Ked Whitmore is a real estate attorney and the chair of Venable's land use and zoning practice. In this capacity, he works with clients on some of the most ambitious new developments in the Washington metropolitan area and across the country. With a focus on obtaining entitlements for new projects, Ked offers guidance on all the legislative, administrative, and regulatory issues that impact property development. Armed with a strong transactional background, he has advised numerous clients on the acquisition and disposition of major commercial and residential properties. He also works with both property owners and tenants to structure and negotiate commercial leases for office, industrial, and retail assets.
Having lived in Northern Virginia for over 20 years, Ked has extensive experience working with local governments to expedite the permitting and approvals process. Practical and responsive, Ked has a strong track record of engaging with community representatives to address any local concerns and to build consensus and support for new developments. His robust background in real estate transactions gives him a unique perspective and an in-depth understanding of where zoning and land use fit into the larger process of property acquisition, financing, and development. Clients rely on Ked's strategic approach and deep knowledge of planning, zoning, and transactional issues to get their deals done. Ked was named partner-in-charge of Venable's Tysons office in June 2019 and is a board member of the Venable Foundation.