A full-service real estate investment and advisory company specializing in acquisitions & joint ventures, development, management & leasing of investment properties throughout the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Underwrite conservatively and operate entrepreneurially while always conducting ourselves so that our clients’ grandchildren will do business with our grandchildren.

We live in an era of rapid and unprecedented change resulting in new risks and opportunities. To manage such risks and seize such opportunities, BMC has become increasingly proactive, staying alert to new trends and nimble in its approach to management, development and partnerships.


In the midst of change, our core principles remain rock solid: honestyintegrityhard work, and alignment with partners. These principles are more important than ever.

BMC provides a wide range of services, customized to the specific needs of our clients, partners, and properties. We are driven by relationships and seek to align our interests with those of our clients and partners.


Because we are owners, we manage with an owner’s perspective. We think strategically as well as tactically to provide optimal results.

“BMC has been managing Lyon Village Apartments for over 50 years. My partners and I are at ease with the knowledge that BMC has the experience and the expertise necessary to navigate the ever-changing apartment market. They make informed, intelligent management decisions and keep our property competitive while retaining the charm and elegance of a mid-1900’s apartment community.”

Charles Bittinger, Owner, Lyon Village Apartments

We are experienced in all aspects of ground up development, as well as renovation, repositioning and adaptive re-use of properties.

“BMC acquired an aging, unanchored retail center and redeveloped the site into a sustainable, grocery-anchored center that was certified LEED-CS Gold and has exceeded all our financial projections.”

Kevin Osborne, Owner, Burtonsville Town Square

Leasing and tenant retention are important and closely related disciplines. We pay close attention to tenant mix and cultivate long-term relationships. Our greatest leasing tools are our existing tenants, as they are among our best references.

“At Lyon Village Shopping Center, BMC’s attention to creating a dynamic tenant mix has contributed to the center’s sustained high occupancy.”

M. Jordan, Owner, Lyon Village Shopping Center

We help owners address wide ranging strategic issues: from planning and entitlements to execution.

“BMC’s detailed and expert advice allowed our group to acquire a well-constructed industrial property at below replacement cost while providing immediate above market returns.”

A. King, Real Estate Investor

We are long-term investors in retail, multi-family and warehouse properties in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. We will consider direct acquisitions as well as joint ventures, ground leases and other structures.

“BMC Property Group’s approach works. They listened carefully and worked diligently with our trusted advisors to craft a joint venture agreement tailored to the needs of our family ownership group. When our needs unexpectedly changed well into the pre-development phase of the project, BMC listened again and completely restructured our agreement to realign itself with our new requirements and find a creative solution to the issues that had arisen. The result was a great outcome for all parties.”

Harry Martens, Imperial Investment Company

Here is a representative sampling of our commercial and industrial properties. We love a challenge and have tackled complex assignments ranging from foreclosures to estate planning to entitlements and ground up development.


Kenwood Station Shopping Center

Lyon Village Shopping Center

Seventh & Motter Center

Northlake I & II



Lyon Village Apartments has renovated one and two-bedroom apartments for rent in the heart of North Arlington. We offer both vintage and modern charm in large, well-lit apartments located in the Lyon Village historic district, adjacent to Clarendon and close to Georgetown, Rosslyn, and Ballston. Half a mile from the Clarendon Metro Station, you can retreat to our quiet, spacious, tree-filled courtyard after work. Dinner is easy: we’re across the street from The Italian Store, Giant and BGR, The Burger Joint.

Office: 703-465-9700

Fax: 703-465-9107


Tuesday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM


Riverview Apartments includes one and two bedroom apartments in a variety of styles to meet every budget. Located in the Historic District of Laurel, MD, we are conveniently located between the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. Bus routes and a MARC station are within walking distance, and the ICC, I-95, B/W Pkwy (I-295) are a short drive away. All that beautiful Main Street has to offer is right around the corner: casual and fine dining, food markets, and a post office.

Office: 301-490-3988

Fax: 301-490-6505


Tuesday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays by Appointment

At the heart of BMC is its staff, who together have over 100 years of real estate experience.



Chris joined BMC in 1981 as a fourth generation member of a family business and is its majority owner and President. Chris is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a Certified Shopping Center Manager. He is actively involved in a number of industry associations, including the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the US Green Building Council. He is also a founder and director of Congressional Bank. Chris is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations including Rotary International, the Nature Conservancy, and the B-CC Y’s Youth & Family Services.


Senior Vice President

Michele brings over 25 years of management experience to her position as Senior Vice President at BMC where she oversees our property management efforts. Prior to joining BMC, Michele supervised the staff and property management of two million square feet of commercial property in the Washington Metropolitan Area. A graduate of Western Maryland College with an MA in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland, Michele is a past Chair of both the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Montgomery. She has years of experience in project entitlement, planning and management. Michele is also on the board of the Nonprofit Village, which, by providing affordable office space and opportunities for collaboration and training, strengthens the reach and effectiveness of non-profit organizations in Montgomery County.


Vice President

Ronald holds a B.A. from American University and Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Since joining BMC in 2012, Ronald has been involved in numerous facets of the business, including acquisitions & dispositions, financial analysis, retail leasing, multi-family management, and market research. Ronald is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Maryland and a member of ULI, ICSC and AOBA.



Helga is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, with extensive experience directing and executing financial reporting and analysis in the real estate sector. Her experience allows her to work cross-functionally with our team, clients, and vendors. Helga holds a Master’s degree in Accountancy from The George Washington University.

Other key staff members include ALLISON JONES, a property management associate, and junior accountant CHRISTINA GARCIA.

Here’s what’s happening at BMC and around the industry.

  • Payments During Quarantine

    The health and safety of our tenants and staff is the top priority for BMC Property Group. To do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and following health and safety recommendations from the State and Federal Government, our offices will be working remotely. We are committed to continuing to serve our tenants in […]
  • Covid-19 Resources

    We ask that all of our tenants practice social distancing (6 feet or more) as advised by the CDC. Please alert your property manager if you, or someone you have come into contact with may have contracted the virus. We have compiled a list of national and local health and governmental resources below. Federal Resources: […]
  • Ribbon Cutting for the Nonprofit Village Center

    The Nonprofit Village Center celebrated the grand opening of their new incubator space this week. BMC’s Michele Horwitz Cornwell, a member of NPV’s board, was in attendance. BMC is a proud supporter of NPV’s cause. Please see below for the full press release. Gaithersburg, MD (December 3, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported […]

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Office: 301-767-2800
Fax: 301-767-2801


6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 303
Bethesda, MD 20817