Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or an experienced investor, we’ll personalize a property management plan that meets your needs and helps you generate the most value possible from your property.


Our experienced team manages all aspects of the property management lifecycle for you -
from marketing and drafting a lease to maintenance and administration.



People hire property managers for all different reasons, but people partner with Gordon James because they know we will protect their investment and treat their property as if it was our name on the deed.



Owning a property can be confusing and overwhelming at times. We continuously update our resource center to provide you with the information you need to feel comfortable as a landlord.



Don’t hesitate to find out firsthand what makes Gordon James Realty one of the leading property management firms in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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Gordon James Realty is a full service, residential property management company serving Washington D.C and Northern Virginia. We use our property management expertise, the latest technology, and superior customer service skills to provide a stress-free owner experience. With Gordon James Realty, you can maximize the financial benefits of owning property, without the burden of handling the complicated and time consuming management tasks that come with it.

When you’re a do-it-yourself landlord, collecting rent checks isn’t the only responsibility you have to deal with every month. Landlords are occasionally blindsided by big issues like misbehaving tenants, major repairs, and unexpected vacancies. And that’s to say nothing of the small annoyances they get bombarded with on a regular basis - coordinating move-ins, inspections, hiring contractors, tedious paperwork. Fortunately, taking care of issues big and small is what we focus on at Gordon James Realty.

We can make it so your role as a landlord actually is just about those monthly rent checks. See how our team of experts can help you with:

  • Marketing and Leasing
  • Inspections and Maintenance
  • Accounting and Collections
  • Financial Reporting


Guide to Choosing the Right Property Management Company

Choosing a property management company to take care of your asset(s) is a big decision. This free guide will give you straightforward advice on whether or not you need one, how to go about selecting one, and how to create a successful relationship with your property management partner.

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The latest from our resource center

  • D.C. a top draw for millennial generation

    Millennials are flocking to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for its job opportunities, cultural attractions, and vibrant neighborhoods. In fact, according to a recent report on Niche.com, the area is the nation’s third most popular city for the generation. And the city’s popularity among millennials has been influencing DC housing trends, fueling high demand for rentals and a preference for walkable, urban neighborhoods over homes in far-flung suburbs. Washington D.C. earned its top rank because of the high percentage of 25 to 34-year-olds who make it home. The rankings also took into account quality of life, measured by factors such as diversity, income, housing costs, crime rates, and younger residents’ views on …

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  • Rent Control in Washington DC – A Primer for Landlords

    If you’re going to be a landlord in Washington, D.C., you need to know about the district’s rent control laws. Depending on your property, the laws can affect how much rent you can charge, how often you can increase the rent, and how much it can go up each time. Exemptions from Rent Control The Rental Housing Act of 1985 governs rent control in D.C.. Under the law, all landlords must register as either exempt or not exempt from rent control. Exemptions from rent control include: Locally or federally subsidized units Owners (not corporations) who own four or fewer units Units built after 1975 Units vacant when the Act took …

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  • Should You Buy a Fixer Upper Rental Property or a Rehabbed House?

    When searching for investment property, are you better off buying a fixer or a home that’s already upgraded? It’s a common question, particularly from those making their first excursion into the income property arena. Unfortunately, there are numerous right answers, requiring your thoughtful consideration of multiple factors before you make the leap. Make your evaluation in light of the three most important rules of real estate. Location Location Location Whether you buy a home to occupy or rent, a desirable location supersedes all other considerations. Sure, you might find a seemingly fabulous “deal” on a property. However, if it’s in an undesirable location, you’ll face one or both of these challenges. Difficulty finding …

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  • D.C. area landlords must pay local business taxes, fees

    For Washington, D.C. area landlords, the tax man doesn’t rest once federal and state personal income taxes have been paid. Localities also levy business taxes and fees for rental property owners. People who own district rental property must pay a business tax on rental income and a license fee, while landlords with rentals in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County pay license taxes or fees. Any owner who has a property in the district that earns more than $12,000 in gross rents in a given year must file Form D-30 and pay the unincorporated franchise tax. Landlords making less than $1 million in gross rents pay the greater of the actual …

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  • The Investing Series: Quick and Dirty Property Investment Analysis in Excel (If Financing a Property with Cash)

    If you have decided to move forward after the due diligence stage of evaluating a property, you should make some calculations about your real estate investment’s potential to produce income. This article will teach you how to do a “quick and dirty” property investment analysis for a to-be-built multi-family rental project. While the numbers for hard costs, soft costs, lease rates per square foot, and operating expenses may differ based on the location and parameters of your property, you can use the same calculation methods. You can download the Excel file below to follow the provided calculations and learn how to do different analyses for your own projects. The Excel file will …

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