Renovating and restoring residential properties in the Washington DC area with distinctive design, quality and environmentally responsible building practices.

Our Work

Uptown Properties is an eco-conscious Washington DC-based real estate development company. We purchase, renovate and restore residential properties, primarily single-family homes. Our reputation is based on high quality design and construction, environmentally friendly practices, and exceptional service and value to buyers and sellers.

What makes us different?

  • Neighborhood-focused. We are proud to be long-time Washingtonians with knowledge of and commitment to the neighborhoods where we work (and live).
  • Eco-conscious. With backgrounds in sustainability and green building and design, we incorporate environmentally friendly materials and practices throughout our work such as using reclaimed and natural materials and incorporating energy and water-smart technologies to create safe and healthy homes.
  • Detail oriented. We take on only a handful of projects a year. By remaining small, we stay involved and focused on the details that make our properties unique.
  • Ethical and customer service oriented. We stand behind our work and don’t believe in taking short cuts or compromising on quality. We treat buyers, sellers, contractors, and neighbors with respect.

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Where We Work

Uptown Properties has completed more than two-dozen renovations either independently or in partnership with other well-established and like-minded developers.

Our primary geographic focus is on the neighborhoods north and east of downtown Washington, DC, including:

  • Petworth
  • Brightwood, Brightwood Park and Manor Park
  • 14th Street Heights
  • Columbia Heights
  • Park View
  • Edgewood
  • Brookland
  • North Michigan Park
  • Riggs Park
  • Bloomingdale and Ledroit Park
  • H Street Corridor/Atlas District
  • Trinidad

We've also worked with sellers in the following areas of Maryland:

  • Prince Georges County
  • Montgomery County
  • Baltimore County



Who We Are

Our work is the result of collaborative efforts among designers, architects, contractors, developers, trades people and artisans as well as the Washington DC area real estate community, including real estate agents, lenders, attorneys, title companies and investors.

Uptown Properties DC is led by Betty Weiss. Following a successful 25-year career as a nonprofit manager and executive in the field of sustainable community development, Ms. Weiss transitioned from part-time investor to full-time real estate development professional. Active in the DC real estate market since 2002, she has focused on renovating and restoring residential properties for the past decade. Her work has been featured in DC area blogs and publications including Urban Turf, PoPville, and the Northwest Current. She resides in Petworth in Northwest Washington, DC.

In Progress

We're currently working on projects in neighborhoods throughout DC. Interested in learning more?

(202) 441-4931 | [email protected]