We’re Your Kind of People.

Bernstein Management Corporation is a regional leader in real estate management, investment and development. We own and manage an investment portfolio of 93+ properties including 3.8 million square feet of commercial space, and over 6,000 apartments in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

It all started back in 1953 with Norman Bernstein. He had this crazy idea to build a real estate management company that puts people first. He believed integrity should be at the core of everything we do – and we’re proud to say, six decades later, it still is. As we evolve and grow, we’ll continue to make good decisions that benefit our residents, employees, investors, brokers, and our communities. What’s important to you is important to us: financial strength and stability, steadfast leadership, long-term investments in desirable locations, exceptional and uncommon service, innovation, and fresh experiences. We’re people who do our best to make your life more incredible.

People with Purpose.

Some of them have been here for decades. One held a tenant’s hand through a medical emergency. One keeps her team on their toes with surprise adventures. One bakes for the entire office once a week. These are just a handful of over 180 employees who always go the extra mile.

Meet the People Who Work for You.

More than leaders, we’re experts on living well. We are passionate about people and treat others the way we want to be treated.

Joshua B. Bernstein

Chief Executive Officer

Joshua Bernstein is Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein Management Corporation and its investment affiliate Bernstein Development Corporation. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bernstein directs the acquisition, development, management and financial activities of the firm.

Mr. Bernstein serves as a member of the Federal City Council and is a director on the Washington Board of SunTrust Bank, the Meyer Foundation and the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center. He is a past board chair of the Sidwell Friends School and is vice president of the Diane and Norman Bernstein charitable family foundation.

Mr. Bernstein received a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University, magna cum laude, a general course degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He lives in Washington with his wife and three children.

Robert S. Sandler

President

Robert Sandler joined Bernstein Management Corporation in 1988 and serves as its President. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm, and plays an integral role in the acquisition of properties. Mr. Sandler is a shareholder of Bernstein Management Corporation and its investment affiliates.

Mr. Sandler’s prior work experience included G/A Partners, where he performed market feasibility studies for diverse real estate projects throughout the United States, and Arthur Anderson & Co. in their audit division. Mr. Sandler has served as a director on the board of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and is a past treasurer and trustee for Beth Sholom Congregation.

Mr. Sandler grew up in South Africa. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Bachelor of Accounting degree and his Chartered Accountant designation before immigrating to the United States to study for his M.B.A. degree at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Charles T. Hathway

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Charles Hathway provides legal and business oversight of the firm’s operations and investment management, and is active in development and in leasing, financing, acquisition and joint venture transactions. He is a shareholder of Bernstein Management Corporation and certain investment affiliates.

Prior to joining Bernstein Management Corporation in 2000, Mr. Hathway was a real estate partner at Lerch, Early & Brewer, and before that he practiced real estate law at Venable, Baetjer & Howard. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Collins Foundation.

Mr. Hathway earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1983, and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore in 1988, cum laude, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He also studied at the University of Chicago Cobb School of Business.

Katherine Porter Page

Senior Vice President, Commercial Property Management

Katherine Porter Page is Senior Vice President of Commercial Property Management for Bernstein Management Corporation’s commercial portfolio. Mrs. Page supervises all management and operations for approximately 6.5 million square feet of office, industrial and R&D buildings in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. She joined the company in October, 1993.

Mrs. Page’s prior work experience includes eight years with Trammell Crow Company’s Northern Virginia Division as a Senior Property Manager handling office, industrial, and retail properties.

Mrs. Page received her Associate of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1981 and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1983 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Finance.

Mrs. Page earned her Certified Property Manager designation in 1990 and is a current member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Washington DC Association of Realtors. She is currently licensed as a Property Manager in the District of Columbia.

Susan Haas

Senior Vice President, Residential Property Management

Susan Haas is Senior Vice President of Residential Property Management for Bernstein Management Corporation’s residential portfolio. She is responsible for overseeing the management and operations of 33 properties comprising over 4,000 apartment units in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Ms. Haas holds a property management license in the District of Columbia and has been with Bernstein Management since 1992.

Prior to joining Bernstein Management Corporation, Ms. Haas worked in property management for over 20 years with Grady Management Corp. and CI Mitchell & Best Company.

David Batlan

Senior Vice President of Finance

David Batlan joined Bernstein Management Corporation in 2009 and serves as Senior Vice President of Finance for the company and its many affiliate entities. Mr. Batlan oversees the accounting and information technology operations of the firm.

Prior to joining Bernstein Management, Mr. Batlan worked as a CPA for a public accounting firm before heading the accounting and financing departments for three regional homebuilders in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Mr. Batlan received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary in 1976. His volunteer efforts include constructing homes with Habitat for Humanity, preparing and distributing food with organizations that feed the homeless and advising homeowner associations on financial matters. He currently lives in Rockville with his wife and youngest son.

Austin Herndon

Senior Vice President

Austin Herndon joined Bernstein Management Corporation in June, 2001, and currently serves as Senior Vice President for its commercial portfolio. Mr. Herndon oversees the leasing of approximately 3.5 million square feet of office, medical, flex, and industrial properties located in the greater DC and Baltimore area.

Prior to joining Bernstein Management Corporation, Mr. Herndon worked on the institutional sales desk at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group in Arlington, Virginia. He received a B.A. in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1996. Mr. Herndon grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and currently resides in Potomac with his wife and three children.

Fred Underwood

Senior Vice President

Fred Underwood joined BMC in 2008 and serves as Senior Vice President. Mr. Underwood devotes his time to the acquisition and development activities of the company. Prior to joining Bernstein Management Corporation, Mr. Underwood worked in real estate development and leasing for Buchanan Partners, LLC and served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts.

He received a B.A. from Brown University, a J.D., cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law, a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from Columbia University, and his M.B.A. degree from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.  Mr. Underwood lives in Washington with his wife and two children.

Helping Others – It’s Just How We’re Programmed.

When we talk about going above and beyond for our people, we don’t just mean our residents and tenants. As a company and as individuals, we share a commitment to corporate social responsibility by serving others and our communities. It’s an important part of the Bernstein culture. We encourage and support our team members to give back via company-wide events, volunteer leave, and a charitable matching donation program. We’re proud to have partnered with so many wonderful national and local organizations including Habitat For Humanity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Martha’s Table and Children’s National Hospital.

Small Changes Make a Big Difference.

At BMC, we’re committed to making positive, sustainable changes that will benefit our communities and the world. That’s where our Green Living Initiative comes in. By taking action to reduce our carbon footprint, increase the efficiency of our buildings, and conserve our resources, we build and maintain living environments that are not only comfortable to be in, but also environmentally friendly.


LED bulbs in most apartments and common areas


LED’s last up to seven times longer and use 80% less electricity than comparable incandescents.

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Energy Star-rated air conditioners and refrigerators

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These appliances are at least 10% more efficient than equivalent conventional models.

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Heating buildings with natural gas, the cleanest burning fossil fuel

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Natural gas significantly reduces carbon emissions compared with heating oil.

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Insulating hot water and steam pipes to reduce fuel consumption.

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Each one-foot section of three-inch insulated steam pipe saves 342 BTUs per hour.

We’re doing our part, here’s what you can do.

Recycle! Every Bernstein building features convenient recycling bins, so there’s no reason not to.

Even more annoying than a steadily dripping faucet is how much water it wastes: over 500 gallons/month! Please notify us of leaking basins, tubs and toilets right away.

Choose energy efficient products and avoid anything that comes with excessive packaging.

Don’t forget to turn off lights, TVs, computers, and yes, phone chargers. Even switched off electronics may use power while plugged into an outlet.

Keep windows closed during heating/cooling season. If you experience conditions that are either too hot or too cold in your apartment, please contact your building manager.