Welcome our 3 new agents!

• Amelia Knox brings a passion for helping clients identify spaces that speak to the identity and specific needs of users. She is heavily focused on being able to effectively present these same features of a space to interested and discerning buyers. As a graduate of George Washington University, she holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design, and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Justice from Howard University. Contact her for your buying, selling and leasing needs at amelia@blakedickson.com and by cell: 301-332-1694.

• Manik Dumera brings a rich backgroud of firsthand restaurant experience to Blake Dickson. As a lifelong resident of the Northern Virginia Area, he grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, with a father owning an Indian restaurant in Bethesda, MD and 2 uncles with restaurants in Arlington and Fairfax VA. Earning a Bachelors Of Science degree in Finance from George Mason University, he went on to Deloitte Consulting where he managed the budget and financials for large state and federal projects. His combined skills make him a valuable addition to our sales team. Reach Manik at manik@blakedickson.com or by cell: 703-628-4618.

• Melissa Patel has a diverse background in business, starting her career in investment banking as an assistant trader for oil and gas. After completing Lockheed Martin’s Finance Leadership Development Program, she conducted internal audits, evaluating compliance in financial reporting and business processes. Later, at Deloitte Consulting, she advised clients on increasing business efficiency and improving financial reporting processes. Before opening Transworld Business Advisors of DC Metro, Melissa worked in consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton. This is where she had her “aha moment” and realized the advisory work she was performing for her clients would also benefit small business owners. As a result, she decided to focus on small business mergers and acquisitions. As a new team member Melissa will support Blake Dickson’s current capabilities in advising clients in business expansion through new property purchases or leases. Contact her today at melissa@blakedickson.com or by cell: 732-925-2763.