Our Services


The Gates Hudson commercial real estate team has extensive experience and over thirty years of demonstrated success assisting tenants, landlords, and investors in making educated decisions based on market knowledge, hands on experience and industry best practice.

The Commercial team consists of seasoned and multi-disciplined real estate professionals with extensive industry and market knowledge. Gates Hudson has the professional personnel, depth of resources and creative real estate thinking to fit any client's needs or asset class.

Commercial Leasing

Our highest priority is to maximize revenue through our proactive processes of maximizing building occupancy and controlling expense over the entire investment period. Our approach includes:

  • Proactive tenant communication to understand business needs and assure satisfaction/retention
  • Aggressive marketing and networking to identify and attract prospective new tenants
  • Negotiating the most favorable lease terms available using our extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants
  • Working closely with property management personnel to be sure our listed properties are well maintained, efficient and have attractive curb appeal
  • Ensuring client satisfaction post-lease or renewal transaction by continuing to work hand-in-hand with the owners' management or construction personnel to make sure tenants are satisfied with the improvement process

Tenant Representation

Gates Hudson’s long history of representing commercial landlords gives us a unique perspective and advantage when assisting tenants in selecting and analyzing suitable space options. Specifically, this allows us to anticipate an owner’s strategy or objectives and then negotiate more favorable lease terms for tenant clients (whether a new or renewal lease).

In short, we understand a landlord’s approach to leasing and we know the market thus putting valuable knowledge to work for clients looking to lease commercial space.

Commercial Property Management

We manage commercial properties as if we own them ourselves by operating every building in the most efficient and well maintained manner possible to ensure tenant satisfaction and retention. This, in turn, minimizes operating costs and turnover which serves to maximize rental income and return on investment. Our Commercial Property Management teams utilize their extensive experience in the field, the latest industry best practices and cutting edge technology to preserve and enhance asset value. Each manager also has ready access to a host of in-house resources including finance and accounting, engineering, energy management, sustainability and construction management.

Facility Management

Owner occupants' real estate strategy is focused on providing a safe and productive environment for their employees and other business functions in addition to being an investment. Gates Hudson’s approach not only includes operating a building in the most efficient manner possible, but also providing support for a business owner's other needs, such as space management, systems furniture, maintenance, teledata communications, visitor processing/screening, emergency planning and sustainability strategies. Gates Hudson personnel have a wide range of corporate, non-profit, association and government facility planning and management experience in the Washington DC Metropolitan market.