First Potomac’s Edward Zaptin promoted to vice president/leasing in Northern Virginia
First Potomac Realty Trust has promoted Edward Zaptin to vice president of leasing for Northern Virginia. Zaptin will work to increase First Potomac’s occupancy and maintain relationships with tenants throughout the company’s Northern Virginia portfolio.
Zaptin previously served as First Potomac’s director of leasing for Northern Virginia. He moved into that role after transitioning from a leasing representative position to senior leasing representative after starting with the real estate investment trust (REIT) in 2005. Before going to work for First Potomac, Zaptin worked as a third-party broker for CBRE as well as Grubb & Ellis, specializing in leasing and sales.
First Potomac Realty Trust, based in Bethesda, focuses on owning, operating, developing and redeveloping office and industrial properties in the greater Washington, D.C., region. As of December 31, 2012, the company said its consolidated portfolio totaled about 14 million square feet.