Tenant and Buyer Representation
If your company is in the market to lease or buy commercial space, we strongly recommend you engage a qualified broker as your tenant or buyer representative.
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Landlord and Seller Representation
Tartan Properties Commercial was founded in 1973 as a landlord representation firm to serve small and medium-sized commercial property owners in Northern Virginia.
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Consulting Services
Tartan Properties Commercial offers fee-based consulting and advisory services to help our clients solve real estate issues and achieve their business goals.
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About Tartan


Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services is an independent commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm focused on office, industrial, and flex properties in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia. Using the latest information technology and market knowledge, TARTAN provides creative and professional solutions for its clients’ real estate needs. Landlord, investor and tenant representation are the core services we provide for our clients, who include local businesses, national franchises, international associations, law firms, and shipping companies. The firm’s principals are Alexandria natives with particular expertise in the Alexandria commercial real estate submarket with over 20 years of local, national and international experience.


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MARKETS WE SERVE

Alexandria, Virginia

Nationally recognized as one of the best places to live and do business, Alexandria is located on the banks of the Potomac River just a few short miles from Washington DC and the Pentagon. Cobblestone streets

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Arlington, Virginia

Arlington is the epitome of smart growth and new urbanism, with over 90 percent of all new commercial and residential development located on the Metro corridors. Strategically located just minutes

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Dulles Corridor, Virginia

Often referred to as the “Silicon Valley of the East,” the Dulles Corridor real estate market overlaps two of the nation’s highest educated and wealthiest counties and faces its next wave of growth

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Fairfax, Virginia

With almost 150 million square feet of office and warehouse space, Fairfax County means business! Anchored by government contractors General Dynamics, CSC and media giant the Gannett Corporation

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Word on the Street


Michael Porterfield has handled all of our office leasing in our 144,000 square foot building in Alexandria for about four years. Michael is the consummate professional and makes a great impression with potential tenants. It is fantastic having a broker who is local and knows the Alexandria market as well as he does. We are proud to have Michael Porterfield as the “face” of our company.

Lauren Douglas | President | The Hoffman Company

Tartan has been my exclusive landlord rep for the last 10+ years and it’s because I truly feel nobody has a better feel for this area, and for our building. Mike Porterfield and the whole team at Tartan have always been extremely easy to work with, and never back down from a tough leasing challenge (and I’ve given them some doozies!). They do their job with skill, patience, enthusiasm, and most importantly, a keen understanding of what I am looking for in a tenant. Tartan has my highest recommendation

Bruce Machanic | Operating Partner | The Montgomery Center

In my 30 years of developing and owning real estate in the metropolitan DC area I have dealt with numerous firms, both large and small. What separates Tartan and especially Mike Porterfield from the others is that he brings the same effort and enthusiasm, be it a large warehouse or a one-person office. Additionally, the deal doesn’t end when the signature page is signed. Mike is always around to make sure all the details are being performed. Mike and Tartan are deal-makers.

Sam Pascal | President | Pascal Family Limited Partnership

I am delighted to enthusiastically recommend Tartan Properties. The principals of the company are accessible, can-do professionals who are experts in the Alexandria market. They do not wait for buyers to appear, they actively promote and market the listing. Our property had been on the market for 1 ½ years with another company, with virtually no activity. When we hired Tartan they secured a sales contract in 3 months. Tartan maintained steady communication and eased the ultimate buyer along until the sale was achieved. I highly recommend Tartan and, if future real estate assistance is needed, we will definitely choose them again without reservation!

Lynn Rogerson | CEO | Art Services, International

I can’t say enough about the service and support my firm received from Tartan Properties. The principals listened to our needs and wants, and then worked with us to translate those into a focused real estate requirement. When it came time to negotiate terms with the landlord’s agent, Tartan again was with us every step of the way, helping us to secure the best possible deal for our company. We couldn’t have asked for better support throughout the whole process. I can say without hesitation that engaging Tartan Properties is likely to be the wisest real estate move one can make. I intend to continue doing business with Tartan for many years to come.

Steven P. Adragna, Ph.D | Vice President | TriStar Engineering

If you don’t know where to start with finding or determining your commercial real estate needs, Tartan Properties should be your first phone call. It’s difficult to find a property that one person likes, but to find a property that an entire Board of Trustees will like should have been an arduous and almost impossible task! Not so for Tartan Properties. From finding multiple properties to pick from, to every stage of construction, Tartan Properties completely exceeded our expectations of brokerage services. Their recommendations for location, space allotment, contractors, etc., were all spot on. The Tartan Team was professional and easy to work with and because of their involvement our new property is exactly what we were hoping for. Thanks and hats off to Tartan Properties.

Shannon Benton | Executive Director | The Senior Citizens League

Michael did a very thorough job of negotiating our lease. I had very specific, unique needs for a building to locate Port City, our new microbrewery. Mike was very thorough as we searched for a location, and made sure that we explored all of our options. He patiently negotiated our lease and did a great job of representing our side of the deal. I highly recommend Michael and would not hesitate to use Tartan Properties again.

Bill Butcher | Founder | Port City Brewing Company

BriarTek Incorporated recently needed to find additional office space in Alexandria, our needs were particularly difficult to meet since we had many specialized requirements and a very limited area we wanted to be located in. Tartan Properties spent the time with us required to identify a wide variety of potential spaces. Their local expertise was very helpful when attempting to understand the various options and they worked hard on our behalf to negotiate beneficial lease terms. Tartan Properties exceeded all of our expectations in terms of expertise and quality of service.

Joe Landa | Co-Founder | BriarTek, Inc

Mike is the consummate professional and undeniably a best-in-class commercial real estate agent. He understood the unique needs that PlowShare Group had in terms of space and stuck with us through the entire process – all the ups and downs and twists and turns. He was patient, knowledgeable and a true pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Mike and would hire him again in a heartbeat.

Wendy (Becker) Moniz | EVP of Campaign Management & Business Development | PlowShare Group



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