Executive Team

Max Brand, PE, CCM, LEED AP


Max Brand founded Capital Brand Group, LLC and is responsible for the overall business development, company strategy, and growth. With over 15 years of construction experience, Mr. Brand has the knowledge and expertise from multiple disciplines in the construction industry to lead some of the most complex construction projects. He is also a leader in innovation and technology, which allows him to implement inventive strategies for his team and his clients.

Mr. Brand’s focus is primarily on the construction management and engineering divisions of the company. He is heavily involved in the daily operations and practices of the company; no project is too large or too small for his attention and involvement. Mr. Brand also has the keen ability to successfully manage teams, find efficient solutions, and is an expert at problem solving and processes.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University
  • Registered Professional Engineer – DC, FL, MD & VA
  • Certified Construction Manager
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
  • ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional

Carla Brand

Vice President

Carla Brand co-founded Capital Brand Group, LLC and is responsible for the overall business operations and development of the company. With experience and an education in business management, she has the knowledge and resources to oversee the company’s daily operations, finances, human resources, and marketing strategies. Mrs. Brand also has extensive marketing and sales experience from small firms to Fortune 500 companies. Her diverse background equips her with the necessary skills to successfully develop and maintain strong client relations. Mrs. Brand is a passionate advocate for client satisfaction and excels at implementing strategies to provide exceptional client results.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Florida International University
  • Volunteer Work and Causes
  • Member, Board of Directors – Sarah’s Charities
  • Focused on helping low income and homeless children, families, and individuals

Mohamed Abaza, PE, CEM, LEED AP, HBDP

Director of Engineering

Mohamed Abaza has over 22 years of experience in HVAC design, energy modeling, energy auditing, energy engineering, construction management, cost estimating, and facility assessments of green, energy-efficient buildings. Projects he’s worked on range from commercial buildings, hospitals, multi-family residential properties, schools and colleges to high-end, residential buildings, private residences, religious institutions, and hotels.

Mr. Abaza is responsible for the energy and sustainability division of the company in advising clients. In addition, he leads the design and construction team on green and energy-efficient designs and construction best practices, incorporating renewable energy implementation, and investigating financial, environmental, and social impacts. His experience and background provide him with the skills necessary to successfully manage full-program services for numerous projects including large-scale, multi-year, and multi-phase projects.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, New York University-Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, New York Institute of Technology
  • Certified Energy Manager 
  • Registered Professional Engineer – MD
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
  • ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Professional

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What Our Clients Say

"I have been fortunate to work with Capital Brand Group (CBG) at Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) for the past two years. CBG has transformed our facilities program...Max Brand, CBG Owner and Principal, is the most talented mechanical engineer I have worked with in my 41-year career..." ​

- Marc Bloom, Executive Director
Washington Adventist Hospital

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"I can attest to [Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability] Mohamed’s qualities as a professional. He has the unique and uncanny ability to grasp the requirements of any task immediately and to flawlessly execute any task in a timely, efficient and totally professional manner..." ​

- CAPT Jeff W. Johnson, United States Navy (Ret)
Unity of Fairfax, EarthCare Ministry Team

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