Washington Fine Properties Welcomes Marianne Prendergast and The Prendergast Team

Posted by Lauren Hakim — December 23, 2013

1387824787WASHINGTON, DC – Washington Fine Properties (WFP), the leading luxury real estate brokerage in the Nation’s Capital Region, is pleased to welcome Marianne Prendergast and The Prendergast Team to the firm. Consistently recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top real estate teams nationwide, Marianne Prendergast and The Prendergast Team are industry leaders in the Capital Region.

Marianne’s business is complimented by an experienced staff of real estate professionals who form the core of The Prendergast Team. Together with the team, Marianne offers unparalleled service and attention to detail to her clients’ needs. She prides herself in staying ahead of the market by keeping current on the latest trends and technology as well as offering her clients the most comprehensive marketing and advertising plan in real estate. The Prendergast Team is licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.


Marianne grew up in Minnesota and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1978, where she graduated from George Washington University with a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to launching her residential real estate career, Marianne worked as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C., New York and Paris. Marianne also instituted the first Luxury Homes Magazine in the Washington metropolitan area while working for a publishing company.

Bill Prendergast manages business development and client relations for The Prendergast Team alongside his wife Marianne. He grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown. Prior to joining forces with his wife in residential real estate, Bill served three years in the U.S. Army and later worked on Capitol Hill, serving the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Communications Commission as a Presidential appointee.

Will Prendergast was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and joined the residential real estate business in 2011. He graduated from James Madison University where he double majored in International Business and Spanish. Upon graduation, Will worked with Smith Barney in Bethesda, after which he worked in Argentina with an NGO.

Prior to joining The Prendergast Team in 2011, Clare Shumaker spent 11 years in sales with Nestle USA. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business with a double major in Marketing and Management. Clare developed a profound passion for real estate when spending time custom-building two personal residences.

Lynda Stewart has been with The Prendergast Team since 2007, bringing over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development in the IT and real estate industries. She was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

About Washington Fine Properties

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is recognized worldwide as one of the most successful carriage–trade real estate firms in the United States. More than one hundred of the most powerful agents in the Nation’s Capital Region combine the highest level of expertise and professionalism to provide unequalled brokerage services to both buyers and sellers. For four years in a row, Washington Fine Properties has been ranked #1 in the nation for “Highest Closed Sales Volume per Agent” and “Highest Average Sales Price per Sale” by REAL Trends. WFP also ranked #1 in sales over $1,000,000 in Washington, DC in 2012. Visit WFP online at the new www.wfp.com.

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