What we're about


GRID Prince Frederick is lead by powerhouse duo, Shad and Melanie Montague.

Based in Maryland, The Montagues have earned their stripes in both the investing and retail world, and have recently expanded operations to Virginia and now bravely lead two GRID Chapters: Alexandria and Prince Frederick.

Together, they are an example of leadership that practices consistency and comes from a place of contribution.

Montague Properties with Keller Williams Select Realtors is a premier real estate team focusing on selling real estate in Maryland with a focus on the Eastern Shore, Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties.

As the #1 team in their local market center, Montague Properties has a combined 25 years of experience real estate and has sold an average of 60 homes per year with a sales volume over 77 Million Dollars. Montague Properties has ranked in the top 10 percent for sales the Maryland/DC region. In 2018, they focused on helping 125 families in the sale or purchase of their forever home.


GRID started in 2007 with less than 10 people and has since grown to over 11,000 members in 12+ locations in 3 states.

We believe the networking, education and inspiration you need to become a real estate investing pro is best found at the local level – which means that you need local knowledge, local contacts and local resources to help you grow.

GRID represents who we are (a power network) and what we do:

G: grow (your database)

R: return (on relationships)

I: invest (in people and assets)

D: develop (leadership and expertise)

Each Chapter is run by active and experienced real estate entrepreneurs who are doing deals in their area and who have joined GRID to share their stories, facilitate conversations, nurture relationships, and create more business opportunities for everyone in the room.

We welcome real estate entrepreneurs of all experience levels to join us in the endeavor to build and expand your reach, knowledge-base, business, and potential.

See you out there!

Upcoming events (5)

How To Invest In Apartments: Scale Your Portfolio

Online event

Having a quality rental property is a good thing— having dozens of them can be a game-changer that provides a steady income and generational wealth. We will discuss strategies to scale a rental portfolio and find deals in multi-unit properties.

How To Be The Bank: Building Wealth Through Private Lending

Doing deals isn’t the only way (and maybe not even the best way) to make money investing in real estate. This event is all about how YOU can be the bank and how to properly structure loans to other investors that can provide solid, safe returns on your money— without getting your hands dirty.

Holiday Party + Exciting Flips Of 2020

OGannigans Irish Pub

Let’s celebrate a great year and talk about what we are going to accomplish in 2021!

How to Estimate Renovations

Harriet E Brown Community Center

This month's CAZA Investor Network Meetup is one of the most popular - "How to Estimate Renovations"Come out and hear us explain how we estimate renovations on our investment properties BEFORE we actually go look at them. It's a critical skill that will save you time and make you money. We'll talk about the types of renovation and materials we put in our properties and show examples from our deals. Of course, we'll also have the very best networking in town with other investors, wholesalers, funding sources and more. See you there!

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