30 Under 30 Honorees of 2008

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Koki Adasi-Efuya
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.
Long & Foster Real Estate,
8701 Georgia Avenue #101
Silver Spring, MD
United States

Whether he’s coaching the junior varsity basketball team at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., heading a construction crew for the charity Rebuilding Together, or helping buyers lug boxes of belongings into their newly acquired home, “Koki has the ability to look at other people, see where they’re coming from, and begin there,” says Otto Perez, the coordinator of a mentoring program at the YMCA Youth & Family Services branch where Adasi aids troubled teens and serves on the board of directors.

Coaching to score: Adasi’s patience and ability to connect with people also helps him work with sellers. “Every listing I’ve had has sold,” he says proudly. He recorded $6.3 million in sales during 2007.