Vernon Knarr


Professional Expertise

Vernon is a trusted expert in the Washington metropolitan area, especially within the regional sales and development markets. Since joining Savills in 1994, Vernon has excelled in advising clients on a wide range of investment sales, development land sales, joint ventures and ground leases. He has also represented both owners and users of headquarters space throughout the acquisition and disposition processes, leading strategic planning and managing the transaction from marketing through closing. Vernon is highly sought-after for his market insight, financial knowledge and creative approach to deals.

Prior to joining Savills, Vernon was the co-owner of his own firm, Vector Realty Group, from 1985 to 1994. As co-owner, Vernon held the highest responsibilities of business development and advisory oversight. Before that, Vernon was with Coldwell Banker for six years.

Vernon’s client-first mentality, well-honed negotiation skills and extensive experience in the industry have made him the go-to broker for some of the region’s most complex transactions.

Awards, Achievements and Activities

Vernon has been repeatedly recognized for his extraordinary work in the industry. He has been named a ‘Top Sales Producer’ for the firm and the Washington Business Journal awarded him multiple honors including ‘Deal of the Year’, ‘Best Land Deal’, and ‘Community Impact Award’. Additionally, CREBA (formerly GWCAR) recognized Vernon’s work as ‘Finance Transaction of the Year’, ‘Leasing Transaction of the Year (VA)’, and ‘Sales Transaction of the Year (DC)’.

Direct Number

+1 202 624 8513



Washington, D.C.

Office Number

+1 202 628 6000


  • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Economics 


  • National Public Radio 
  • Motion Picture Association of America 
  • The Washington Post 
  • IBEW 
  • Marbeth Partnership (Marriott HQ) 
  • SEIU 


  • Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI) 
  • Professional Services
  • Nonprofits & Associations

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