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Joint Venture Breaks Ground on Residential Component of 3.1 MSF Mixed-Use Project in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Urban Atlantic, Hines and Triden Development Group have broken ground on The Vale apartments and The Brooks condominiums at The Parks at Walter Reed in Washington, D.C. The Vale will be situated on a 2.3-acre site along Georgia Avenue and comprise 301 apartments and 18,300 square feet of retail space. PGIM Real Estate, the real estate investment management business of Prudential Financial Inc., will join the joint venture for developing the asset. Capital One provided …

Metrovest Equities, BLDG Management Acquire 343-Room Hotel in Capitol Hill for $111M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A partnership between Metrovest Equities Inc. and BLDG Management has acquired the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill, a 343-room hotel in the Capitol Hill submarket of Washington, D.C., for $111 million. Located at 415 New Jersey Ave., the property is the closest hotel to the U.S. Capitol building. It is within walking distance of Union Station, the National Mall, Georgetown University Law Center and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Amenities include an on-site …

PN Hoffman, Madison Marquette Break Ground on Phase II of $2.5B Mixed-Use Project in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Locally based developers PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette have broken ground on Phase II of The Wharf, a $2.5 billion, mixed-use project fronting the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. At full build-out, Phase II will feature 625,000 square feet of Class A office space, 255 apartments, 96 condominium units, 131 hotel rooms and a 109,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Phase II will also include a 1.5-acre park, two underground parking garages with more than …

Penzance Buys Office Building in D.C.’s East End for $85M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Penzance, a real estate owner, operator and developer based in Washington, D.C., has bought a 212,780-square-foot office building located at 50 F St. NW in the District’s East End. Washington Business Journal reports Tokyo-based Unizo Holdings Co. sold the property for $85 million, $24.5 million less than when the company bought it in 2016. Developed as part of Capitol Place, 50 F features a 3,500-square-foot conference facility with a 128-person capacity, a ground-floor …

Hines, Qatari Diar Open 360-Room Conrad Hotel in CityCenterDC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Developer Hines and investor Qatari Diar have delivered Conrad Washington, D.C., a 360-room, 10-story hotel. Situated at 950 New York Ave. NW, the hotel is the hospitality component of CityCenterDC, a 10-acre mixed-use neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C. The Conrad line is a luxury brand within the Hilton Hotels & Resorts family. The Conrad features 30,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 32,000 square feet of meeting space. Other amenities include James …

MAC Realty Advisors Arranges $15M Equity Investment for D.C. Apartment Renovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MAC Realty Advisors has arranged an equity partner for Channel Square Apartments, a 232-unit affordable housing community in Washington, D.C., that is owned by Somerset Development Co. and NHT Communities. The Jonathan Rose Cos. invested $15 million in the renovation of the property, situated at 325 P St. SW, about three miles south of downtown Washington, D.C. The renovation included a $1.3 million solar energy system. Andrew McAllister, Bruce Levin and Nick Rubenstein of …

Office Properties Income Trust Sells Office Building in Downtown D.C. for $70M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Office Properties Income Trust (OPI), a REIT, has sold a 129,035-square-foot office building located at 500 First St. NW in downtown Washington, D.C. The Bureau of Prisons is expected to leave the office by the end of April, leaving the property vacant. According to OPI CEO David Blackman, OPI planned to renovate the asset, “but at a sales price of more than $540 per square foot for a to-be vacant building, we decided to be opportunistic and focus our capital …

WashREIT Signs EIG Global to 51,000 SF Office Lease in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — WashREIT has signed EIG Global, which provides institutional capital to the global energy sector, to a two-floor, 51,000-square-foot office lease at Watergate 600 in Washington, D.C. EIG Glboal is expected to move into the space in January 2020 and remain there for 17 years and eight months. WashREIT recently renovated the 12-story building, upgrading the entry way, lobby, elevators and common areas. The asset is situated at 600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, adjacent to the John …

Saban Real Estate Buys D.C. Office Building from Piedmont for $170M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Angeles-based Saban Real Estate has purchased One Independence Square, a 334,000-square-foot office building located at 250 E. St. in Washington, D.C.’s Southwest submarket. Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: PDM) sold the nine-story office asset to Saban for approximately $170 million. Built in 1991 near the National Mall and the Smithsonian, One Independence was 94 percent leased at the time of sale to multiple government tenants. The property’s …

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Sells Hotel in D.C. for $141.5M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has closed on the sale of Hotel Palomar Washington DC, a 335-room hotel located at 2121 P St. N.W. in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. An undisclosed buyer purchased the hotel for $141.5 million. According to Pebblebrook, the sales price reflects a cap rate of 5.9 percent based on the hotel’s 2018 net operating income. The Bethesda, Md.-based hotel REIT will use proceeds from the sale for general business purposes, …

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