The Garrett Companies has developed and continues to develop a number of residential communities in both Stafford and Loudoun Counties while expanding its efforts further north and south throughout the region.  These communities have typically been comprised of estate lots in semi-rural areas, many of which have been planned with on-site amenities such as parks, lakes, equestrian facilities and/or golf courses, but TGC's endeavors also include urban lots and multi-family product.  Our objective when creating development plans for these neighborhoods is to create quality community environments designed to meet particular market niches.

The Garrett Companies started in homebuilding and residential lot development before venturing into commercial development in the '90s.  Our focus now primarily consists of office buildings and parks due to the the need to house government contractors created by the various defense-related operations that are being relocated from throughout the United States to Quantico Marine Corps Base.  We have also developed and own a number of retail centers and, in meeting certain investment or development site acquisition needs, often acquire existing commercial buildings. Our objective when planning commercial development is to create a quality workspace or shopping environment.

We firmly believe that the remedies for the growth and congestion problems of the Greater Metro Washington area, Northern Virginia and most all metropolitan areas experiencing similar issues consist of (a) local mixing of residential and commercial real estate uses, and (b) alternative transportation sources. Much of the past several years have been dedicated to identifying and acquiring quality sites for mixed-use development with on-site, adjacent or alternative transportation sources in close proximity such as commuter rail (Metro or Virginia Rail Express), or air (Stafford Regional Airport). Our acquisitions are focused primarily on the Interstate 95 Corridor through Fredericksburg.

Our philosophy at The Garrett Companies is that a developer must control its future land inventory in order to ensure its success and that raw land holdings should be held almost entirely all equity. We target a 15 to 20-year supply of developable land to be held within our land inventory and our existing land portfolio is greater than 5,000 acres held in fee simple, including a number of large assemblages. Acquisition of sites to be developed this far into the future requires visionary thought and strategic planning. Our acquisition efforts are focused in submarkets supported by growth statistics, including the counties of Stafford, Prince William and Loudoun and the City of Fredericksburg in Northern Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina.