District of Columbia

Ocean West Capital, Hana Asset Management Purchase NASA Headquarters Building in D.C. for $360M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An investment group led by Ocean West Capital Partners and Hana Asset Management Co. Ltd. has purchased Two Independence Square in Washington, D.C. The seller, Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: PDM), has invested roughly $50 million to renovate the building. Constructed in 1992 as the headquarters for NASA, the nine-story, 606,000-square-foot property is located at 300 E St. S.W., about three blocks off the National Mall in Washington’s Southwest submarket. Two..

July 13, 2017

Trammell Crow Co. to Redevelop Motion Picture Association of America Building in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trammell Crow Co. (TCC), in partnership with Meadow Partners, has acquired an 80 percent condominium interest in the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Building in Washington, D.C. Located at 888 16th St., the building sits adjacent to the Hay Adams Hotel and one block from the White House. TCC plans to transform the 50-year old property into a 150,000-square-foot office building featuring a rooftop lounge, fitness center and a terrace with views of the Washington..

July 12, 2017

Oxford Properties, Norges Bank Real Estate Acquire Two Office Towers in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oxford Properties Group, in a joint venture with Norway-based-Norges Bank Real Estate Management, has acquired two office towers in Washington, D.C. — 900 16th Street N.W. and 1101 New York Avenue N.W. The nine-story, 122,000-square-foot 900 16th Street is LEED Gold-certified and features an outdoor terrace, fitness center and underground parking. The property, sold by The JBG Cos. and ICG Properties LLC, was 75 percent leased at the time of sale. The 12-story 1101 New..

July 5, 2017

MBA Predicts Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Originations Will Decline by 3 Percent in 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has projected that commercial and multifamily originations will decline in 2017, ending the year at $478 billion—3 percent lower than volumes in 2016. For 2017, mortgage banker originations of just multifamily mortgages are forecast at $206 billion, with total multifamily lending at $245 billion. "Markets continue to move forward, but the rapid increases in property values, transaction volumes and other fundamentals that..

June 30, 2017

Government Properties Income Trust to Acquire First Potomac Realty Trust for $1.4B

BETHESDA, MD. — Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ: GOV) has agreed to purchase all of the outstanding shares of First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO) in a deal that is valued at $1.4 billion. The all-cash transaction, which includes the assumption of debt, is expected to close before the end of 2017. First Potomac shareholders will receive $11.15 in cash per share, or about $683 million in aggregate, at the close of the transaction. This represents a premium of about 9.3 percent..

June 28, 2017

Natixis Provides $39M Loan for Hyatt Place Hotel in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Natixis has provided a $39 million floating-rate, first mortgage loan to Washington, D.C.-based Excel Group for the acquisition of the 200-room Hyatt Place hotel located in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The 14-story, LEED Silver-certified hotel was constructed in 2014. Designed by Cooper Carry Inc., the property features a restaurant and lounge, 1,600 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor pool, fitness center and a business center. Excel’s current..

June 15, 2017

CapitalSource Provides $100M Construction Loan for Multifamily Property in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — CapitalSource has provided a $100 million loan for the construction of Portals Residential Phase V Building, located in downtown Washington. The 373-unit multifamily property will be 13 stories tall. Units will range in size from 506 square feet to 3,400 square feet. Portals Residential Phase V Building is part of the final phase of a 3 million-square-foot development project that includes the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and three Class A office buildings. The building..

June 9, 2017

Wegmans to Anchor Former Fannie Mae Headquarters Redevelopment in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roadside Development and North America Sekisui House LLC (NASH) have inked a deal with supermarket chain Wegmans to anchor the redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae headquarters at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. in Washington, D.C. The redevelopment includes the original brick buildings that were constructed by Equitable Life Co. in 1958 and 1962, as well as nearly 10 acres surrounding the buildings. The redevelopment will feature retail, residential, cultural arts, hospitality and..

May 23, 2017

Citizens Bank Leads Financing for Two JBG Cos. Deals in D.C. Area Totaling $90M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citizens Bank has led the financing on two deals in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area with The JBG Cos. totaling $90 million. The financing included the $49 million refinancing of Georgetown Center, two office buildings at 2115 and 2121 Wisconsin Ave. in D.C.’s Georgetown district, and a $41 million loan to finance the Old Centerville, a 171,631-square-foot, H-Mart-anchored shopping center on Braddock Road in Centerville, Va. Citizens was the administrative agent..

May 22, 2017

NGKF Arranges Three Office Leases in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront District

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has arranged three lease deals totaling 26,332 square feet at a 10-story office building located at 1100 New Jersey Ave. S.E. in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront district. The new tenants include The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), law firm Watkinson & Miller and defense and government contractor Assett Inc. AWF has leased 15,024 square feet on the ninth floor, relocating from 1400 16th Street N.W.; Watkinson & Miller leased the..

May 10, 2017