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.


Sergio Herrera, GRI, CMCA Managing Broker & Owner

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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 Operations Manager & Realtor

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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 Transition Coordinator & Realtor

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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 Property Manager

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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 Property Manager & Realtor

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The hippest member of our staff (joined 2016), John serves as a Sales/Leasing Associate & Property Manager 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

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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 Accounting, Operations & Realtor

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Karen moved to the DMV from El Salvador in the mid-90s. She comes from a family of restaurateurs and joined the Hospitality Industry at an early age. Subsequently, she worked for several restaurant groups in the District, including Think Food Group by Jose Andres, and more recently she was the AGM at Acqua Al 2 by Mindful Restaurant Group.

This spring (2019) she concluded her long run in the Hospitality Industry and joined Scout Properties to embark on a new career path. She is presently working on attaining her Real Estate License and becoming a full-fledged member of our team.

Karen enjoys all things art related (illustrating, painting, attending art shows, etc.), road trips and travel, and spoiling her fur babies.

Tamica Crawford Property Manager

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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 Property Manager & Realtor

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Ben serves as a Sales/Leasing Associate and 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 pizza.

Kelli Hudson Lead Association Manager

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Kelli serves as the Condo Affairs Specialist for Scout Properties. Born and raised in the DC Metropolitan area, Kelli loves to play with her daughter at local parks and visiting all of the interesting nooks and crannies DC as to offer. Kelli travels extensively, reads about the history of everything, and makes custom miniatures.

Timothy Alexander Office Coordinator

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Tim is currently a property manager assistant (for lack of a better title) assisting our licensed property managers by spearheading important projects.

Tim is a serious road bike cyclist, probably having traveled more in one morning on his cycle than the rest of us do in one week while walking/driving/commuting.

Jordan Lombardo Property Manager & Realtor

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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 Condo Affairs Specialist

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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!)


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.