Overview

Real estate attorney Robby Brewer skillfully guides major regional developers, institutional owners, and retailers through the critical phases of expanding, developing, buying, and selling real property in Montgomery County, Maryland and surrounding jurisdictions.

Robby helps clients succeed through listening, awareness, persuasion, and foresight. An inductee into the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame, he orchestrates the critical components of major development projects, including master plans, development applications, special exceptions, site plans, and subdivisions. He also participates in real estate transactional work with firm colleagues.

His clients include Adventist HealthCare, Lerner Enterprises, Tower Companies, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Buchanan Partners, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, B.F. Saul Company, National Lutheran Communities & Services, and Bernstein Management Co.

Robby has been an active leader in many of the area’s most prominent civic, community and cultural organizations, including the Music Center at Strathmore, the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, Imagination Stage, KID Museum, and the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Since 1988, he served frequently as Lerch Early’s board chair and managing partner. He currently serves as chair of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.

Robby is an avid biker and aficionado of all the arts, including film and photography, but his greatest love is live music of all kinds. He plays drums in an adult rock band, The Uncounted.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1976)
  • Hamilton College (B.A. in Government, 1973)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Clerkships

  • Served as law clerk to the Honorable Richard B. Latham, 6th Judicial Circuit of Maryland (1976-1977)

Honors and awards

  • Named to Top Attorney List by Bethesda Magazine (2019)
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s DC’s Best Lawyers “Real Estate” (2020; 2017-2018)
  • Received Boy Scouts of America (National Capital Area Council) Distinguished Citizen Award (2017)
  • Inducted into Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame (2016)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, and Land Use and Zoning Law (1990-present)
  • Named Chambers USA “Leader in the Field” (2007-present)
  • Listed in Maryland and DC Super Lawyers (2007-present)
  • Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Received Rebuilding Together Montgomery County’s Community Honors Award (2013)
  • Received Big Train Baseball’s Randy Schools Outstanding Service Award (2012)
  • Received Washington Adventist Hospital’s Spirit of Mission Award (2011)
  • Received Henry Lerch Pro Bono Service Award (2011)
  • Received Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award (2009); William Prescott Allen Award (1995) and Ron Resh Business Advisory Award (2011)
  • Received Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission’s Community Service Award (1995)
  • Received St. Luke’s House’s Community Service Award (1995)

Community involvement

  • Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (Chair, 2019-present; Vice Chair, 2015-2017, 2018-2019; Board of Directors, 2015-present)
  • Montgomery Business Development Corporation (Chair, 2014-2015; Board of Directors, 2010-2015)
  • Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce (Counsel to the Board, 2004-2008, 1996-1997; President, 1994-1995; VP-Economic Development, 1993-1994; VP-Legislative Relations, 1992-1993)
  • Bethesda Kiwanis (Member, 1978-present; Foundation President, 1990-1992; President, 1984-1985)
  • Music Center at Strathmore (Chair, 2016-2018; Vice Chair, 2014-2016; Secretary, 2011-2013; Board of Directors, 2010-2020)
  • KID Museum (Vice-Chair, 2019—present)
  • Bethesda Urban Partnership (Chair, 1998-1999; Board of Directors, 1995-2001)
  • Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation (President, 2013-present; Board of Directors, 1999-present)
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation (Board of Trustees, 2005-2017)
  • Miracle League of Montgomery County (President, 2018-present; Board of Trustees, 2010-present)
  • Chevy Chase Village Ethics Commission (Member, 2012-present)
  • The Trawick Foundation (Board of Trustees, 2009-present)
  • Montgomery County Zoning Advisory Panel (2009-2012)
  • Imagination Stage (President, 2000-2003; Board of Trustees, 1996-2000)
  • Montgomery County Task Force on Alcoholic Beverage Laws (1995-1996)
  • Somerset Elementary School Educational Foundation (Board of Directors, 1994-1998)
  • BCC Baseball, Inc. (Coach, 1993-1999)

Professional memberships

  • Urban Land Institute
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Fellow)
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Practice Areas

News & insights

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Robby Brewer to be Honored by Rebuilding Together

Robby Brewer to be Honored by Rebuilding Together BethesdaNow.com profiles Rebuilding Together’s selection of Robby Brewer as the honoree at an Honors Reception to be held April 3. http://www.bethesdanow.com/2013/03/12/bethesda-attorney-to-get-rebuilding-together-honor/  

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Representation Matters

Adventist HealthCare / White Oak Medical Center

Represented client in site acquisition, planning, zoning, and site plan phases for an 800,000 SF replacement hospital in White Oak.

White Flint Mall

Representing Lerner Enterprises/The Tower Companies in master planning and redevelopment applications to convert regional retail mall into a 5.2 million SF mixed-use project.

Blairs Master Plan

Representing The Tower Companies in redevelopment of the Blairs, a 27-acre mixed-use project in downtown Silver Spring to achieve additional density of 1,400 apartments and 300,000 SF of office and retail uses, for total site development of 2,800 apartments and 450,000 SF of non-residential uses (hotel, retail, office).

National Lutheran Communities & Services

Representing NLCS in development of new retirement community in Annapolis, Maryland.

Black Hill

Representing Lerner Enterprises in its Black Hill project in Germantown (master planning, zoning, subdivision, and site plans) for a 3.1 million SF mixed-use development of office, hotel, apartment, and retail facilities.

Buchanan Partners

Represented Buchanan Partners in zoning, subdivision and site planning for 26 acre mixed-use project containing 466 apartments, townhouses and ancillary retail space in Germantown.

B. F. Saul Co.

Representing B.F. Saul Co. in multifamily/retail project in downtown Bethesda, Hampden House.

Bernstein Management

Representing Bernstein Management Co. and EYA in mixed-use development in downtown Bethesda combining a commercial site, a public parking lot, and the historic Bethesda Farm Women’s Market.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Representing ARE in the development of several biotech facilities in and around the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center.

Disclaimer: Each case is different and past results do not guarantee similar results in future matters.