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Team RWB Signs Lease for DC Region Chapter

January 2017 – We are excited and proud to announce the recently signed lease of our client Team Red White & Blue (Team RWB), a veterans’ organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.  Their new 4,500 square foot, Alexandria, VA recreation facility known as its “Firebase” will be used for a variety of activities from seminars to yoga classes and function fitness workouts for the DC/MD/VA regional chapter.  You might even catch to some people hanging out watching a football game.  One unique feature of this fast growing, national organization is that all are welcome to join and participate.  You do not need to be a veteran to join and membership is free.  Check them out at

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January 1, 2017

Back to School & Back to Work

September 2017 – Now that everyone has had a chance to vacuum the beach sand out of their cars and get the kids settled in for a new school year, we want to let you know what has been happening at Tartan Properties Commercial these past few months. If you are reading this post from the website, you have probably noticed we refreshed our visual brand to truly expresses our style.  It highlights the work we have done in a new case studies section and better showcases the services we can provide to our clients.  So, take a minute to surf through our new CRE website, and tell us what you think. (more…)

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September 7, 2017

Surveying Employees to Design your New Space

August 2017 – Is your company overdue for a new space?  Perhaps your staff talks about it openly—or maybe everyone just “knows” that your current location is too small or not conducive to the business you’re currently trying to run.  You’re almost ready to call a commercial real estate broker.  You have an idea of how much space you need and what your budget will be and a general idea of what type of space you want but, after that, it’s a little fuzzy.  How are you going to design your new space? (more…)

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August 1, 2017

Best Advisors Give “Tough Love”

July 2017 – Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news and certainly we are no different.  But the good thing for our clients is that we are willing to give “tough love” when it’s necessary.  In the realm of commercial real estate, that tough love can sound like this:

  •      “We can list your property, but you should be prepared for a nine- to twelve-month marketing period until it sells or leases.”
  •      “We can list your property for the amount you want, but it will likely take several months longer or might never sell at that price.”
  •      “We encourage you make these particular improvements to your property before putting it on the market, but if you want to sell “as-is,” it will have to list at a lower price.”


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July 1, 2017

Alfred Street Baptist Church Picks TARTAN

October 2016 – Tartan Properties Commercial is proud to announce it was selected by the Alfred Street Baptist Church of Alexandria to represent them in their recent $4,000,000 acquisition of a 16,000 sf office building.  The new facility, located at 331 S. Patrick Street—across the street from the historic church—will house the expanding youth ministry and provide additional support and meeting space for the church’s various missions and initiatives.  The Alfred Street Baptist Church traces its history back to 1806 when the Alexandria Baptist Society formed, creating the first black Baptist church north of Richmond, Virginia.  Today the church’s sanctuary is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  To learn more about this transaction, please feel free to contact our office.


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October 1, 2016

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