • Nationals 2013 Awards
    • Nationals 2012 Awards
    • Nationals 2010 Awards
    • Nationals 2006 Awards
  • Great American Living Awards
    • GALA 2013 Winners
    • GALA 2013 Awards of Merit
    • GALA 2012 Winners
    • GALA 2012 Awards of Merit
    • GALA 2011 Winners
    • GALA 2010 Winners
    • GALA 2009 Winners
  • 2013 Pace Honorees
  • 2013 Avid Service Award Winner—Sales Rep Winner
  • MNCBIA 2013 PROS Awards