Verità Real Estate

About Us

Who We Are 2017-06-22T14:15:22+00:00

Who We Are

TONY “C” CHECCHIA, PRESIDENT / BROKER

Company founder and Broker, Tony “C” also holds the title “Chief Problem Solver.” A native Fredericktonian with an encyclopedic knowledge of the people and properties that comprise our county, Tony takes pride in creatively resolving problems for his clients to realize their goals.

Since his real estate career began in the fall of 1989, Tony has consistently been recognized as an industry leader and has successfully facilitated over 100 Million dollars in transactions.

Tony’s community involvement and volunteerism run deep. Tony currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the County Executive’s Business Industry Cabinet, as a board member of the Frederick Tourism Council, and as a foundation board member of the Frederick Community College. A 14-year member of the Rotary Club of Frederick, Tony has served on its Board of Directors, served a term as President, and was recognized as the youngest Rotary Club of Frederick Fellow, the group’s most prestigious award.

His entrepreneurial spirit led him to acquire and redevelop the Frederick Sportsplex into the Frederick Indoor Sports Center, a now thriving 65,000 sq. ft. indoor sports, training, and events facility. Tony is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University. He lives at the River’s Edge Farm along the Monocracy River with his wife, four children, and dog Rocky. When he is not working, Tony enjoys spending time on the farm and playing or coaching soccer on his very own field of dreams.

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ANDREW BROWN, VICE PRESIDENT / LAND, CONSULTING & BROKERAGE

Andrew’s desire to serve his clients’ particular needs coupled with his market expertise, land knowledge and superior negotiating skills set him apart. He has been demonstrating to owners for 10 years that a real estate broker can provide additional value to clients not just be another transaction cost.

With experience managing residential and commercial development projects working for his family-owned land planning, surveying and development firm, Andrew is an expert in the land development process including zoning, entitlements, and subdivision.

Farms, Building Lots and Residential Developments are Andrew’s forte, including the acquisition of raw land for developers and the outsale of building lots to home builders. With his experience from the design and land planning perspective, Andrew can assist with the entire project, from start to finish to ensure a timely, profitable project.

In the last five years, Andrew has assisted national retail tenants, including Texas Roadhouse, Inc., along with national and local financial institutions. He prepared and negotiated Letter of Intents, consulted on leasing, and performed market studies and analysis all over the State of Maryland.

Andrew is a past Planning Commissioner for the City of Frederick and is very active on the Board of Directors for the Frederick Police Activities League (PAL). In recent years, Andrew played a lead role with the redevelopment of the Lucas Village Community Park to build the Chief Kim C. Dine/Police Activities League Skate Park.

Andrew is a graduate of Georgetown University and a lifelong resident of Frederick county. He lives in Middletown, with his wife, and three children.

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ERIC LAMB, VICE PRESIDENT / PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LEASING & BROKERAGE

Eric knows real estate law. For 21 years, Eric has facilitated closings of commercial and residential loans, negotiated countless commercial leases, and represented both landlords and tenants. He understands the ins and outs of contract contingencies and negotiation, and can demystify the sometimes daunting closing process. In addition, Eric himself is an investor. He has purchased and subdivided residential land, and has actively participated in the residential development process.

What’s more—Eric has a depth of local experience. Born and raised in Frederick and a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, MD), and University of Baltimore Law School, Eric is active in Frederick County and nearby. Currently on the Board of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce (since 2000), Eric formerly served on the Baltimore County Planning Board (2012-2015). Through his community involvement, he has developed a strong network of relationships and a broad perspective, providing guidance on the Comprehensive Rezoning process, water and sewer allocations, and zoning appeals.

Eric lives in Catonsville with his wife Betsy. He is a proud father of three young children and volunteer soccer and lacrosse coach.

JAY MASON, SALE ASSOCIATE / LEASING SPECIALIST

With over a decade of experience, Jay is what his clients look for in a real estate advisor: knowledgeable, motivated and diligent. He specializes in commercial real estate sales and leasing, including retail, office, and industrial properties.

Jay has a growing knowledge of the commercial real estate markets in Frederick City and in the other developing areas of Frederick County, and he quickly recognizes the price and value trends in each of these markets.

Jay honed the leadership skills and talents he applies as a sales associate and leasing specialist on behalf of his clients as captain of the football team and a three year starter as quarterback at Shepherd University, where he earned his Business Administration degree in 2008.  He also holds a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from graduate work at Frostburg University (2011).

Jay is a lifelong resident of Frederick County. Currently as the President of Eliminating Achievement Gaps, Inc. (EAG), Jay advocates for African-American youth in the Frederick County school system.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Frederick County, Habitat for Humanity, and Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County.

Jay lives in Frederick with his wife, and three children.

JUSTIN SALTZMAN, Business Development / Sales Associate

Justin Saltzman wears two hats at Verita: one as the Business Development Manager and the other as a Sales Associate. Justin generates new business development opportunities and develops, coordinates and implements plans designed to identify and capture new business connections.

He carefully prospects new developers and businesses, creates proposals and makes presentations to new business owners.  He is instrumental in negotiating strategic partnerships with new developers, as well as project managers and related agencies.

With his deep connections to the community, Justin represents Verita at networking and business events. He initiates and maintains strong and productive client relationship management strategies and tactics to ensure continuous development of other contracts, and referrals.

Justin is a life-long resident of Frederick County and graduate of Frederick Community College (2005).  He has been an active member of The Rotary Club of Frederick for five years.  He served as Sergeant at Arms (a function which he graciously served for one year).  In 2014, he was selected as one of thirty young professionals country-wide to attend a summit in Chicago.  He has represented the club in Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, High Point North Carolina, and Seoul, South Korea. In 2016, he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow.

Justin has also served on Frederick County Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group called Generation Connect for 5 years, and as an ambassador. Currently, he is a member of the development committee for the Community Foundation, and an ambassador for the Mental Health Association, 

Justin lives in Walkersville with his wife Autumn and niece Mackenzie.  

MARIA BOFFMAN, OFFICE MANAGER / Licensed Assistant

Maria Boffman joined Verita Real Estate Advisors in 2016 and does all the small things that ensure our business operates seamlessly.

Prior to coming onboard, Maria was employed by CarMax where she was a Senior Sales Consultant and involved in consulting clients with selling, purchasing and financing.

As the Office Manager at Verita Real Estate Advisors, Maria is responsible for the administrative management of business operations. In her role, she supervises the activities performed within the office, including managing client communications, as well as overseeing the company’s marketing and accounting matters.

Maria, is a graduate of Montgomery College and a lifelong resident of Frederick County. She enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and traveling. Maria lives in Adamstown with her husband Daryl; together they have six children.