Washington Fine Properties is an independently owned and locally run real estate firm. Unlike larger firms in the Capital Region, WFP is not the local extension of a national franchise organization, with headquarters elsewhere, or a volume-driven machine with a complex hierarchy of management. In keeping with its "carriage-trade" orientation, WFP is lean and efficient, and this includes its management team and support staff. What also distinguishes our management team from most of the other local firms is that it is comprised of fully dedicated management, not full-time sales agents doubling as management.
Thomas B. Anderson, President
Tom Anderson has worked in the luxury sector of residential real estate for over 30 years, 23 of those years in New York City building Sotheby's from its founding stages into a world-renowned luxury real estate brand.
As a broker in the District of Columbia and six states, Tom has made a name for himself as an elite real estate executive who has personally achieved some of the most impressive and important sales on the East Coast.
In 2010 Tom received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. A co-founder of Washington Fine Properties in 1999, Tom serves as President of the firm, which is recognized as the preeminent real estate firm in the Nation's Capital Region. The firm is independently owned and has seven offices throughout the Capital Region and the Virginia Hunt Country.
In 2011 and 2012, Washington Fine Properties was awarded the "Highest Sales Volume Per Agent" and the "Highest Average Sales Price Per Transaction" by REALTrends, the leading organization in the Nation who ranks the performance of residential real estate firms and is the source used for the Wall Street Journal ranking published each year.
Dana E. Landry, Principal Broker
Dana Landry, a Founding Partner of Washington Fine Properties, has been the firm's Principal Broker since 2000 and has been instrumental in the firm's well managed growth since its inception.
Prior to joining Washington Fine Properties, Dana spent 17 years with Mitel, a global leader in telecommunications, with 20 million users in over 90 countries. After serving in several financial management and analysis roles, Dana became the Manager of Finance for U.S. Operations. Next he was asked to move to Mitel's corporate headquarters in Canada to head corporate finance worldwide for one of the company's major divisions. He was then asked to take on the corporate finance role worldwide across several divisions, overseeing all aspects of planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting. This led to Dana being promoted to the Director of Finance for the corporation, with over 150 people in his group. His next challenge, having served as the financial point person for a major acquisition in the U.S., was to help integrate that acquisition into Mitel's U.S. business. This required Dana ultimately to relocate to Mitel's U.S. headquarters in Reston, Virginia, where, subsequent to the successful integration of the acquisition, he became Head of Finance, Human Resources and Information Systems for the U.S. Before leaving Mitel in 2000 to join Washington Fine Properties, Dana had also taken on responsibility for Financial Business Support for Sales, Marketing, and Service.
As Principal Broker, Dana is responsible for the overall management and operations of WFP, including Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. Dana is a Certified Management Accountant, a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, and actively involved in the Greater Area Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Marc P. Schappell, Managing Partner
Marc Schappell has spent the last 25 years in both strategic management consulting roles and general management roles. While completing his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Marc worked for the Economic Development Institute of The World Bank, and the National Science Foundation. Marc then moved to New York City to work for the strategic management consulting firm Thomas Blodgett Associates, before returning to Washington to join Sterling Institute, also a strategic management consulting firm.
In 1985, Marc redirected his management consulting career to senior level executive recruitment, moving to New York and joining Egon Zehnder International, a global leader in executive search, with over 60 wholly-owned offices worldwide. Marc focused his recruiting efforts on Retail and the High-Net-Worth/ Asset Management sectors. In 1999, Marc became Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder's New York Office and, in 2005, Co-Head of Egon Zehnder in the United States.
In early 2007, while thoroughly enjoying his career at Egon Zehnder, Marc decided to redirect his career once more, return to Washington, D.C., and join Washington Fine Properties, of which he was a Founding Partner in 1999. As Managing Partner, Marc oversees strategic and corporate development, recruiting and day-to-day operations. He currently serves on the Board of The New York Landmarks Conservancy and has an avid interest in historic preservation.