howard traul

Howard Traul



With over 13 years of experience as a real estate professional, eight of which were spent specializing in Federal Government leasing, Howard joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2015 as Senior Vice President of the Government Services Group, which represents building owners pursuing federal interests. 

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Howard was a government contractor working on the General Services Administration’s National Broker Contract. During his time representing the Federal Government, Howard performed a myriad of services, including, but not limited to regional management, transaction management, strategic planning, lease negotiation, lease administration, post-award construction management, portfolio analysis, requirements development, and workplace solutions. Howard represented the Federal Government on over 90 leases nationwide, involving nearly three million square feet valued at over $750 million. Before beginning his career in commercial real estate, Howard worked as a Congressional Staff member of the House Committee on Financial Services on Capitol Hill.

Areas of Specialization

Landlord Representation – Government Services

Recent Major Transactions

National Institutes of Health – 6701 & 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, 355,950 sf 
Veterans Affairs – 1800 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 164,000 sf 
General Services Administration – 3101 Pennsy Drive, Landover, MD, 105,000 sf 
National Institutes of Health – 6555 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, MD, 99,593 sf 
Veterans Affairs – 1722 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC, 95,242 sf 
National Institutes of Health – 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD, 84,606 sf 
National Institutes of Health – 6100 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, 82,873 sf 
Federal Bureau of Investigation – 2400 Schuster Drive, Cheverly, MD, 82,090 sf 
National Institutes of Health – 9800 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD, 75,056 sf 
National Institutes of Health – 9800 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD, 59,662 sf 
Securities and Exchange Commission – 33 Arch Street, Boston, MA, 58,676 sf 
Social Security Administration – 8600 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA, 46,087 sf


M.S., Real Estate & Infrastructure, Johns Hopkins University 

B.S., Bowling Green State University

Professional Affiliations

Licensed Real Estate broker in DC, VA, and MD