As vice chairman of Savills Washington, DC office, Richard Rome offers more than 40 years of experience in real estate – locally, nationally and internationally. Rick exclusively represents nonprofits, law firms, associations and corporations in evaluating office space requirements and implementing strategies to achieve their objectives.
Since representing clients from his base in Washington in 1982, Rick’s clients have included C-SPAN, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson), Eversheds Sutherland (formerly Sutherland Asbill & Brennan), the DC Bar Association, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the National Center and Caucus on Black Aging and the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Notable assignments include a 200,000 square foot new headquarters for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and two long term leases for Hogan Lovells’ headquarters totaling 500,000 square feet. Rick has recently represented Hogan Lovells in securing space in Boston, Miami, San Francisco, McLean, Baltimore, Houston and Philadelphia. A typical office for Hogan Lovells is approximately 40,000 square feet.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Rick currently serves as a founding co-chair of the board for Partners for Kigezi (Uganda) Orphans Home Inc., supporting a primary day school and secondary school scholarships for 450 students. He also serves on the boards of Gift of Adoption of the Capital Region and Community Connections (a mental health clinic in DC) Real Estate Foundation and on the corporate advisory board of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
In June 2015, he was presented with the ‘Francis P. Cotter/Eliot S. Hall Corporate Service Award’ by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Professionally, in 1994, he earned the title ‘Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year’ from the Washington Association of Realtors.
Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts, Government
- Hogal Lovells
- Eversheds Sutherland
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI)
- Nonprofits & Associations
- Professional Services