Kedrick Whitmore

Whitmore Kedrick

Ked Whitmore is a land use, zoning, and real estate attorney. Ked advises clients on the legislative, administrative, and regulatory issues that impact real estate development projects, including land use planning, zoning, subdivision, and permitting issues. He appears on behalf of clients in related administrative appeals. Ked is experienced in financing, acquisition, management, leasing, and disposition of commercial and residential real property. He also assists lending institutions with the management and disposition of loans, including workouts, modifications, and foreclosures. Ked is partner-in-charge of Venable’s Tysons office and a board member of the Venable Foundation.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a national real estate trust in obtaining zoning and land use approvals for development of a 699-unit apartment building with more than 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail space in Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia
  • Represented a national real estate trust in a $15 million purchase of more than 600,000 square feet of transferable development rights (TDRs) in Arlington County, Virginia
  • Served as general counsel to the Crystal City Business Improvement District
  • Served as land use counsel to a real estate development firm, during the construction and sale of a $222 million apartment and townhouse development in Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia
  • Represented a major U.S. investment management firm in the acquisition and management of several industrial properties
  • Negotiated development agreements related to adjoining properties in the District of Columbia
  • Obtained government approvals for conversion of a vacant office building to a mixed-use live/work space, with 216 apartment units and 25,000 square feet of co-working office space in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia




  • J.D. cum laude University of Maryland School of Law 2008
  • Notes and Comments Editor, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class
  • B.A. cum laude Longwood University 2004

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Northern Virginia Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Member, Leadership Arlington


  • Recognized by Arlington magazine as a Top Attorney in Arlington, 2019
  • Named a "Rising Star," Super Lawyers, Virginia Edition, 2018
  • Recipient, Leadership Arlington's Inaugural "40 Under 40" Award



  • Board member, Culpepper Garden