Q By Peter Chang Named Among Top Power Lunch Restaurants By Worth Magazine


Bethesda, Maryland, Restaurant Renowned for Its Award-Winning Chinese Cuisine

Transwestern today announces Q by Peter Chang in Bethesda, Maryland, was named among Worth magazine’s Top Power Lunch Restaurants, a list of 10 hot spots across the U.S. to “break bread while negotiating a deal.” The 8,000-square-foot restaurant opened June 2017 at Carr Properties’ 4500 East-West Highway, where Transwestern’s Phil McCarthy, Keith Foery, Jovi McAndrew and Cricket Cleary handle leasing.

“Q serves exceptional, Chinese cuisine with a dedicated following in a polished, yet relaxing atmosphere,” said Dan Dooley, COO of Carr Properties. “Its place on Worth’s Top Power Lunch Restaurants is well-deserved, and we’re fortunate to have Q as a tenant at 4500 East West.”

Q, which stands for qijian, meaning “flagship” in Mandarin, is the crown jewel of Chang’s restaurant group, comprising seven locations in Virginia and Maryland. While Q has been open less than six months, Chang earned a cult following for his Szechuan cuisine as a wandering chef at Chinese restaurants throughout the Southeast. His fans, nicknamed “Changians,” tracked his moves from restaurant to restaurant on internet discussion boards such as Chowhound and DonRockwell.com.

A native of China, Chang cooked for former Chinese President Hu Jintao and won the prestigious position of chef for the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., in 2001 before opening his first restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2011.

Chang was a James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic in 2016. Chang and his restaurants have been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Garden & Gun, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and by The Travel Channel’sAndrew Zimmern.


Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at transwestern.com and @Transwestern. For updates from the Mid-Atlantic region, follow @TranswesternDC.


Carr Properties is a privately held real estate investment trust focused on creating value for its shareholders through the ownership, acquisition and development of high-quality office properties in the greater Washington area. The company currently owns a portfolio of 16 commercial office properties totaling approximately 4 million square feet as well as four major development properties that include: Midtown Center in Washington, D.C. (former headquarters of the Washington Post); 7272 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland; 2311 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia; and 2025 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia. Upon completion, these projects will add an additional 2.2 million SF of trophy-quality office space to the company’s portfolio. The company is continuing to expand its portfolio through strategic investments in the Washington area.

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