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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

Founder | CEO | Associate Broker 

With over 30 years of industry experience, Creig Northrop is one of the nation's most successful residential real estate brokers. Leading The Creig Northrop Team with his wife Carla Northrop for 18 years, they were named the number 1 team in the nation for an unprecedented three times ranked by Real Trends and the Wall Street Journal*. In addition, they expanded the team to 100 experienced agents, five regional offices, and marketing support staff. 

In February 2018, seeking a new level of success and growth, Creig and Carla founded Northrop Realty, a new brokerage focusing on education, sales strategies, and techniques, partnering with Long & Foster Company and Christie's International. They have swiftly expanded to 14 regional offices, including three new offices in Delaware and 300 real estate agents. Their goal is to give agents the roadmap for success Creig used to ensure extraordinary service to their clients, a passion for their career, and a catalyst for sustained growth and success. In addition, they created NorthropU, an internal continuing education program that teaches the Northrop Way. As a result, Northrop Realty has done over $3 billion in sales throughout DELMARVA, cultivated 32 new teams, and developed innovative marketing methods connecting buyers and sellers to the marketplace of tomorrow, revolutionizing the traditional brokerage model.

As Founder and CEO of Northrop Realty, Creig has been honored with many distinguished awards, including but not limited to:

  • #1 Real Estate Team in all of Long & Foster Company for 10+ Consecutive Years
  • # 1 Overall Top Producer for Long & Foster
  • Youngest agent to receive the Billionaires Club Award, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate in 2014
  • Exclusive representative for Board of Regents, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Prince George's County in the State of Maryland
  • 2018 Inman Innovator Award Finalist
  • Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in 2007, 2015 and Circle of Influence Inductee 2019
  • Luxury Portfolio International® Award Winner of Most New Listings
  • 2021 Corporate Vision Future of Better Business Corporate Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Leader in Real Estate

Creig was born in Howard County, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1989 with a dual major in Psychology and Business. He is a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, community leader, and Terps fan.

*Number 1 in the Nation: The Creig Northrop Team; 2011, 2012, and 2017 REAL Trends published in The Wall Street Journal.


Carla Northrop


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. Since the age of 16, as part of the Creig Northrop Team, Will began to develop a love for real estate and a passion for helping agents achieve their goals. He has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 13 years, playing an integral role in assisting the Creig Northrop Team to become a full-service brokerage in 2018. As Chief Strategy Officer, Will oversees the strategic direction of the brokerage and continues to build upon the "Northrop Way" in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Will is a high-touch Associate Broker known for his extensive market knowledge and his unmatched devotion to agents. His success is based almost exclusively on positive results for the agents within the brokerage. He earns their respect by working tirelessly on their behalf and always offering them solid and candid advice.

In his spare time, Will enjoys spending family time with his wife Danielle and his daughter Madison. In addition, as an avid sports fan, he enjoys attending baseball and football games alike.


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.



Ray Bularz

Chief Brand Officer

Ray Bularz is a 25+ year strategic creative marketing leader and influencer with a proven record of developing strong brands, strategies, 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 its consumers. Using every communication platform, his intention is to increase the brand's awareness and share it with the world.

Ray and his wife Karen enjoy spending time at their beach house with family, friends, and their dog Lucky who they adopted from AARF


Barbara Maloney

Branch Manager | Associate Broker | REALTOR®

Barbara Maloney has been a full-time REALTOR® for over three decades. She is currently the branch manager for the Annapolis, Harford Bel-Air, and Silver Spring offices. A licensed Maryland real estate agent since 1988, Barbara has kept her finger on the pulse of the Mid-Atlantic real estate market. She has had experience handling all types of properties–from one-bedroom condos to luxury homes and, before joining Northrop Realty, Barbara was the owner of Maloney Realty Group.

Aside from her market knowledge, Barbara has extensive experience in managing, teaching, training, and mentoring.

While in sales, Barbara was a Top Producer and earned numerous production awards. However, she is most proud of two professional awards with which she has been honored. She's received the Frederick County Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year Award, and FCAR has also recognized her high ethical and professional standards with the Charles S. Sanner Memorial Award.

Barbara is currently a member of Maryland REALTORS® and its State Model Forms. She is also a member of HCAR (Howard County Association of REALTORS®) and GCAAR (Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®) committees, including Education and Legislative. She is a member of REEA (Real Estate Educators Association) and MREEA (Maryland Real Estate Educator's Association).

Barbara's true love is managing and training. She's currently certified to teach ABR, SRES, SFR, MRP, and PSA. Throughout her career, Barbara has been particularly proud of the mentoring services she has provided to many new sales associates.

Barbara is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and lives with her husband, David, in Frederick, MD. She has six children and eleven grandchildren.



Teresa Cho

Director of Administration | REALTOR®

Teresa was born in Toronto, Canada, but grew up in Montgomery County, MD, until she went away to Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, where she received her B.A. in English.

Teresa has been in the real estate industry since 1996. Before immersing herself in real estate, she taught at a university in South Korea for five years before coming back to the Maryland area to pursue her interest in the legal system. She ended up working for a real estate attorney before moving on to become a licensed settlement agent. Teresa then went to work on the lender side, managing the pre-underwriting, closing, and post-closing departments. She became a licensed real estate agent in 2004, working as a Long & Foster agent before joining Northrop Realty as Creig Northrop’s Senior Sales Partner.

When she’s not working, Teresa enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She loves photography, cooking, baking, watching movies, and traveling.



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