Robert McLean III, commercial real estate broker

Robert McLean III, a retired commercial real estate broker and Gibson Island resident, died of pulmonary failure Nov. 11 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The longtime Gibson Island resident was 80.

Mr. McLean was born in Baltimore and raised on Park Avenue in Bolton Hill. He was a 1946 graduate of Gilman School.


He earned a bachelor's degree in politics, history and economics from Yale University in 1950 and earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969.

Mr. McLean served as a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1956.


He was a commercial real estate broker, account executive and later vice chairman of business development and public affairs for Cushman & Wakefield from 1971 to 2001.

During his career with Cushman & Wakefield, he held assignments in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington.

For more than 20 years, Mr. McLean was active in the affairs of the Washington National Cathedral and served as president of the College of Laity and was board member of the College of Preachers.

Mr. McLean had been a member of the board of trustees of Gilman School and was an active member of the Gibson Island Historical Society.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. Christopher's by the Sea, Gibson Island.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Elizabeth Madison Lewis; two sons, Alexander R. McLean of Temperance, Mich., and John S.P. McLean of Washington; two daughters, Lisa McLean of Los Angeles and Mary McLean-Hely of Bronxville, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.