Northrop Realty Leadership

Northrop Realty is thriving as the leader in the real estate industry under the guidance and leadership of some of the brightest minds. Our Executive Leadership Team maintains passion and focus for our organization, and seeks to help our team members thrive. They are the senior management and decision-making body of our company.


Creig Northrop

President, CEO, REALTOR®, Associate Broker

Creig Northrop specializes in residential real estate throughout the greater Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area with five office locations throughout Maryland. Recognized for displaying a high standard of professionalism, Northrop’s thorough knowledge of real estate stems from more than 25 years of experience in the industry. The Creig Northrop Team achieved peak performance in 2016 with the completion of 1,772 transactions for a combined value of $765.5 million, leading REAL Trends, to find it to be the nation’s largest for an unprecedented third time.

That honor led Creig & Carla to search for the next level of growth. In February 2018 it was announced The Creig Northrop Team is now Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company and full-service brokerage of energetic professionals with distinct specialties to ensure extraordinary service to their clients.

Northrop Realty will continue to evolve with new technology and robust marketing methods coupled by a powerful real estate sales process and educational training for the public and Northrop Realty agents. The extensive network of professionals is renowned for connecting buyers with sellers and delivering positive results with innovative marketing.

As the President of Northrop Realty, Creig has earned many distinguished awards including:

  • #1 Real Estate Team in the Nation*
  • #1 Real Estate Team in all of Long & Foster Company for 10 Consecutive Years
  • # 1 Overall Top Producer for Long & Foster
  • 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year, Howard County Chamber of Commerce
  • Named 2018 Inman Innovator Award Finalist
  • Exclusive representative for Board of Regents, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, brand in the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard and Prince George’s in the State of Maryland
  • Awarded as an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in 2015
  • Youngest Agent to Receive Billionaires Club Award, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate in 2014
  • Luxury Portfolio International® Award Winner of Most New Listings by

Creig is known for displaying a high standard of professionalism along with a thorough knowledge of the real estate industry. He has built his brokerage to ensure extraordinary service to each and every client. A 1989 graduate of the University of Maryland, Creig is a dedicated Terps fan who enjoys sports and spending time with his family.

* Creig Northrop Team; 2016, 2012, 2011 REAL Trends as published in The Wall Street Journal.


Carla Northrop

Vice President, CEO, REALTOR®

With an extensive background in marketing and law, Carla Northrop has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years. Recognized as one of the top female CEOs in Maryland, Carla is proud to have recently won SmartCEO’s 2014 Brava Award. A tireless supporter of the worthwhile causes, Carla believes strongly in giving back to the communities that have given so much to her and Creig. Her passion for helping others is seen in her personal dedication to many organizations including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Heart Association, and the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center of Howard County. In her free time, Carla has sat on the board for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, volunteers, and enjoys interior decorating.



Will Miller

Chief Strategy Officer, Associate Broker, REALTOR®

Will is a graduate of Towson University with a Major in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. He is a Maryland native and has been a part of the Creig Northrop team for over 10 years. Will enjoys watching and attending sporting events, as well as playing basketball and tennis with his family and friends.



Ona Beares

Vice President, Associate Broker, Branch Manager

Ona has been in residential Real Estate sales since 1983. She is an Associate Broker and currently oversees all of the Northrop Realty locations in the Baltimore/Washington DC region. In her spare time, Ona enjoys gardening and spending quality time with her friends & family.



Jan Schaefer

Chief Business Development Officer, REALTOR®, CRS

Jan's career in Real Estate began in 2005 as a licensed assistant. In 2008 she began selling full-time and quickly became a top-producing agent within the Prudential/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services network. In 2011, Jan started her own team and was the Team Leader of The Jan Schaefer Team until 2018 when she joined Northrop Realty. Jan's selling experience includes working with Buyers, Sellers, and Corporate Relocation clients.

Before real estate, Jan worked 20+ years in administrative management and customer service with large companies including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Discovery Communications, and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Jan and her husband Chris have been married for 36 years and have two grown children, Kyle and Kaitlin. Jan enjoys the beach, riding motorcycles and making jewelry.


Ray Bularz

Chief Marketing Officer

Ray Bularz is a 25+ year strategic creative marketing leader and influencer with a proven record of developing strong brands, strategy and digital experiences for every communication platform and consumer touchpoint. He excels at ideation which inspires teams to execute high-impact, high quality, and high-performing marketing and creative experiences for the end-user.

He provides a unique balance of vision, open communication, and an innovative leadership style. He is brain ambidextrous and a brand storyteller, taking brands from flatline boring into juicy page-turners. Through data, research, strategic planning, creativity and, more often than not, new technology, his approach is centered on creating a strong brand. It has less to do with what’s new and more to do with what’s relevant to the goals of a business and the motivations of their consumers. Using every communication platform, the intention is to increase the brand's awareness and share it with the world.

Ray and his fiancée Karen were married in May 2019. They enjoy spending time at their beach house with family, friends, and their dog Lucky who they adopted from AARF.


For information about any of our properties, selling your home, or questions about our brokerage, please don’t hesitate to contact Northrop Realty.

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