About Us

Buchanan Partners was founded in 1998 and has been acknowledged as one of the most active real estate developers in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal. Buchanan Partners has acquired, entitled, developed or has under construction a portfolio of over five million square feet of commercial properties, including office, industrial, flex and retail projects. Buchanan Partners also has acquired, planned or developed over 2,000 acres of commercial and residential land.

Buchanan Partners’ predecessor, Buchanan Companies (1978-1998), pioneered developments in the then-emerging markets of Herndon, Ballston, western Alexandria and eastern Loudoun County in Virginia and Frederick County, Maryland. Following in these footsteps, Buchanan Partners has spearheaded commercial and residential development in today’s emerging markets, including southern Loudoun County and western Prince William County in Virginia, and Bowie in Maryland. In these markets, Buchanan has introduced and fostered innovative new generations of commercial buildings such as the LEED Gold Bowie Corporate Center and commercial condominiums, in both flex/industrial and Class A office product types. Buchanan Partners has development experience throughout the Washington Metropolitan Region and is currently active in nine jurisdictions. Buchanan Partners maintains both a strong regional perspective and local community involvement, in addition to the specific project focus that is necessary for a successful real estate development project. This involvement with the region and the community, in addition to the project, has distinguished Buchanan Partners from many of its peers.

Buchanan Partners’ reputation for integrity, innovation and quality continues to attract leading lending institutions and high-caliber equity partners. Buchanan Partners is proud of its’ many long term lending and equity relationships, and to be able to include Tishman Speyer Properties, Great Point Investors, Lennar/US Home, Atlantic Realty N.V., Kao Investments, Meritage Properties, JP Morgan, The Pinkard Group, Buvermo Investments, Principal Realty Group, and the Stanford University Endowment Fund as partners on multiple Buchanan Partners projects.

Founded in 1998

5,000,000+ Square Feet Developed

2,000+ Acres Entitled

Core Services

Acquisitions & Development

Buchanan seeks out and executes development and value-add investments in the path of growth, where strong underlying demographics and a mismatch between future demand and current supply meet to create opportunity. As an entrepreneurial group with decades of experience developing and operating projects across the full asset spectrum, we are able to move with the market, whether the current environment favors residential, office, retail, or industrial investments.


We operate at the forefront of the land use process, carefully balancing competing interests to maximize value creation for all stakeholders. Our in-house land planning expertise and longstanding relationships with local government agencies have allowed us to successfully navigate the planning and approvals process in over 15 jurisdictions across the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. Along the way, we have become immersed in the communities where our projects take place, even after exiting financially.

Asset Management

Buchanan is vertically integrated: we have assembled a talented team of property management, engineering, and maintenance professionals and combined it with the latest in building technology to provide best-in-class operational performance. Our internal construction management department works with tenants to craft build out solutions catered to their budget and schedule. We couple this hands-on approach with excellent capital markets relationships to realize the full value potential in every asset.