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Michael Zacharia

Executive Vice President

Michael Zacharia Executive Vice President
Tysons Corner 1861 International Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102


Michael Zacharia specializes in Retail Services in the Washington, DC Metro Region with over 27 years of professional experience. Mr. Zacharia combines thorough market insight with creative solutions, offering unsurpassed knowledge of the Washington Metro Region's retail real estate environment. The result has led to over 1,700 lease and sale transactions in over 11 million square feet of retail properties, totaling more than $1.84 billion in revenue.

As an Executive Vice President with CBRE, Mr. Zacharia’s responsibilities include retail landlord representation for shopping centers, urban retail, and ground-up development leasing throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Mr. Zacharia also coordinates tenant representation services including new site acquisition for numerous national, regional, and local retail tenants. Mr. Zacharia provides retail site disposition and lease negotiation services for both landlords and tenants throughout the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. The scope of these services includes, but is not limited to, negotiating new leases, lease terminations, renewals and extensions for existing tenants, as well as retail consulting services and market analysis. In May 2021, Mr. Zacharia was named one of the year’s Globe Street retail influencers for his contributions to the industry.

Mr. Zacharia joined CBRE as a result of the July 2003 merger with Insignia/ESG, where he began working in 1995. Prior to Insignia/ESG, Mr. Zacharia worked as a commercial real estate agent specializing in retail with National Real Estate Brokerage, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland.


  • Globe Street Real Estate Retail Influencer – 2021
  • CBRE Retail - National Top Producer List: 2020
  • #1 Washington DC Metro Area Retail Broker - CREBA: 2019, 2018, 2017
  • #1 Washington DC Power Broker - Washington Business Journal: 2019
  • Top 20 National Producer - CBRE: 2019
  • Top 20 National Producer - CBRE Retail: 1998-2018
  • Top 10 Producer - CBRE National Retail: 2004, 2008-2010
  • GWCAR Top 3 Producer: 2014 & 2015
  • REAP Outstanding Achievement Award Winner - Multiple
  • CoStar Power Broker Award - Top Retail Leasing Broker: 2009-2019
  • Presidents Memo - Exceptional Performance: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • ICSC's Valuable Contribution Award: 2001-2004
  • PM Realty Advisors' Brokerage Team of the Year
  • Real Estate Forum Top 40 Under 40 Professional
  • Top Producer - Insignia / ESG: 1996-1999

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • CBRE - National Retail Advisory Board
  • High Street Luxury Brand - Urban Specialist Group
  • Licensed real estate salesperson in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Chairman of Mid-Atlantic Retail Committee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Senior Mentor
  • National Retail Development Group (RDG)
  • National Tenant Practice Group - Retailer Services Group
  • Automotive Dealership Services Group (ADS)
  • Recovery and Restructuring Services Advisor
  • CBRE Cares
  • Rebuilding Together: Montgomery County, MD
  • Junior Achievement: Instructor, Finance Park
  • Real Estate Apprenticeship Program (REAP): Leasing Instructor, Washington, DC


Tenants Represented

  • Target
  • Capital One
  • Eataly
  • Macy’s & Bloomingdales
  • Dawson’s Market
  • Founding Farmers
  • Wawa
  • BoConcept
  • Frontgate
  • Sprouts
  • Kohler
  • Patagonia
  • Hugo Boss
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Thompson Hospitality
  • The Restaurant Store
  • Gregorio’s Trattoria
  • The Home Depot
  • Home Depot Design Center

Landlords Represented

  • Invesco
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Regency Centers
  • Douglas Development
  • Legacy Capital
  • Zuckerman Gravely
  • Nuveen
  • NY Life
  • Manu Life
  • Prudential
  • Saul Centers
  • Cedar Realty


Michael Zacharia Executive Vice President
Tysons Corner 1861 International Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102

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