Lois Zambo

Vice Chairman, Co-Regional Manager

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Transaction Volume

  • 10 million SF

Specialties

  • Office
  • Law Firm Practice Group

Professional Expertise

Lois has been directly involved in the representation of many prestigious tenants across the country totaling in excess of 10 million square feet and over $4 billion.

Activities & Achievements

Since joining the firm in 1975, Lois Zambo has become one of the DC area’s most iconic women in commercial real estate. She is best recognized as the broker behind USA Today’s move to the DC area in the mid 1980s. Most recently, Lois assisted the Freedom Forum with the purchase of 6th & Pennsylvania Avenue to create a new DC home for the Newseum – a historic transaction that both the Washington Post and the Washington Business Journal have called the “Deal of the Century.”

Lois has won many prestigious awards throughout her career including several "Transaction of the Year" awards and a "Realtor of the Year" award from the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR). In November 2007, Lois received the prestigious "Outstanding Impact Award" from the DC chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She has also been consistently recognized as one of the country’s top commercial real estate brokers by Commercial Property News magazine and Grid Magazine. The Washington Business Journal honored Lois as one of the region’s most influential businesswomen and has presented her with several distinguished awards for her real estate transactions including "Best Overall Deal of the Year" and "Best Suburban Development" awards.

Lois is regularly quoted in real estate stories in top publications including Forbes, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal and has been a guest speaker for prestigious academic institutions and business organizations such as The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, The Washington Business Congress and CREW.

She has been a member of Savills Studley’s Board of Directors since 1987.

Lois Zambo

Community Involvement

Lois has served on the Boards of the Federal City Council, Crittenden Services of Greater Washington, the National Epilepsy Foundation, the District of Columbia Building Industry Association and Goodwill Industries. She is also an active member of CREW and the Women’s Forum of Washington, DC, an organization made up of over 3,800 preeminent women of significant and diverse achievements.

In honor of her contributions to the community as a commercial real estate broker, Lois recently received the Washington Business Journal’s “Community Impact Deal of The Year” award.

Experience

Freedom Forum - Newseum

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McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

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