Andrew S. Garrett, President

President Andy Garrett founded Garrett Development Corporation (GDC) and began building custom homes in Northern Virginia in 1987. Having achieved a high level of success in the home building industry, the company ventured into residential lot development during the early 1990’s and later into commercial property development during the late 1990’s. Mr. Garrett’s abilities to both identify viable development opportunities and develop a variety of product types has resulted in GDC becoming a recognized leader in land and commercial development in the Northern Virginia area. Mr. Garrett continually expanded GDC's business base to its present status as The Garrett Companies by assembling a strong team to carry out his vision and simultaneously providing investors with optimal returns at minimal risk.

Mr. Garrett received his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1983 and 1984, respectively. He subsequently joined Arthur Anderson and Company’s tax department in Houston, Texas. He gained his initial experience in the real estate sector by way of employment with the Cafritz Group in Washington, DC and Weichert Realty of Virginia.

His accomplishments include:

Successful development and sale of over 3,000 acres of residential land from 1996 to present.

Construction, management, and/or investments in over 1 million square feet of office, retail and industrial product in the Washington Metropolitan Region.

Award-winning home design and construction and recognition as a general contractor since 1988.

Sale of homebuilding operation to K. Hovnanian (Washington Homes) in 2003.