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Washington, DC Commercial and Residential Real Estate Company

Founded in 1980, Jackson Prentice Real Estate Services, LLC (“JPRES”) is a family-owned company specializing in commercial and residential real estate in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.  As a boutique real estate firm, we offer a wide range of services including:

  • investment brokerage and sales
  • leasing brokerage
  • first-class full service property management
  • hard-to-acquire assemblage work for developers


Washington, DC Property Management – Commercial Properties and Investment Properties

JPRES was founded by Jackson B. Prentice and his wife, Mary Ruth Prentice.  Mr. Prentice was born in Washington, DC in 1949 and spent his early adolescence in DC’s Chinatown at 5th and H Street, NW.  Mr. Prentice has either lived or worked in the Washington D.C. all of his life, while his wife moved to Washington, DC from North Carolina in 1969.

Mr. Prentice expanded his real estate services in 1988 to form Jackson Prentice Management Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPRES, which specializes in full service property management of commercial and investment properties in the DC metropolitan area.

Hannah Prentice Traul, their daughter, joined JPRES in 2004 and has served as a critical team member to continue its growth as a full service real estate company.

Our People

Washington, DC Real Estate Brokers

Jackson Prentice, Principal Broker, graduated from Elon University in North Carolina in 1973.  He is a Washington, DC native spending his childhood in both Washington and Alexandria, VA.  His grandparents were the superintendents of the Gospel Rescue Ministries located at 5th and H Street, NW (Chinatown) for over 40 years.  His father, James H. Prentice, was a commercial real estate broker in the Washington DC metropolitan area and introduced Mr. Prentice to the business in 1973. That same year, Mr. Prentice was married to his beautiful wife Mary Ruth Cathey, who was a flight attendant for United Airlines.  They have been blessed with two children, Jackson William Prentice and Hannah Ruth Prentice Traul. When out of the office, you may find him on the golf course with phone in hand.

Mary Ruth Prentice, Vice President, overseeing daily administration tasks, accounting, and graphic art as it relates to advertising, memorandum of lease, and sales offerings.

Hannah Prentice Traul, Associate Broker, graduated from the University of Virginia in 2003. Her career began as a real estate agent with JPRES in 2004. Mrs. Traul received her Master’s in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. She served on the alumni board of Saint Stephen’s and Saint Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia and served on the Real Estate Forum Board of JHU.