The 13th Man Board
13th Man Board Member
Tessa Edison, is a real estate professional who has specialized in building partnerships that are critical to successful projects for the last fifteen years. She is the Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Answer Title, a settlement and escrow company. In 2008 when the market suffered a major downturn Tessa and three other partners recognized the need for diversification so they co-founded Answer Abstracts a complex title abstracting and examination company that includes the federal government as a client.
Tessa began her career as an intern at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she handled various promotional elements for the Division I sports program. After graduating with a degree in Sociology she advanced to sports marketing management, serving as a liaison for national customer events and the naming rights sponsorship for MCI WorldCom. She has been involved in the real estate industry ever since. An advocate for affordable housing and youth she supports organizations like The 13th Man, Covenant House Washington and Healthy
Babies Project Inc. through her organization Building London Bridges, which honors her mother. She was awarded the SmartCEO Magazine Brava Award for high-impact female business leaders, The African American Real Estate Professionals Member of the Year award and The Virginia E. Hayes Williams Service Award from Covenant House Greater Washington.