About Us

Sage Advice. Strong Returns.

This is what drives us: Everything we do is focused on creating the best possible return for your business, building, commercial real estate portfolio, or development project.

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Sound Due Diligence.

We dive deep to assess risk and ensure successful commercial real estate investments. No stone goes unturned.

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Skilled Negotiation.

Since 1976, we built a strong reputation as effective negotiators, consistently yielding beneficial results for our clients.

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Trusted Partners.

We take the long view when it comes to commercial real estate. It’s never about a single transaction. It’s about building and preserving long-term partnerships.

Our Team

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Jim Fitzgerald

Founder

Jim founded Fitzgerald Realty Group and has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1976. He’s played an integral role in developing the commercial real estate landscape of Frederick and the surrounding area.

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Seamus Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President

Seamus has been an integral component to Fitzgerald Realty Group’s success for the past 15 years. He’s negotiated scores of successful agreement across a wide array of commercial real estate assets. View his LinkedIn profile here.

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Sue Shank

Office Manager

Sue brings ten years of operations, accounting, and office management experience to the Fitzgerald team. View her LinkedIn profile here.

History

Fitzgerald Realty Group, Inc. started in business more than 40 years ago on West Patrick Street in Frederick as Fitzgerald and Matan Realty, Inc. 

One of our first big deals was the sale of a large farm along I-270 to a substantial international investor. This piqued founder Jim Fitzgerald’s interest in large land and farm deals, which he still has an interest in today.

We also helped Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) purchase an off-market industrial building on 19 acres of land to use for its materials distribution facility. A few years later, with our help, FMH acquired Rose Hill Plaza, a well-located retail facility that was used by the hospital and other businesses for years and is currently the site for the MD Anderson Cancer Network. 

Coincidentally, Rose Hill Plaza was the location of Jim’s son Seamus’ first deal in the business.

Seamus joined the team after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in finance with a concentration in real estate from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He wasn’t the only Fitzgerald kid that joined the team, though. At one point all six of the Fitzgerald children worked for Fitzgerald Realty Group. It’s been a true family affair and continues to be a family-owned and -operated business.  

The family continues to work on projects in the area, including commercial properties and numerous residential communities, most recently Holly Ridge, a 98-unit subdivision in Frederick.

On the commercial side, we help landlords and tenants find the perfect fit. Some recent notable deals include facilitating the conversion of a former car dealership into a state-of-the-art AAA Car Care Center and an indoor youth fun center. We also converted a burned-out shopping center to Frederick’s first and only Walgreens.  

We’ve been very active in the industrial development and leasing arena since day one. A notable industrial project is the 210-acre Stanford Industrial Park. 

In 2015, the $16-million sale of Highland Technology Center proved to be one of our most challenging projects to date. The investor who owned the property was looking to make a sale, but the property couldn’t be advertised due to their requirement for confidentiality. 

In 2017, the company won the Frederick County Real Estate Dealmakers Modern Masterpiece Award in conjunction with Ruppert Properties, LLC for the Monocacy Trading Center in Walkersville. The 210,000-square-foot industrial building was renovated from a long-term vacant, deteriorating warehouse to an award-winning facility.

In spring 2017, we relocated to the heart of downtown Frederick at the intersection of Second and Market streets. 

Through every business change, we take great pride in providing continuous service in commercial and land brokerage, commercial sales and leasing, land development, tenant representation, and real estate consulting in Maryland.  

Put our decades of commercial real estate experience to work for you.

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