Michael Porterfield assumed control of Tartan Properties Commercial in 1996, a family owned business in operation for over 35 years. From its inception, this independent commercial real estate brokerage firm has specialized in office space, industrial real estate, and flex properties in the Washington DC and Northern Virginia real estate markets. Their focus remains representing small to mid-sized clients, offering customized, creative and personal attention to both landlords and tenants.
Now in its second generation TARTAN, has expanded its practices to include servicing trade associations, non-profit organizations, public affairs and law firms as well as local retailers. But TARTAN has not forgotten its roots in the Northern Virginia industrial and flex real estate market where they still represent warehouse owners as well as many service related business. TARTAN is very proud that it continues to represent two of its original clients dating back to 1973.
Mr. Porterfield is active in his community, serving on the board of directors of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, is the past chair of the board of trustees for the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, and a graduate of Leadership Alexandria. As a native resident of Alexandria, Mr. Porterfield has a clear understanding of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area and a wealth of contacts in the region to provide comprehensive service and networking for his clients.
In 2000, he took a leave of absence from real estate to pursue his other passion – rowing – and coached two American women to a Bronze Medal in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. As an athlete Mr. Porterfield competed in five World Championships as a
member of the US National Team and was inducted into Northeastern University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. He has also coached at Georgetown and Northeastern University’s as well as T.C. Williams High School.
Mike’s wife Emily is an elementary school teacher in the Alexandria Public Schools and a former national collegiate champion soccer player at the University of North Carolina.
Mike is an avid runner and cyclist with two college age daughters and young son in elementary school.
Steve recently joined TARTAN after seven years with Transwestern Commercial Real Estate Services where he specialized in the leasing and sale of office, flex and industrial properties and land in the Northern Virginia market representing both tenants and landlords. Steve has averaged over 250,000 square feet of leasing transactions in each of these years. He has represented many notable institutions such as ING Clarion, WRIT, RREEF, Liberty Mutual, Akridge, Northwestern Mutual and Peter Lawrence of Virginia. Steve has also represented both buyers and sellers of real property in transactions with a value exceeding $50 million.
Steve’s work has been recognized by his peers having been named a CoStar Power Broker 2007-2011 and winner of the Washington Business Journal’s Industrial Deal of the Year in 2009. He is also the co-founder of the Junior Industrial Broker Forum. Following graduation from James Madison University, Steve was an art teacher for a small private school.
When Steve is not closing real estate deals he is on the area running trails or performing live music with local bands. He is a native Alexandrian and lives with his wife in the Del Ray section of his hometown, and serves on the city’s Parks & Recreation Commission.
Staci is originally from the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Masters of Science in Professional Media and Media Management Studies with a concentration in Strategic Communications. After graduation she moved to the Washington D.C. metro area to pursue a career in Advertising and Marketing. While interning and working in advertising and marketing agencies she has garnered experience working with a variety of industries including government and found her in niche in Real Estate. Staci now applies her educational background and experiences to researching, developing, and implementing marketing strategies for local businesses with a concentration in Real Estate. New to the Tartan team, Staci will provide marketing assistance and support the continued growth and success of Tartan Properties.
Staci spends her spare time with her family; husband, daughter and two Shih Tzu’s. She loves music, being outdoors, and entertaining friends and family.