John McEnearney, the Chairman and founder of McEnearney Associates, passed away on October 8 at the age of 87.
John graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1949 and served on active duty as a Naval officer for 27 years. After his successful and highly decorated career in service to our country, John became a real estate agent in Alexandria in 1976 and quickly became one of the top professionals in Northern Virginia. He went on to acquire his broker’s license and founded McEnearney Associates in 1980 in Old Town.
Over the years, McEnearney Associates has expanded to seven residential offices, a commercial office, a Relocation Department and three locations for Property Management. The firm now serves the entire metropolitan Washington, D.C., area and is consistently ranked among the 75 largest real estate firms by sales volume in the United States.
“When my father founded McEnearney Associates more than 34 years ago, his goal was to gain the respect of the public and to provide real estate services that are second to none,” says Maureen McEnearney Dunn, president of McEnearney Associates. “His devotion and loyalty to the company and our associates, clients and customers is a testament to the major contributions and success of the firm throughout the years. John absolutely loved everything about the real estate business and was completely devoted to his agents and staff.”
John earned a highly valued reputation for exceptional service and outstanding performance in the real estate industry and in the community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® and was recognized as Businessman of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in 2006. He was an active supporter of more than 50 organizations, including The Hopkins House; Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN); Alexandria Senior Services and Children’s National Medical Center. His personal contributions to so many organizations were in addition to his philosophy of corporate giving from the company. Always invested in the personal and professional well being of his agents, McEnearney created a family firm in which everyone is a part of the family.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to Capital Caring (formerly Capital Hospice) and So Others Might Eat. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101. Burial at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors will be scheduled for later in the year.