Reilly Hudson

Rise-ing Star Award Winner

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By happenchance , Reilly Hudson found himself at a happy hour with veteran CBRE broker Angie Trosper. Trosper introduced Reilly to an industry that combined many of his passions: the restaurant industry, retail, and Washington, D.C. real estate. From there, it was off to the races; he had a clear goal and path forward to becoming a successful retail broker. 

As a senior associate in CBRE’s Retail line of business, Reilly has begun to realize this goal very early in his career and in an impressive fashion.

For his incredible work and contributions to CBRE Retail, CBRE has bestowed him with the 2021 RISE-ing Star Award. The annual award is given to an Associate or Senior Associate who is in the first years of their career and has demonstrated growth at the company in multiple ways. The award denotes CBRE’s RISE values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence.

Growing up, Hudson was always working; whether it was busing tables in a busy restaurant or folding khakis in a showroom downtown, he loved being in environments where customers came to enjoy themselves. His father was also a residential broker, so real estate was always in his life, but there was an ah-ha moment when he met Trosper - his goal wasn’t just a career in real estate, but retail real estate specifically.

“For me, it was always retail. I’ve always been obsessed with culture: the way people consume, the clothes people are wearing, the newest restaurants people are talking about. To have a hand in shaping that scene in Washington D.C., a city I live and breathe, gives me a huge sense of pride.”

Thus, he began his career as an associate at CBRE in Washington, D.C. three years ago and he has not looked back.

“Reilly embodies all of the qualities that this award stands for,” said Michael Zacharia, executive vice president in CBRE’s Washington D.C. office. “It’s a pleasure working with him each day to deliver for our clients. I’m excited to see where his career will go. If his first few years at CBRE are any indication, the sky is the limit.”

A milestone for Hudson was winning a major listing at 1220 Wisconsin Avenue in the Georgetown neighborhood. One of the most fashionable entertainment districts in the country, if not the world, Georgetown has been an epicenter for D.C. restaurants and retail.

Hudson dedicates his time to industry organizations as well. He is the co-chair of the Green Group, a networking organization for young commercial real estate professionals in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. 

“Reilly is one of the most driven young professionals and is fiercely committed to his clients and colleagues,” said Katie Mahon, Senior Managing Director and Retail Leader for CBRE Mid- Atlantic. “His passion for the retail business and the knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic continues to elevate his service to his clients.  He has an incredibly bright future ahead of him.”

When not working, you can find Reilly out in D.C., enjoying the scene and frequenting establishments that he has worked with or helped bring to the market.

“Watching retailers and restaurants succeed, in part, because of my assistance in their real estate strategy, is incredible. Being able to share my knowledge of the city and our customers, which in turn helps not only my clients but the entire city, is what I am most proud of.”