Counting Down to FRED Awards: Dealmaker of the Year Finalists

As we count down to the 2022 Frederick Real Estate Dealmakers (FRED) Awards on May 18th, we are taking a look at the finalists who are in the running. The FRED Awards honor the most successful commercial real estate transactions and projects, and the people who made them happen.

Today we are focusing on Dealmaker of the Year. The Dealmaker of the Year award honors that individual who not only achieved outstanding results leading commercial transactions in 2020 and 2021, but who is also highly active in supporting the Frederick County community. Nominated individuals are evaluated in areas that measure sales and leasing transactions by count, total square footage and total dollar value. Community engagement is also evaluated.

The finalists for Dealmaker of the Year are…

Brad Benna, Matan Companies
Brad brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients and is a key member of MATAN Companies.  Brad also brings a high level of integrity when dealing with prospective and existing tenants, as well as a strong commitment to Frederick County. In 2020 and 2021, Brad recorded over 650,000 square feet in local lease deals. He serves on boards for the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Industry Committee of Frederick Health Hospital, and the Business and Industry Cabinet of Frederick County. Brad is a member of Matan's Philanthropic Committee and serves as both a baseball and basketball coach for local youth.

Tony “C” Checchia,
Founder and broker, Tony “C” also holds the title “Chief Problem Solver.” Tony takes pride in creatively solving problems for his clients to realize their goals. He has been actively selling/leasing Frederick County since 1989. In the past 2 years Tony recorded an impressive 65 transactions. Tony is passionate about the Frederick community and is involved with the Rotary Club of Frederick, the Frederick County Association of Realtors and the Frederick Sports Mural community arts project.


You can find past FRED Awards recipients here: