Our Professionals

Jorge E. Portalea 

Business Broker and Real Estate Professional

Cell: 240-305-1156

With Jorge Portalea, you are working with a man who has many natural talents and skills developed through experience.

Jorge has owned and operated multiple businesses in the greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas and possesses a wealth of experience in automotive, retail management,  restaurants, food services, wholesale distribution, security services, and most of all, customer service.

He has been a franchisee with major oil companies and served on the board of  directors for WMDA (Washington – Maryland – Delaware – Service Station & Automotive Repair Association).

As a service director with several large car dealerships, Jorge implemented four day work weeks, team systems, and double shifts, all the while maintaining Customer Service Ratings above national averages.

He founded J & B Electronics a wholesale electronics distributor, Portalea Enterprises, Inc. ( Gas stations, convenience stores, and Auto repair shops), Portalea Racing – SCCA – IMSA Race Team, (Designed, built, and race car driver). He also served with BSR (Bill Scott Racing) as a racing instructor, counter terrorist instructor, security and motorcade driving instructor for over 28 years. All this while building his Business Brokerage and Real Estate companies, “The Portalea Business Group” in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

He is currently the president of Tri-State Realty Partners, LLC and serving the President of the Mid-Atlantic Business Intermediaries Association (MABIA), and is a member of International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM, Candidate), Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and his Broker of record is Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
In 2018, Jorge was the name one of the  “One of the Top Real Estate Agents” for Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. in Virginia and Maryland! He also won the honor of #1 Commercial Real Estate agent in Montgomery County, Maryland
Jorge is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Matthew Barry

Business Broker and Real Estate Professional

Cell: 240-595-5557

As an expert real estate executive with over twenty-eight years of experience in retail, commercial office, multi-family residential, condominiums, and single-family houses, Matt enjoys providing clients, owners, investors, and tenants with great returns and expert guidance.

A native of Washington D.C., a Gonzaga High School, UMBC and UB alum, and current Kensington resident, Matt is intimately familiar with the market and properties of all kinds in the DMV.

Matt has also worked on numerous projects from acquisitions to redevelopments.

With his MBA in Finance, he can analyze any business situation and ensure clients reach their business goals. Whether buying, selling, or leasing a commercial or residential property or business, Matt is the motivated professional that will provide honest service and exceed your expectations.


  • MBA, Finance, UB
  • BA, Economics, UMBC, NCAA Division I Academic All-American
  • Certified Shopping Center Manager, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • VP Chamber of Commerce, Kensington & Wheaton
  • Representative, Montgomery County (WUDAC)

Lynda Knapp

Lynda is a Realtor® licensed in Maryland.  Living in the Montgomery County area for the past 30 years and raising her four children here, she knows the area extremely well. Lynda is a trusted advisor, practiced negotiator, and skilled house-hunter.  She diligently works to offer personalized care throughout the entire process, from start to finish.

Lynda lives with her husband, Eric, in Gaithersburg, Maryland with their two Bernese Mountain dogs and a revolving door of young adults.  When she’s not helping you find your perfect home, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on craft projects, and walking her dogs.