Carl M. Freeman Companies names Elizabeth Conahan to Board of Directors


Rockville, MD, October 26, 2015 – Carl M. Freeman Companies is please to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Conahan to its Board of Directors. She will join Michelle D. Freeman, Brian Cullen, Richard L. Perlmutter and Thomas O. Bowersox who have served on the board for over a decade.

Ms. Conahan currently serves as President of Volta Place LLC, placing debt for commercial real estate client in The Greater Washington Area. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, and attended Boston University Graduate School of Urban Studies. She was a Senior Vice President at Walker & Dunlop, Bethesda, Maryland for over 20 years where she was a Commercial Mortgage Banker. Prior to that, she served as a Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the Capital Markets Divisions of Banks and Financial Institutions in the Washington Area and Boston. She also was Chief Operating Officer of a Boston based private development firm.

“Each member of our Board of Directors brings a particular perspective of the real estate industry to the table”, says Michelle D. Freeman, Chairman and President of Carl M. Freeman Companies. “As the Freeman Companies enters this era of growth through acquisition, development and expansion of our third party management portfolio, Dibbie’s expertise will help us strengthen and more thoroughly evaluate our growth decisions,” she continued.

Ms Conahan who prefers to be called Dibbie is a member of the Urban Land Institute and served as Washington District Chair from 2005 to 2007. Dibbie enjoys riding her horses, cooking for friends and family, and traveling with her husband. She is an active board member of THEARC and The Advisory Board of Common Threads and is an active volunteer at The Washington School for Girls and The Georgetown Ministry.

For more than 68 years the Carl M. Freeman Companies has created innovative and inviting places to live, work, shop and play. The company has developed and managed more than five million square feet of commercial space for shopping center and office use, servicing more than 1.1 million square feet of retail; built award-winning beach-front and golf course communities; and developed more than 20,000 homes in 50 residential communities across Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia. The Carl M. Freeman Companies is headquartered in Rockville, MD with a regional office in Selbyville, DE.