Robert E. Buchanan
A third-generation builder/developer, Bob founded Buchanan Partners’ predecessor company more than 40 years ago and launched Buchanan Partners in 1998. Under Bob’s guidance, Buchanan Partners has become one of the leading full-service real estate firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. From its early focus on flex/industrial buildings, Buchanan is now involved in the development, ownership, and management of office, retail, industrial, residential, and large mixed-use communities. Buchanan Partners has become a trusted business partner for investors worldwide.
In 2009 Bob co-founded the 2030 Group, an association of Washington metropolitan area business leaders focused on regional long-term decision-making and solutions. For several years, including 2017, in recognition of this work, Bob has been included in the Washington Business Journal’s “Power 100” list of the region’s most influential business leaders. He was also selected as the 2017 Regional Leader Honoree by Leadership Fairfax Northern Virginia Leadership Awards. Bob was selected as 2015 Arts Patron of the Year, one of Montgomery County’s prestigious County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. He was also awarded the 2015 Signatures of Loudoun Vision in Design Excellence Award.
In 2016, Bob was elected Chair of the newly formed Montgomery County (MD) Economic Development Corporation. His memberships and affiliations include: President, the 2030 Group; Chair, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation; Prince William Economic Advisory Group; Board of Directors, Ruppert Companies; Board of Directors, Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts); and Board of Directors, Washington Airports Task Force. Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Yale University.