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Paramount to Sell 208,776 SF Office Building in Washington D.C. for $220M

2099 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New York-based real estate investment trust Paramount Group has agreed to sell 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., a 12-story, 208,776-square-foot office building in Washington, D.C. for $220 million. The buyer is undisclosed.

Designed by architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the building is situated in the heart of the nation’s capital, within walking distance of the White House, U.S. Treasury and Executive Office Building. The floor-to-ceiling glass façade and outdoor terraces offer views of national monuments, the Potomac River, White House and the city skyline.

The LEED Gold-certified property features 24-hour security, floor sizes ranging from 12,100 to 17,500 square feet, a two-story marble lobby, tenant-only fitness center and on-site parking.

Paramount acquired the building in 2012 from Vico Capital for $155 million. At the time, the property had large blocks of vacancy.

“We have been creating value at 2099 Pennsylvania Ave. by increasing leased occupancy to 98.5 percent from 31.6 percent. With this sale, we are harvesting that value,” says Albert Behler, CEO and president of Paramount. “Our strong leasing team converted an asset with large blocks of vacancy into one of the best Class A properties in the Washington, D.C. market, valued at over $1,050 per square foot.”

The transaction is expected to close this quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.

— David Cohen

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