Commercial Real Estate Services

Serving Northern Virginia Since 1973

Tartan Properties Client Testimonials

From Landlords & Sellers

“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 DouglasPresidentThe 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 MachanicOperating PartnerThe 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 because Mike is always around to make sure all the details are being performed. Mike and Tartan are deal-makers.”

Sam PascalPresidentPascal 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 RogersonCEOArt Services, International

From Tenants & Buyers

“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 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 our company 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) MonizEVP of Campaign Management & Business DevelopmentPlowShare Group