Meet the Attorney: Geary Rogers

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Geary Rogers, Compton & Duling

Geary Rogers, Compton & Duling’s Real Estate Partner, has been handling commercial real estate matters in Prince William County for thirty-five years.  During that time, Geary has watched the Prince William community grow from a quiet residential community of around 100,000 to a booming county over four times as large.  Geary began his career working as Branch Office Counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company’s Fairfax office, where he learned to perform title searches “the real way,” that is, pulling the bound Deed Books in the basement of the old Fairfax Courthouse using the paper index books, handling commercial real estate closings, dealing with title underwriting questions for attorneys who at that time still handled most real estate settlements, and title insurance policy claims.

Over his years in practice, Geary has represented the developers  of projects like Potomac Mills Mall,  Dale City from the opening of the Center Plaza Shopping Center westward, the Potomac Festival Shopping Center, Prince William Square, Southbridge on the Potomac, the Ikea at Potomac Mills, the acquisition and development of Innovation at Prince William, and the original development of the Braemar Community.  Geary worked for ten years starting in 1985 with the firm’s founding Partner Lacey Compton, Jr. on the construction and development of Potomac  Mills from the opening of the Mall’s first phase, one third the size of the Mall today, through its final third phase construction and opening.  Geary has also represented clients of the firm in real estate transactions in the Tidewater area, Richmond, and the northwestern localities of Loudoun County, Clark County and Winchester.

Living in Dale City and in later years in Stafford County, while working at the Compton & Duling offices in central Prince William County, Rogers believes there are still incredible opportunities for commercial growth in both Prince William and Stafford/Fredericksburg.  “Prince William and its surrounding areas to the south are prime locations for commercial and residential developers to increase their market share.”

Geary runs the firm’s commercial real estate department, where he represents commercial lenders, banks, and developers in complex real estate deals in the County.  He handles the negotiation and preparation of contracts for land acquisition and sale, loan workouts, feasibility and due diligence reviews, as well as retail and office leases and joint venture agreements.  Rogers also drafts residential homeowners’ association documents, and has been drafting condominium documents since 1988.

“Lenders and real estate developers come to me because they can trust that I will respond efficiently, thoroughly, and effectively.  Excellent responsiveness to my clients is one of the key parts of my practice, and it is something I take great pride in being able to provide to them.”

Rogers has served the Fredericksburg Rotary Club for many years, including serving as Club Secretary, Vice President, and President in 2013-2014,and currently as a Board Member and Scholarship Committee  Member  He is also an Advisory Board Member for the University of Mary Washington Center for Honor, Leadership & Service.


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