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Eric H. West , LEED AP


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American Forest & Paper Association

American Iron and Steel

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Consumer Healthcare Products Association

Managed Funds Association

National Council on Aging

Pew Research Center

Save the Children International

The National Parks Conservation Association

U.S. Travel Association

Eric is a founding principal of West, Lane & Schlager, LLC, specializing in tenant representation and strategic real estate consulting primarily to associations, foundations, and non-governmental organizations.


Eric entered the commercial real estate industry in 1987 as a broker for Barrueta & Associates (currently known as Transwestern). For the first five years of his career, Eric represented landlords such as the Washington Harbour and the Lion Building. In 1992, Eric switched his practice focus to representing tenants.

During his 30-year career in commercial real estate, Eric earned a reputation as a strategic market expert, creative negotiator, and leader in nonprofit tenant representation. 


Eric has represented over 200 nonprofit organizations. As a result of his unmatched industry experience, Eric has created a unique process and unique decision making tools to maximize efficiency and allow clients to measure the success of their project.

Industry peers also acknowledge the analysis and creativity recognized by his clients and peers. He was awarded the 2015 Washington, D.C. Area Broker of the Year, is a 3-time winner of Washington, DC Deal of the Year, as well as the recipient of the Westchester County and Fairfield County Deal of the Year in 2014.


Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in American History from Tulane University, and completed Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program in 2004.

Eric is currently on the Board of Directors for the Nonprofit Finance and Administration Roundtable, and has served on the Board of Directors for Eagle Bank, MicroBioTest, Inc., Israel Bonds and the Board of Governors and Directors of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

Save the Children

A long-term, strategic partnership between WLS and Save the Children provided a unique opportunity for creative real estate solutions.

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National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Early action leads to substantial real estate savings

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