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Cynthia A. Berman



“Profiled in Chambers USA for her ‘deft handling of a range of real estate matters including purchases, sales, leases, loans and workouts.’ Clients praise her responsiveness and reliability to ‘turn work around efficiently and speedily.’”

Cynthia Berman is a Maryland corporate lawyer representing the real estate industry. Cynthia represents developers, landlords, tenants, home builders, construction companies, and property managers. For more than 20 years, Cynthia has advised clients on matters concerning the acquisition, sale, development, financing, and leasing of commercial, industrial, and multifamily real estate. She has facilitated numerous multi-million dollar transactions for her clients, many of which have contributed to economic growth of the community.


Cynthia is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Maryland Super Lawyers for her work in the area of Real Estate Law. In 2013, Cynthia was named as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. This award recognizes honorees for their outstanding professional accomplishments, outstanding community leadership and inspirational mentoring.

Cynthia is an active member and past President of CREW-Baltimore, a chapter of the CREW Network she helped to build. CREW is an organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. She received a special commendation from the CREW Network Board in 1997 for her service on the national board as well as Member of the Year honors from CREW-Baltimore.


Cynthia is a member of the Board of Directors of WYPR, the local NPR station serving metro-Baltimore and Maryland. She is also a Board Member of Business Volunteers Maryland, an organization devoted to supporting businesses in Baltimore and throughout Maryland to be effective contributors to the community. In 2016, she joined the Alumni Association Executive Board for Kalamazoo College. Cynthia is a passionate supporter of The Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger. The campaign recognized Cynthia for 25 years of service in 2012. She is a lifetime member of the Maryland Bar Foundation, and is also a member of the Urban Land Institute District Council of Baltimore.


Maryland State Bar Association

American Bar Association


Urban Land Institute - Baltimore Chapter, Associate Member; Advisory Board


Moderator, "Women of Influence," CREW-Baltimore, 2014

Co-presenter, University of Baltimore, 2014

Moderator, "Trailblazers in the Industry," CREW-Baltimore, 2012

Outside the Office

Cynthia has been a passionate public radio listener since high school. She has volunteered at various public radio stations since graduating from college and is a member of several stations. In recent years she served on WYPR's Community Advisory Board and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

Representative Matters

Represented the purchaser of two Marriott hotels in the Central Florida area. The Courtyard in Coral Springs, a 110-unit hotel, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Orlando, a three-story, 80-room hotel, were acquired in two separate transactions with an aggregate purchase price of $26,200,000.

Represented Merritt Properties in the $24.55 million purchase of the 121,414-square-foot 100 West Road building, a Class A, five-story office building that is LEED-EB Gold certified. Merritt acquired the building at 100% occupancy. The Baltimore Sun covered the transaction in the August 14, 2017 article, Merritt Properties buys Towson office building for $24.55 million.