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Ron Furman

President

Ron Furman was a successful businessman at a young age. He owned and operated a Children’s Day Camp, Riding Academy and Private School (Camp Furman 1958-1979) in Potomac, Maryland.  When he sold this facility, he used the profits to purchase several strategically situated  parcels of land in Potomac.

He has sold well over 11,000 diversified types of properties. This is due in part to his strong community involvement where he has been extensively associated with local civic and professional organizations through the years including being the President of the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, founder of the Potomac Citizens Association, Montgomery County Liaison Committee, Suburban Building Industry Administration, the Potomac Society for the Arts.  Because of his outstanding leadership in the business community he was the recipient of the Businessman of the Year Award presented by the Governor of the State of Maryland, the Maryland State Senate, and the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland and the Potomac Chamber of Commerce.

Now, 37 years later, these combinations of net-working, evident in his bringing together those in the development, construction and acquisition industries, combined with his many years of experience by having an extensive inventory of land which he assembled,  have made him one of the top land sales agents in the Metropolitan area.

Dawn Gordon

A Washingtonian native, Dawn Gordon’s path to becoming a successful real estate agent was truly organic. She began working at age 18 as an assistant for her father, Ron Furman who founded, owns and still operates American National Properties. She gained invaluable first-hand experience prior to obtaining her real estate license, and once certified she began selling land. She moved on to working with custom home builders and single residential lot buyers before eventually graduating to selling commercial real estate. Dawn has worked the entire spectrum of the commercial end of the business throughout her 30-plus years as an agent.

Dawn’s natural abilities as an exceptional communicator, meticulous researcher and patient negotiator are all attributes that help her establish authentic relationships with her clientele. She’s been known to go beyond the call of duty when it comes to helping individuals reach their end goal, whatever that may be.
With over three decades of accomplishments in commercial real estate, Dawn handles everything from shopping centers to office buildings, medical spaces to retail, industrial and special purpose properties. She has a keen eye for taking a property that is zoned for one use and converting it with the help of her team for an entirely different use. She also takes pride in her work with local mom-and-pop and other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the area to realize their vision. “I really, really enjoy working with small business and it’s exciting to help someone fulfill their dreams,” Dawn explained about her role with ANP. “Everyday is a new day,” she continued, “it never gets boring!”

Martin Schipper

VP of Sales & Development/Leasing Specialist
Vice President

Martin has been actively engaged in real estate professionally for nearly 20 years, but his history in the business goes back to his childhood when he learned much of what he knows from his father, assisting in the buying and selling of raw land and investment properties in Allegheny, Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington Counties, Maryland.

After decades of success in the industry, Martin is an expert in commercial properties of all types including raw land, medical offices, retail spaces, special purpose properties and industrial properties.

He joined American National Properties in 2009. During his time as an agent at ANP, he has worked tirelessly with land planners, local planning and zoning authorities and developmental partners in the entitlement process. Martin’s willingness to travel any distance in order to meet with each and every one of his clients individually is something that sets him apart from other agents in the region, and something he is extremely proud of.

With Masters degrees in history and business administration, Martin brings versatility and care to every single transaction and is one of the best and most successful research agents in the area. His decades of experience as a research editor give him a unique skill set that allows him to execute even the most complicated real estate negotiations.

Martin has been recognized for his hard work and won an award for “Leader of the Year” with Washington DC Retail Brokers in 2004 and has been instrumental in the planning of the following projects in the area: Meadows Green in Boonsboro, Maryland; Heritage Hills in Urbana, Maryland; Ocean Gateway in Berlin, Maryland; new restaurant and spa developments at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC; Fashion K City Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia; and Urbana Crossing in Urbana, Maryland.

Determined to find the right location for his clients, no matter how intimidating the project may be, Martin is dedicated to helping his clients to realize whatever their real estate goals may be.