About Us


Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactional practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs. He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and estate planning practice, and is always looking to push the envelope to develop creative and innovative solutions to client’s unique and ever-changing needs. He has worked on and closed transactions totaling literally billions of dollars. That said, no client is too small. He enjoys taking the time to listen to individual concerns, and structure deals or negotiations accordingly. Attention to detail is a hallmark of a competent attorney, but the ability to transition to bigger picture analysis and generate solutions to practical constraints is what sets him apart.

Licensed in DC and Maryland


Thanks to your awesome work, we settled on 2909 Franklins Chance Drive today. I really appreciate your persistence and integrity to negotiate this short sale. I would recommend you to anyone who is involved in a short sale. We can’t thank you enough!!

Linda L.

Now that the sale of my home is complete, I want to take a few moments to let you know how much I appreciate everything that you have done on my behalf over this past 8 – 1 0 months.  You patiently walked me through this entire process; answered all of my questions (even the ones of very little importance); and, it was very clear how hard you both worked for me at every step of the way. The sheer number of phone calls and follow-ups you had to do on my behalf is truly amazing. Please accept my sincerest gratitude for all of your help.


Excellent. Thank you again so very much for everything you did for us. I don’t think we could have done it without you.

Matt & Cristina

There is too much that can be said about the diligence and hard work of Brian Gormley. I was introduced to Brian through my realtor and Brian walked me through my options to avoid foreclosure. He set expectations of the steps of the short sale process and the expectations I should expect from him. Not only did he deliver on all expectations, he exceeded them! I’ve heard stories of the lender taking a long time to approve the short sale, however with the pressure of Brian, the approval was prompt. The first offer the bank provided was not acceptable and Brian went back to the bank to negotiate a better price and we got an offer! I know Brian has a lot on his plate and it always felt like he was always accessible. I never had to call Brian more than once for an update and always felt reassured and at ease after speaking with him. Brian has set the bar high on how someone should run their business. Thanks again for everything!

Ralph P.

Now that the dust has cleared and the holiday season is upon us, my wife and I wanted to take the opportunity to personally thank each of you for all of your efforts in the short sale of our house last month. I will say that the Cornerstone Team is responsive and thorough and handled our short sale with a great deal of professionalism. It’s always a pleasure to work with individuals whom you feel you can trust and rely in these tough economic times, especially when dealing with a subject as controversial as a short sale. So once again, thank you very much and Happy Holidays to each of you. Yours Truly, Marina and Ed Alexander PS: In a short time, we may be looking for a new home. Don’t be surprised if we call you guys to help us find us that fantastic foreclosure/short sell opportunity that’s almost too good to be true. I’ve always heard about these amazing foreclosure/short sale deals but until our home sold, I haven’t actually experienced one. As far as I’m concerned, the gentleman that bought our house benefited from an incredible short sale deal. Hopefully when we start our new home search, we can be fortunate enough to find one, too.

Edward A.

Thank you so much for everything you did to get this short sale done! Words cannot express how thankful we are and the weight that has been lifted off of us. Thank you so much!

Jennifer P.

Thank You!!!! Wayne, Sandy and Brian, I wanted to personally thank each of you for all your hard work and dedication in assisting me with selling my home. I could not have done this without you. Prior to hearing about Cornerstone Properties on Shine FM 95.1, I sought assistance from multiple sources. No one came close to what you guys were able to pull off. Thanks for keeping me informed, answering my questions, addressing my concerns and I reallyappreciate your reasurring words. My hats off to your team. Cornerstone Properties is the BOMB!!! (smile) Take care guys, again thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! You are at the top of my referral list. Can I get a cut for any references? (I’m just joking) God Bless each of you in your future endeavors as you continue to assist others like me. Spread a little sunshine to brighten someones day!

Cheryl S.