“I don’t think it’s possible to articulate in one review how happy I was with the guidance and assistance I received from Tartan in securing our new office. They were patient. They offered invaluable advice throughout the process. Mike specifically negotiated for me and fought for a great deal which made me extremely happy. I had his assistance in negotiating a lease extension and then guiding the buildout process for the new space. He also made great recommendations for other vendors I needed to outfit my space. I have referred Tartan now to several friends and will continue to do so. Thank you, Mike!”
Dr. Shara Posner | Owner | Back to Health Center
“We have used Tartan for two commercial deals with our gym, Trident CrossFit, and we can’t recommend them highly enough. Mike is intelligent, articulate, professional, a skilled negotiator. Most importantly, he cares about his clients and always has their best interests in mind. We can’t imagine where our businesses would be without Mike’s guidance and representation. “
Andrea & Chriss Smith | Owners | Trident CrossFit
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
I have worked in Alexandria for more than 20 years, and have been responsible for obtaining office space for our law firms. Previously, we used a national, commercial realtor to represent us for a large 6 story office building, as well as lease extensions. Although they got the job done, it was clear to me that their main interest was in simply getting a deal done, any deal. In retrospect, some of the lease terms were less than ideal, and I don’t believe it was accidental that the terms were glossed over during our negotiations. In 2018, when we needed another office space for a smaller group, we chose a different path, and selected Mike Porterfield at Tartan Properties Commercial. Tartan is a “local-specialist,” and my experience was profoundly different. Mike listened to what we wanted, talked about some reasonable options, and then, after listening to our reactions, picked a few properties for us to visit. In every circumstance Mike knew the property managers at the buildings, which was important to us because they were willing to openly address our concerns about whether we were a good match for the property. Mike just helped us close on a second property, quickly and easily. Mike also stayed in touch with us during our first lease term, and so when it was time for our second lease, he knew want we wanted/needed and had it teed up for us perfectly.
In the past, working with a local company was not as important to me. That has all changed now. I like the fact that Tartan knows the local properties, and personally knows the property managers. There is a mutual respect between them and they know their paths will cross again in the future and so all deals are fair and open. I do not give positive recommendations easily, but for the reasons I mention above, if you have a need for commercial office space in Alexandria, Arlington, etc., I confidently recommend Mike Porterfield and his colleagues at Tartan Properties Commercial.
Brad Lytle | Partner | Xsensus | |
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
Tartan Properties provided us with superior services in the sale of our townhouse office building. They provided knowledgeable recommendations, which we followed, for renovations prior to listing. The promotion and advertising of the property procured rapid competing bids that resulted in a price above our objective in what we considered a weak office market. We particularly appreciated the personal attention of Mike and his staff throughout the process.
Robert Pollard | President | Pollard Construction Company