Maury Defreitas’ real estate and development career has spanned over twenty years, with over fifteen years of experience working for a family-owned real estate business. Maury earned his B.A. in English from James Madison University and his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. In 2004, Maury left the private practice of law to join a family-owned commercial real estate firm, where he most recently served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Maury helped guide the transformation of his former company from a small real estate investment firm to a regional management, leasing and investment company with approximately 8 million square feet of real estate assets under management in the Mid-Atlantic region.