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JBG Smith, Malrite Complete $162M International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — JBG Smith Properties and Malrite Co. have completed the development of a new and expanded International Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. When the project was announced in 2015, The Washington Post reported that the estimated costs were $162 million. The building officially opens to the public on Sunday, May 12. The development more than doubles the size of the museum to 140,000 square feet and moves it from F Street to just two blocks south of the …

Birchington to Break Ground on $93M Holiday Inn Express in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Birchington LLC is set to break ground on a $93 million, 247-room Holiday Inn Express in Washington, D.C. The hotel is expected to open in late 2020. Birchington, which developer Habte Sequar owns, received a construction loan from Atlanta-based Stonehill Strategic Capital for the project. The 14-story hotel will be situated at the corner of 4th and K streets, three blocks from the historic Carnegie Library and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The design and …

MRP Realty Receives $191.8M in Development Financing for Mixed-Use Project in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MRP Realty has received $191.8 million in development financing for Phase I of Bryant Street, a mixed-use project in northeast Washington, D.C. Phase I includes three mid-rise buildings comprising 487 multifamily units, a nine-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and an additional 38,482 square feet of ground-floor retail space. At full buildout, the 13-acre project will feature 1,500 residential units, 250,000 square feet of retail space, 1.5 acres of green space and up to …

Greysteel Arranges $21.8M Receivership Sale of Multifamily Portfolio in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Greysteel has arranged the $21.8 million receivership sale of a multifamily portfolio in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the receiver, E&G Group. E&G Group received Elsinore Courtyard and Fitch Apartments in June 2017 when lender Wilmington Trust asked the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to empower E&G Group to market and sell the properties after previous owner Sanford Capital defaulted on its loans, according to Street Sense Media. Elsinore Courtyard …

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 …

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