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Scout Properties provides adept, experienced real estate services in the District of Columbia. We are committed to providing unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business, including residential property management, community association management, and residential sales.

Whether you are a high-powered government official or a summer intern, our goal is the same: to become your helpful, local real estate partner for years to come.

 

 

The Team

Our staff, licensed agents & property managers put your needs and goals first. We are committed to a quality-over-quantity approach. Delivering the best possible service to our clients means not taking on more work than we can manage effectively. For that reason, we focus only on Washington, DC’s central corridor, and do not work in Virginia or Maryland.

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Sergio Herrera, GRI, CMCA Managing Broker

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Sergio Herrera is Scout Properties’ Principal Broker and Founder. After earning his Master’s Degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2003, Sergio moved to the DC region to work for the National Park Service. Enamored by the city’s history and unique architecture, Sergio transitioned into the real estate world and never looked back. Sergio is a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®).

Sergio resides in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of DC with his husband, two cats and two dogs. During his personal time, Sergio can be found cooling off in swimming holes, socializing with friends at local watering holes and traveling through wormholes. Sergio is an Eagle Scout.

 

 

Stephen Spencer Management Director & Agent

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Stephen Spencer is a Sales Associate & Senior Property Manager of Scout Properties. Born in New York, Stephen made DC his home after graduating from The George Washington University in 2008 with a major in Sociology. He was drawn to real estate after purchasing and restoring a historic Arts & Crafts style bungalow in 2010. Visiting and listing unique properties in all four quadrants of DC is his favorite part of the job. Stephen currently lives in Hyattsville, Maryland with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid cyclist and competitive cyclocross racer.

Kelly Moss Southall Licensing Manager & Lead Agent

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Kelly serves a vital role with Scout Properties as its lead Sales/Leasing Associate and Transition Coordinator. Catch him if you can, because he is always on the road visiting properties, meeting with new clients and helping prospective tenants find a new place to call home. Kelly moved to DC in 2006 to join Washington, D.C.’s premier contemporary dance company, Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, where he serves dual roles as a dancer and the Associate Artistic Director.  His international performance opportunities with the company through the US Department of State have taken him all over the world, where he uses talent and skills to engage in meaningful cultural exchanges and diplomacy.  Kelly received his Master’s Degree from George Washington University in 2013, while working as adjunct faculty.

Marlon Marshall Licensed Agent

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Up until Joining Scout Properties, Marlon’s entire professional life has been in the hospitality industry. He began his restaurant career in high school (in Alexandria, Virginia) as a busser and quickly rose through the ranks, being promoted to management by the age of 21. These leadership qualities led him to DC’s bustling 14th Street scene, where he operated restaurants for a well-known and acclaimed restaurant group. No stranger to juggling multiple tasks, needing to stay organized and dealing with multiple personalities, Marlon never lets them see him sweat.

In his free time, he is a dedicated political podcast listener, as well as a master curator of music playlists. A native of Lorton, Virginia, Marlon now resides in DC’s Shaw neighborhood.

John Thompson Licensed Agent

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The hippest member of our staff (joined 2016), John serves as a Sales/Leasing Associate for Scout Properties. John is exceptionally personable and loves to be as “hands on” as possible.

Born and raised in Southern Maryland, John enjoys watching a good soccer match, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, exercising, and exploring the city. John is a sailboat captain.

 

Maxwell Behrens Comptroller

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Max came to Scout Properties as a business consultant in 2014 and liked it so much he converted to a full-time staff member by the end of the year.  A native of Minnesota, Max was educated at Tulane and Harvard Universities before settling in with his wife in Southwest DC.  When not at work, Max can be found at Nationals Park, the Kennedy Center, or volunteering with Brookland’s own Troop 98.

David Holtze Property Manager & Agent

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David was born and raised in Northwest Iowa where he eventually moved to Long Island, New York. After high school, David attended The American University in Washington DC, graduating with a degree in International Relations. In his free time, David enjoys cooking delicious meals at home, travelling abroad, and camping on weekends.

Karen Hernandez Compliance Director & Agent

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Originally from EL Salvador, Karen grew up in Maryland. After graduating High School, she bartended the scenes in Bethesda and moved to DC to bartend some more and manage a couple of restaurants. After a few years working in the hospitality industry, she put her barware away and landed at Scout Properties in 2019.

Karen is a multipotentialite and a quick study. She is currently a Sales/Leasing Agent and Accountant at Scout Properties. Her previous managing experience has also made her the go-to for training new team members.

Tamica Crawford Property Manager & Agent

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Tamica was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but raised in Prince George’s County. She moved to the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington DC after getting married. Tamica is a mother to three beautiful daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing tennis. She has a passion for Interior Design and Real Estate, so much so that she visits open houses on Sundays….just for kicks.

Benjamin Sanders Senior Property Manager & Agent

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Ben serves as a Sales/Leasing Associate and a Senior Property Manager for Scout Properties. Born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania, Ben moved to Washington, DC in 2012 to attend The George Washington University, where he majored in Theatrical Design and Dance.  In his free time, Ben works with Washington, D.C.’s premier contemporary dance company, Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, where he serves dual roles as a dancer and the technical coordinator. Ben likes loves pizza.

Kelli Baskerville Director of Associations Affairs

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Kelli serves as the Director of Association Affairs for Scout Properties. Kelli’s career at Scout Properties began in 2019 and she quickly moved up the ranks, earning her CMCA on her way to becoming an expert in condo association management.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Kelli made her transition to the DMV in 2015 for a short-term stay, pursuing hospitality as a barista & bartender, then began a family of her own.
Kelli is a classically trained pianist and enjoys keeping up with it in her spare time. She currently lives with her husband and growing family in Maryland. Kelli loves to travel, enjoys reads about the history of….well, everything, and making custom miniatures.

Crystal Martinez Office Coordinator & Front Desk Services

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Jordan Lombardo Property Manager & Agent

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Jordan grew up in a small town in Central New York State. He worked in a restaurant for much of his life there, so he knows how to hustle. He moved to the DMV in 2012 to further his engineering studies, however, he eventually returned to his restaurant roots when he took a position with Amtrak as a chef on long-distance train routes. In 2014, he started a successful short-term rental management company. Jordan continued to work with Amtrak as a train manager until 2017 when he left his job to focus on his business. And now he continues to expand in the industry by teaming with Scout Properties.

Jordan loves to cook… and eat. His favorite pastimes are exploring new restaurants with his partner, enjoying pub games with friends, and relaxing at home with his two dogs.

Anthony Sorto Property Manager

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Anthony Sorto has a lizard named “Peaches”.
Anthony is a military brat, having lived all over the world, but has called the DMV home for his adult life. Recently married in 2021, in his spare time Anthony is an avid video gamer and enjoys watching Premier League Soccer. (Also, Vamos United!)

JeNard Carpenter Accountant

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JeNard has deep experience in accounting, banking and….music! Originally from Randallstown, Maryland, JeNard attended Morgan State University. JeNard returned to Washington after a career in administrative and financial support in Tallahassee, Florida and Alabama. Jenard is a talented Gospel Music Artist and recently released his debut solo CD. His passions are music and traveling.

Sofie Niang Condo Affiars

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Nicholas Mihailovic Property Manager

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Born in Vermont, Nick remained in DC after graduating from The George Washington University in 2020 with a major in International Affairs. After a year and a half of tech sales and cold outreach, Nick found that solving problems through real estate to be much more tangible and rewarding.

When done providing excellent customer service to his tenants, Nick returns to Glover Park to serve his excellence, the cat. He is a basketball fanatic, hot sauce endurer, and listens to every new rap album on Fridays.

Nick is also a seasoned Farmer’s Market manager, so he knows how to tell the good one from the bad ones.

 

The Office

We encourage you to contact us anytime—we are here to help you. Call (202) 506-4632 during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm) to speak to a friendly and devoted member of our staff.

Our Services Include

  • Residential Rental Property Management
  • Community Association Management
  • Residential Sales and Leasing

Our Strengths Include

  • Clear communication
  • Timely follow-up
  • Attention to detail
  • Unwavering honesty

The team at Scout Properties is great at what they do. Sergio (the owner) is very persistent, so for people needing to get something done on a timeline and having particular specifications, Sergio is your guy. They’re also a fun bunch, which helps the process move more smoothly and made me feel really comfortable with all of this real estate stuff.

Iris C.
Washington, D.C.