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Emily Heppen Assistant Vice President, Retail Leasing

Assistant Vice President, Retail Leasing

As the Assistant Vice President of Leasing at Broad Street, Emily is responsible for leasing, marketing and related activities within Broad Street's owned real estate portfolio. Emily has seven years of commercial real estate experience in landlord representation, tenant representation, and asset management. In her role, Emily works with asset managers and tenants to prospect and secure retail tenants, thus stabilizing the real estate portfolio.

Areas of Practice

Landlord representation, tenant representation, leasing scenarios, retail real estate, financial modeling, feasibility study, GSA leasing, prospectus planning move and replication analysis, negotiations, marketing


Prior to joining Broad Street, Emily worked on over 2 million square feet of leases both for building owners and representing the U.S. Government. Emily worked on some of Washington DC's most notable leases including the U.S. Department of Justice consolidation in 2015 of 839,000 square feet, while at Cushman and Wakefield. While an Associate at Cushman & Wakefield, Emily worked on long term leasing strategies for clients and tailored marketing campaigns to be private sector quality for public sector tenants. After 2 years with Cushman and Wakefield, assisting clients with prospectus identification through post-award, Emily joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a Realty Specialist (contractor), and worked on long-term lease space strategies, renovations, and leasing depot leases. Emily's additional experience includes two years with a government contractor workin on building sustainability efforts, and asset management experience with a special servicer.

Professional Affiliations/Designations

  • ULI - Formerly on the Real Estate 101 Committee, Current Mentorship Committee
  • NAIOP - Real Estate Emerging Leader
  • Ellevate (formerly 85 Broads)


Emily earned her M.S. in Real Estate from American University, Kogod School of Business, and was a recipient of the Foster Shannon Scholarship, competed in the NAIOP Case Challenge, and was a Graduate Research Assistant to the University. She earned her B.A. in English Literature & Anthropology from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Community/Personal Information

Emily is a native Washingtonian, hailing from Chevy Chase, DC. In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing squash, tennis, yoga, and hiking in Harper's Ferry. Emily volunteers with the DC Jewish Community Center, and serves as Ohio Wesleyan’s DC Alumni Co-Chair, on the Kogod Real Estate Advisory Council, and the Vice Chair of the DC Public Education Fund's Auxiliary Board.

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