The Shooshan Company is a privately owned investor and full service developer, leading innovative real estate projects built on integrity and community commitment. We pride ourselves in being the local real estate developer of choice in Arlington, Virginia.
After a very successful career working for the Oliver Carr Company and Cadillac Fairview, in 1986 at the age of 33 John Shooshan decided to start the Shooshan Company in order to focus on real estate development in the Washington Metro Area. Mentored by Oliver Carr and Jim Clark (of Clark Construction), John developed his first high-end office building in the Ballston submarket of the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor in 1989 (Quincy Street Station). Due to the emergence of Metro’s Orange Line, John believed this area would ultimately be an ideal destination with its proximity to Washington, DC while providing a cost effective alternative to downtown, but as a true mixed-use, transit-oriented community.
Today the Shooshan Company (TSC) is led by John and his two children, Kelly and Kevin, both of whom attended Georgetown University and earned real estate experience at other firms before joining the family business. Brian Scull, Director of Commercial Development, has been with the company since 1998. A former architect, Brian has led all office development since joining the company, including two (2) of the most secure GSA headquarters locations in the Metropolitan area for the Office of Naval Research and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). Kelly Shooshan led the company into its current residential activities with a significant multifamily pipeline of almost 1,000 units, enabling the company to evolve into a true mixed-use developer. This activity began in 2005 with The Residences at Liberty Center condominiums and Liberty Tower apartments, located at the company’s Liberty Center North development. Kevin Shooshan leads the company’s leasing and marketing efforts, focusing on all office and retail space in the TSC portfolio and through his leadership the company’s entire commercial development portfolio is currently 99% leased.
The Shooshan Company has now planned, developed and invested in over 4,000,000 square feet of mixed-use space in Arlington, including some of the market’s most prominent office buildings, high end residential high-rise buildings and most notable retail locations in Northern Virginia.
John P. O’Keefe, President, Clark Construction Group, LLC
It is a pleasure to work with real estate professionals who know their business well, and who are committed to working collaboratively with their design and construction partners.
Caroline Jones, MSW, Executive Director, Doorways for Women and Families
The Shooshan Company engages meaningfully with the community with drive and dedication to give back, to enhance lives for all, and to share their resources to make Arlington the best it can be.
Senator Barbara Favola
The Shooshan Company is known for creating innovative real-estate projects that add tremendous benefit to the community. We are very fortunate that the Shooshan Company is willing to invest in Arlington and become a strong partner in the things that make Arlington great.
Kathy Sibert, Executive Director A-SPAN (Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network)
We are honored to have The Shooshan Company as one of our community partners to end homelessness. Their community involvement and compassion for all their neighbors make them a valuable asset to Arlington County.
Jerry Sweeney, CEO Brandywine Realty Trust
The Shooshan Company is an exceptional, well-regarded real estate owner/developer with an outstanding reputation and market leading presence.
Wanda L. Pierce, Executive Director of the Arlington Community Foundation
They have been extremely supportive of the least fortunate in our community including those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Congressman Jim Moran
John Shooshan and the Shooshan Company are an amazing asset to the state of Virginia and our real estate market. Just as important, they are good people, invested in our community, working to strengthen our economy in an environmentally responsible way.
Dr. Matthew Shank, President, Marymount University
I cannot imagine doing business with a company that better reflects the core values that we espouse and try to shape in our students at Marymount.
Governor Tim Kaine (regarding the Shooshan Company’s DARPA Headquarters development)
This is a big victory for the County and its workforce.
Rich Doud, President, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Their outstanding reputation in the area fits them brilliantly, contributing not only their financial support, but also their time and expertise in order to support the Chamber of Commerce, and ultimately the entire Arlington community.