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Washington DC Real Estate Specialists

About Us

Walnut Street has been part of the Washington DC community for over 30 years. We are here to help you with your real estate.

Bobby Montagne


Robert “Bobby” Montagne is a real estate entrepreneur with three decades of experience in commercial and residential property development, finance and sales. Having successfully overseen $15 billion in career transactions, he is among an elite class of private real estate lenders that has consistently delivered high-quality returns to partners and investors.

A native of Fairfax, VA, Bobby earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with Honors from George Mason University and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech.

Katia Potapov

VP of Operations

Katia Potapov serves as the VP of Operations for Walnut Street Finance. She has over 16 years of operational and project management experience in various industries, including real estate and construction, media and entertainment, industry associations, and government agencies. Through her extensive experience, Katia has mastered business strategy development and process improvements within an organization.

Highlights in her career include the management of over 150 design, construction, and engineering projects in major hotels and casinos to include Tropicana, Borgata, Trump Casinos and, the Saratoga Racetrack. In addition, Katia has fixed and flipped properties for her own portfolio.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York and is fluent in Russian and conversant in Spanish and French.

Melissa Deal

Senior Development Officer


As a Senior Development Officer at Walnut Street Finance, Melissa works closely with real estate customers helping to structure and originate real estate transactions. Prior to becoming a Development Officer, she was Walnut Street Finance’s Portfolio Manager, performing comparative market analysis and risk assessment as well as due diligence and closing logistics for the origination team. In addition, she managed the strategy, design, and implementation of public relations efforts to stakeholders and media in order to build brand awareness as well as develop and maintain a strong client base. Melissa has more than 12 years of operational, communications and project management experience in the real estate and construction industries with 8 additional years of experience managing large-scale projects and campaigns for corporate and government clients.

Melissa graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Design.

Experts in Washington DC

Walnut Street has hundreds of real estate projects and properties in the Washington DC area. You are in good hands when you trust us to buy your house.

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Properties from Our Real Estate Portfolio

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