Carissa Barry is the Principal Broker and President of DARO Apartments and DARO Realty. Carissa brings over 17 years of real estate, management, marketing, and acquisition experience to the team. Carissa is a principled, charismatic, and hands-on leader, overseeing virtually every function of DARO Apartments and DARO Realty. Carissa joined as DARO’s Principal Broker and President in early 2014. Her responsibilities are diverse as she has extensive experience in both commercial and residential real estate.
Carissa has an in-depth knowledge of the Washington, D.C. metro area and an expertise in rent control and TOPA-related issues. Carissa’s ability to successfully market and navigate through complex real estate transactions has led to ~$500 million commercial and residential transactions.
Carissa previously worked for the Van Metre Companies as the Vice President of Investment Property Acquisitions and Vice President of Marketing, and she also worked for Charles E. Smith, REIT. Carissa is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Property Manager in The District of Columbia and a licensed Real Estate Broker in Virginia and Maryland. She also holds a designation of Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS). She is an active member of AOBA (Apartment Office Building Association), GCAAR (Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors), Northern Virginia Realtors Association, NAA (National Apartment Association), and PMA (Property Management Association) where she was previously the Chairperson for the Marketing Counsel.
Carissa holds a Bachelor of Science from Grantham University. She lives in Virginia with her fiancé, their three children, and three dogs.