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Richard McBride

Co-Founder & CEO

Richard is a native Washingtonian and Georgetown University graduate with 30+ years of commercial real estate experience. In 2002 Richard borrowed a desk in a friend’s office and founded McBride Real Estate Services, Inc., now one of DC’s top commercial real estate companies. Throughout his career, Richard has striven to apply new technologies in commercial real estate including creating the first computerized office lease analysis in 1983, founding a VAR (Systems Engineering Solutions) to support his client’s IT needs in the 1990’s, building a client services intranet in the 2000’s and developing a full suite of proprietary analytical tools exclusively for McBride’s brokers and clients.

Richard is also a life-long athlete and avid surfer, whose passion for surfing far exceeds his skill at riding waves.

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Zak Kidd

Co-Founder & COO

From Los Angeles California, Zak first moved to Washington DC after graduating from Harvard University and Morehouse College. Zak started dupontstudios in 2013 to help leading organizations create films and develop software.

Prior to dupontstudios, Zak worked in private equity investments in the technology and energy sectors for Invemed and Vantis Capital.

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Melissa Cramer

Regional Director

Melissa Cramer is a native to the Washington Metro area with over 12 years experience in the Washington real estate market. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. Prior to joining Swingspace, Melissa worked as an Associate for JLL in the Washington DC market, where she represented the interests of building owners in real estate transactions. She was also an Area Director, Global Product Director, and Area Sales Manager for Regus Business Centers in Washington, DC where she recruited, coached, and managed sales teams, developed and implemented budgets, and managed company financials.

She is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Washington, DC, a mother of two boys, a passionate local sports fan, and has served on the Fort Hunt Youth Little Board since 2014.

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Chief Security & Employee Morale Officer

Lucca is a Jack Daniels Terrier rescued from West Virginia. She is an expert in receiving belly rubs who diligently monitors and greets all team members and visitors at our offices. Woe to the unfamiliar delivery person who dares to cast a shadow on her doorstep. Lucca’s warning bark will send icicles of terror into their spine, stopping them dead in their tracks…until they see 15 lbs. of cuteness trotting towards them. While Lucca has boundless love for humankind, she is also a huntress of renown and a known as an SKK (Stone Kold Killa) in rural areas.

Mortal danger lurks for any moles, voles, rabbits, rats or chickens happening into her sights. The entire SwingSpace team works in peace, knowing that they are utterly safe from any dangers below the knee.