Bill Zonghetti

Managing Partner

Bill started his real estate career in 1991 and was a principal in The Bank Companies, a real estate firm he co-founded in 1993. In 2000, he merged The Bank Companies with Newmark Knight Frank where he oversaw exponential office growth for 18 years. In 2019, Bill and his six-member team joined Colliers International before going back to his roots to a tenant representative-based company at Clarefield Partners.

Area of Expertise

Bill Zonghetti is among the most accomplished real estate professionals in the Washington D.C. region. In his 30+-year career, Bill has specialized in tenant representation and has been honored with numerous industry awards including recipient of Maryland’s 2012 deal of the year, Newmark Knight Frank’s national broker of the year, 2003 & 2014 and CoStar’s Power Broker award for multiple years. He has represented clients in transactions in excess of 50 million square feet for tractional value of over $2 billion. He is responsible for the headquarters locations of multiple companies including NJVC, LLC:  125,000 SF, EMMES: 91,000 SF, ASM Research: 104,000 SF and Ropes & Gray: 80,000 SF.

Professional Accomplishments

Bill has represented prestigious law firms such as Ropes & Gray, Husch Blackwell, Venable, Hudson Cook, Bean Kinney, Kaufman, Dolowich Voluck and Adams & Reese.  Bill’s corporate clients include Coca Cola, JP Morgan, Walmart and Goldman Sachs. His prestigious not for profit clients include ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Girl Scouts, Sierra Club, ASPCA, American Lung Association and American Institute of Architects.

He has lectured at numerous real estate forums as an expert in lease review and negotiations, state of the office leasing market and most recently COVID-19 real estate implications.

Credentials and Achievements

  • 18-time Top Producer, Newmark Knight Frank, 2001-18
  • Maryland Deal of the Year, EMMES, 2012
  • National Broker of the Year, NKF, 2003, 2006
  • Rookie of the Year, The Bank Companies, 1993
  • 15-time CoStar Power Broker
  • 13-time winner, Multi-Million Dollar Leasing Club, District of Columbia Association of Realtors, or DCAR (formerly the Washington, DC, Association of REALTORS®, or WDCAR)
  • 8-time National Top Three Producer, NKF

Education or Qualifications

Catholic University, MS in Engineering Management, BS in Business Management

Affiliations or Memberships

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson – DC, Maryland and Virginia

+1 202 255 3700 +1 (202) 480-9418 bill.zonghetti@clarefieldpartners.com

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