Principals

Extraordinary Knowledge of the Greater Washington Community

John A. Sargent

John A. Sargent has more than 35 years of real estate, banking and investment experience. He was president and CEO of Randall Hagner Ltd., a full service real estate firm that was established in 1904 and that he sold in 2007. Under Mr. Sargent’s leadership, annual transaction volume grew from $50 million to over $800 million and included commercial and residential brokerage, mortgage banking and property management activities. He was responsible for investment representations of major life insurance companies and investment groups for their real estate holdings. In 1983, Mr. Sargent founded Capital Express Group, Ltd. as a wholly owned investment subsidiary of the Hagner Company and that was not part of the company’s sale. The management of investment property through Capital Express Group, and now 888 Realty Investors, is Mr. Sargent’s full time focus. Capital Express Group sponsored over 40 investments with total equity raised in excess of $100 million representing values over $500 million. Mr. Sargent is a graduate of Boston University and takes an active role in community affairs including currently serving on the Board of the Washington Hospital Center (former chair), Winterthur, Army Air Force Trust Bank, and the Bloedorn Foundation.

James E. Brawner

James E. Brawner has 20 years of real estate experience, and currently serves as the Managing Director of Brawner Company and 888 17th Street Corporation, which are among the oldest family owned real estate businesses in Washington. Mr. Brawner serves as a Trustee and fiduciary under multiple trusts with real estate holdings exceeding $50 million, and is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the value of the firm’s existing assets and leading its new acquisition and development activities.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in Washington, D.C., Young Professionals Board of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Board of Trustees of Concord Hill School.  Mr. Brawner has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and minor in Economics from the University of Rhode Island with post-graduate study in law at Georgetown University.

Robert E. Davis

Robert E. Davis has more than 35 years of experience in real estate brokerage, acquisition of investment class property, joint venture formation, property management and commercial real estate development and renovation. He has been involved in the management of some 30 partnerships with an accumulative value in excess of $500 million. His formal associations have included directing partnerships with Dutch and Israeli investors, insurance companies and private individuals. Mr. Davis is an active leader in many Washington community organizations including the Salvation Army (former chair), Oratorio Society, Kreeger Museum, Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Bloedorn Foundation (current president).

Robert V. Fleming II

Robert V. Fleming II has over 35 years of experience in the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial, multi-family and mixed-use properties in the Washington area. His first equity venture was with Randall Hagner/Capital Express Group in 1983. In partnership with Mr. Hoskinson and Mr. Davis since 1983, he has been responsible for financing, budgeting, leasing and overall asset management of investment properties. From 1976 until 1983, Mr. Fleming was an officer of Chemical Bank in New York. He is a Director of Baltimore-based Canusa Corporation, a Trustee of the Maddux Foundation, a member of the Finance Committee of the Washington National Cathedral, and a past Director of Allied Capital Lending Corporation. Mr. Fleming has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University.

John K. Hoskinson

John K. Hoskinson has more than 35 years of real estate experience. Most recently, he has been a principal in Columbia General Corporation and related property management and brokerage firms. Through Columbia General, and on behalf of investment partners, he has acquired, operated, improved, leased and sold numerous real estate assets in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. He is a principal of Rent Control Consultants, Inc., which represents over sixty landlords of rent-controlled properties. In that capacity, he has worked with District of Columbia agencies to implement rent control regulations and procedures and has given seminars to the Apartment & Office Building Association (A0BA). Prior to Columbia General, he was employed by Carl M. Freeman Associates in land development and subdivision construction. He has a degree in Economics from George Washington University with post-graduate study in law and business administration.