Akridge, Alcion Partners Sell Office Building in Downtown D.C. for $119M
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Akridge and Alcion Partners have sold 1701 Rhode Island Ave., a seven-story, 103,908-square-foot office building in downtown Washington, D.C., for $119 million. The partnership acquired the then-YMCA in March 2016 before repositioning the asset into an office building fully leased to WeWork. WeWork has occupied the space since February. Design firm Hickok Cole Architects and general contractor Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. led the redevelopment of 1701 Rhode Island to include a two-story lobby, pocket park, rooftop decks on the penthouse and seventh floor and a landscaped rooftop terrace. An affiliate of EXAN Capital acquired 1701 Rhode Island. Collins Ege, Sean McDermott, Nicholas Pappas and Nick Carpenter of Eastdil Secured represented the sellers in the transaction. EXAN Capital will remain as the asset manager.