Welcome To Fred A. Smith

We are proud to offer some of Washington's best kept secrets and best values. Fred A. Smith Management has a long tradition and reputation of providing top value with top customer service. What does this mean to you? It means finding the apartment or house you want, at the price you want, without making the usual compromises. We have a friendly and knowledge staff that consistently receives excellent reviews from our tenants.

The Fred A. Smith Company has been in the property management business since 1946. Its founder, Fred A. Smith, was affiliated with the Floyd E. Davis Company prior to starting his own firm. On July 1, 1988, three partners purchased the company from Fred A. Smith's brother, J. Hawley Smith and his son, Fred W. Smith. In 1990 the company merged with Walsh, Mesmer & Associates an established management company.

The company currently manages over 2000 properties in the Washington Metropolitan area, 98% of which are located in the District of Columbia. These units are in every configuration from single-family dwellings to large multi-unit/multi-building complexes. Our clients are mostly long-term investors who by and large have been with the Fred A. Smith Company for many years.

We are a full service management company; our services include, but are not limited to rent collection, pursuit of tenants for non-payment of rent, all accounts payable functions and oversight and maintenance of the physical aspects of each property.

Our major goal is to make rental-housing work for both the investor-owner and for the tenants, because without one, the other cannot survive.