"The Difference Makers"

Avanti Makes Your Home Ownership
Dreams Come True!

As native Washingtonians, our years of experience give us firsthand knowledge of the various communities within the Washington Metropolitan area. This specialized experience gives us a great advantage over the competition.

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Sheila Cross Reid, President & CEO

With over 30 years as a Real Estate Broker and Developer, Sheila Reid has successfully guided Avanti Real Estate Services. She has assisted numerous clients in transforming the trajectory of their lives through home sales and homeownership while enabling them the opportunity to enjoy middle-class status. Sheila is the former Chair of the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment and holds an MBA in Real Estate and Urban Development from the American University. She is also a proud Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as well as a member of the "Divine Nine" Fraternal Greek Consortium. 

Varnell Washington                                            Vice President, Education & Training “The Real Estate Counselor”

Varnell brings a wealth of real estate knowledge and experience gained from 25-plus years as an Avanti Realtor Associate. A Community Leader and a native Washingtonian, she has an intimate knowledge of neighborhoods in the Metropolitan area. Whether they are buying, selling, or leasing, Varnell’s clients commend her dependability and accessibility. Known for her strategic guidance and counseling, Varnell assures ultimate success. She specializes in First-Time Homebuyer programs and services for seniors. Varnell holds a Master’s degree in Gerontology from University of Maryland, University College and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. She is a proud Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as well as a member of the "Divine Nine" Greek Organization Consortium. 


Jordon Judd, Realtor Associate

Jordan is a passionate Real Estate agent that goes above and beyond to build strong relationships with her clients. With much of her experience coming from the hospitality industry, she is driven by her indefatigable enthusiasm. Jordan adheres to four main principles when working with clients: active communication, utilizing creativity to identify unique opportunities, professionalism, and attention to detail. Jordan approaches all potential transactions with an open and flexible mindset because she knows the worth of her clients! Jordan majored in Agriculture Resources and Economics at the University of Maryland.

Ayo Bryant Director of Business Development

Ayo manages strategic business development for Avanti Real Estate Services and leads the expansion and marketing of the company’s portfolio of services designed to assist governmental agencies in meeting their mandates. Ayo has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the public sector and attended Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Avanti, Ayo consulted as an organization development professional and political strategist.

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Hira Waheed, Executive Assistant

Hira coordinates business transactions as well as provides administrative support and services that facilitate the company CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization. A lifetime resident of the DMV, Hira has broad experience in residential real estate services, property management, and affordable housing programs. She holds a BA degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University.

William Jordan, Executive Director

William Jordan is the Executive Director of Avanti Business Services (ABS), a division of Avanti Real Estate Services. ABS provides business technology, data conversion, and related professional services. He also specializes in supporting the unique business automation, process design, and IT support service needs of governmental agencies. William obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University.

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Darcy Jackson, IT Administrator

Darcy is Avanti’s Information Technology (IT) Administrator, overseeing and maintaining all aspects of Avanti’s computer infrastructure. With over 35 years in the IT industry, he specializes in network solutions and cyber security systems. He is also responsible for various parts of managing development projects utilizing the full system development lifecycle to include cyber security assessments, configuration management, incident response, continuous monitoring as well as disaster response.