Jerry Dawson is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated success in leading teams in highly competitive markets. Since 1998, he has worked with clients to solve commercial real estate challenges. His demonstrated ability to understand needs and tailor strategies towards a common goal has resulted in successful real estate transactions for government agencies, Fortune 500 clients, non-profit organizations, and real estate investors.
Jerry began his commercial real estate career with LaSalle Partners (now JLL), where he spent nine years providing transaction and real estate advisory services for corporate and government clients in various capacities. His client engagements include: work with Xerox, EDS, VeriSign, U.S. General Services Administration, Aon, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Following his time with JLL, Jerry spent six years with Duke Realty Corporation, a publicly-traded national real estate investment trust. While at Duke Realty he served as vice president for Government Solutions Group where he led more than $1.5 billion in federal real estate development and leasing projects.
Mr. Dawson is a former commodity manager with General Electric where he procured non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum, silver) for 30 GE plants in North America and Puerto Rico. He is also a former decorated navy officer having deployed around the world in support of U.S. interests abroad.
Jerry is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds master’s degrees from George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University. He is a CCIM designee and instructor for the CCIM Institute, teaching Financial Analysis for Commercial Real Estate Investment. He has served as a course advisor for the University of Maryland’s Masters of Real Estate Development. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas).
Previously Jerry served as Chairman of the City of Bowie Economic Development Committee, Executive Board member of Johns Hopkin University Alumni Council, Board Member Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), and Trustee, U.S. Naval Academy Athletic & Scholarship Program.