John J. Tait

“Treat people like you would like to be treated.”

In 2002, John Tait laid the foundation for what would become Blackwood Management, Inc. Mr. Tait has taken Blackwood Management’s client base from one small residential association in 2002 to an extensive portfolio; including residential communities (townhouses, condominiums, single-family), commercial condominium, and office/retail/warehouse associations. Moreover, Blackwood Management has become one of the largest locally owned commercial property managers within the greater Fredericksburg area. Mr. Tait supervises Blackwood Management’s staff by promoting a team effort and the need for constant improvement of both methods and procedures which will better serve our clients’ needs. A native of central Minnesota, John grew up working on his family’s farm. Prior to starting Blackwood Management, Inc., John Tait retired with a distinguished military career in the U.S. Air Force spanning 21 years.


  • 21 years in the U.S. Air Force
  • 14 years in association and commercial property management

  • Community Associations Institute (CAI) Member – Central Virginia Chapter
  • Certified Manager of Community Associations – CMCA
  • Association Management Specialist – AMS