Commercial Real Estate Services


Serving DC & Virginia since 1973

About Us

tartan properties commercial: about us

For 40 years, Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services has operated as 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.

Commitment to Service
TARTAN’s mission is to bring a high level of integrity and personalized service to the commercial real estate industry representing the best interest of our clients and creating solutions with value.

Our History
Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services has served the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region for over 30 years, offering high quality, value-added, personal service. Founded by Jovan Porterfield in 1973, TARTAN carved out a niche as a leading landlord representative in the Northern Virginia commercial real estate market, focusing on the then underserved industrial market. Now in its second generation, TARTAN has expanded its services to meet the needs of an ever-changing market and a growing client list. Still firmly grounded in tradition, TARTAN continues to serve several of its original clients.

Our Future
Tartan Properties Commercial Real Estate Services now serves another generation of property owners and space users in the Washington D.C., metropolitan region. TARTAN combines a tradition of providing the high level of service and expertise usually found in larger firms with a personalized relationship between client and real estate advisor. TARTAN will continue to offer clients a full range of brokerage services. Our growth is client focused and we continue to add resources and services to better serve the needs of our growing client base.

At TARTAN, we are committed to being a positive influence in the communities we serve through our philanthropic efforts and volunteerism. As second generation residents of northern Virginia we feel an extra special responsibility to improve upon the community we have grown up in and now live. The focus of much of our giving centers around children and those less fortunate in our community. A few of the organizations that we are committed to through direct giving or volunteering are:

  • The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria
  • Movember-Supporting Men’s Cancer Initiatives
  • The Tutoring Consortium
  • Trails for Youth
  • The Campagna Center
  • T.C. Williams High School performing arts & athletics
  • Special Olympics
  • Capital Hospice
  • Bike & Build